Looking for inspiration for the best digital products to sell as a travel blogger?
Well, you’re in luck, as in this episode of the Profitable Travel Blogger Podcast we’ll be going over 14 different digital product ideas that can help creators increase their income.
In fact, by the end of this episode, you’ll understand:
- Suggestions for what kinds of digital products to sell
- Tips for creating digital products that actually benefit your audience
- Specific examples of the most profitable digital products to sell online
- And more!
On that note, let’s dive into the episode.
Disclosure: This episode + post on popular digital products contains affiliate links to trusted partners I think you’ll love!
Best Digital Products To Sell Online As A Travel Blogger [Podcast Episode Audio]
The video version of the podcast above shares 14 profitable digital product ideas you can sell online — with tips to make it happen!
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Sell Digital Products Easier With These Helpful Tools (Mentioned In The Episode)
Jasper AI. Use the power of artificial intelligence to quickly and easily create marketing copy, come up with content topics, outline and draft content, and more. My link gets you a 10,000-word free trial.
- Need help with creating your course? Check out this handy free Course Creator To-Do List.
ConvertKit. A feature-rich yet user-friendly email marketing platform made by bloggers for bloggers. My affiliate link gets you a 30-day free trial — no credit card required!
ConvertKit Commerce. This is a free platform that allows creators to sell their digital products. Note: You must have a ConvertKit account to use it.
Sellfy. This is a robust platform for selling digital products, physical products, and subscriptions. You can create your own store, accept secure payments, create coupons, create upsells, promote your products with built-in marketing tools, and more.
WebinarJam. My favorite software for successfully hosting free and paid live webinars.
Bonfire. Design and sell super soft t-shirts and apparel. They take care of the manufacturing and shipping and you keep all of the profits!
Keep in mind, you can also sell digital products online with Paypal! Though, if you’re wondering how to create digital products some of the above tools can better help with that, like Teachable and Bonfire.
Best Digital Product Ideas [Episode Transcript]
I’ve said this in past episodes, but one of the best ways to grow your blog and have control over your travel blogging income is to create and sell your own products. It’s truly one of the top ways to monetize a travel blog.
Now, this does not need to be a scary or overwhelming process — especially when you opt for digital products, which are typically budget-friendly to create and don’t require you to worry about things like shipping, manufacturing, and production costs.
Because of this, digital products are infinitely scalable. You don’t have to worry about running out of materials or needing more time to make additional items; digital products can be sold millions of times without issue.
In fact, you can follow a product launch plan template to increase sales, too.
But, what are the best digital products to sell online as a travel blogger? Are there any that can help you reach the level of full-time blogger?
That is exactly what we’ll be going over in this episode!
Now before we dive into what digital products to sell online, I want to direct your attention to the show notes where I’ve shared a link to my free Travel Blogger Resource Library.
Inside you’ll snag access to 35+ resources from cheat sheets to workbooks to video tutorials that can help truly turn your blog into a profitable business.
I’m all about implementation and I really want to make sure you don’t just listen to the episode and forget about it, but that you actually use what I share to make your blogging life easier. Inside the library there are a number of printables and tutorials that will help you take what I share in this episode, and efficiently implement it.
Feel free to even pause this episode to go grab those resources.
Then let’s dive in.
Now, let me start off by saying the list of digital product ideas we’ll be going over in this episode is in no way exhaustive.
There are truly a limitless number of products you can create, so use your imagination here and really consider what would benefit your audience and what products you’d enjoy creating that would feel authentically you.
Since you’ll be promoting your products and putting your name on them, you really want to make sure that they are things you’d be proud to be associated with.
If you’re wondering “how long does it take to make money blogging?” my answer to you would be a lot quicker once you create high-quality digital products.
Remember, too, that it’s helpful to learn how to create a gift guide for your blog so you can promote your products there as well as the products of affiliate partners. Having an affiliate marketing for travel bloggers is a great way to increase your passive income.
On that note, let’s dive into some ideas that will help you sell digital goods online as a travel blogger:
Digital Product Idea #1: Online Courses
Picture me standing on my chair right now jumping up and down with my hands in the air!
Deciding to sell online courses was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made as a travel blogger.
Think about it. You’re already teaching your audience about something through your blog. Why not package up your knowledge into a premium step-by-step course that further helps them?
Keep in mind, too, that your online course does not need to be business-related to make money.
In fact, I’ve seen travel bloggers make money with courses on topics like travel journaling, mastering Airbnb, language learning, smart packing, solo female travel, outfitting an RV, travel hacking, traveling full time with a family, and more!
Personally, I’m a big fan of Teachable for creating online courses. Their software really has everything you need to be successful, plus their support is outstanding.
You can click my affiliate link in the show notes for a two-week free trial of their Pro Plan, too!
In my opinion, this is one of the best digital products to sell online.
Digital Product Idea #2: Paid Webinars
I have an entire episode on making money with webinars, which you can also watch in a video version here:
Now, while many webinars are free to attend and then pitch a paid offer at the end of the presentation, you can also charge a fee for hosting live webinars and workshops.
As with a paid course, you want to make sure that if you’re charging money for a training that you’re really making the benefit clear.
How will an attendee’s life be better after attending my webinar?
You might also consider having breakout groups and/or creating an experience that allows attendees to leave with something created or mapped out to make the session even more valuable.
And, if you have a paid course on a related topic, you might also consider pitching it at the end of the workshop, possibly with a special bonus or discount to make the offer even juicier.
By the way, my affiliate link scores you a 14-day free trial of WebinarJam, my favorite webinar software.
Digital Product Idea #3: Ebooks
Ebooks can come in many different forms.
Maybe it’s a story about your own personal journey, a collection of incredible travel photographs, a destination guide, a set of themed itineraries, or even an ebook that teaches a strategy like how to become a travel hacker or how to take better pictures while traveling.
Digital Product Idea #4: Printables
Printables are one of the easiest types of digital products to create, so if you’re wondering how to start a blog and make money right away, this could be a good option.
Really think about what printable assets like templates, workbooks, planners, and trackers can make your reader’s life easier or offer them a transformation.
For instance, if your audience is active on social media, maybe you create social media templates to help their travel content stand out.
Or, maybe you make a retreat workbook that allows them to create a DIY yoga retreat at home or a premium travel planner that makes the entire trip planning process super simple.
Possibly you’re an artistic person and can create travel-inspired postcards or coloring pages for kids or even adults.
Get creative and have fun with this!
Also, in my opinion, valuable printables make for great tripwire funnel offers!
Digital Product Idea #5: Lightroom Presets
Who doesn’t love to share beautiful travel photos?
Even if your readers aren’t trying to become full-time travel bloggers, providing them easy-to-use presets that instantly make their pictures pretty and print-worthy can be a profitable product for you.
Make sure to display before-and-after examples that showcase how your presets can transform a photograph on the sales page to really show people exactly why they should purchase.
Digital Product Idea #6: Apps
Creating an app that makes travel easier or more rewarding for your audience can also be smart.
Scrolling the app store, I see travel apps focused on all kinds of solutions — taking better photos and videos, meeting locals and other travelers, booking accommodation and experiences, exploring specific destinations, planning road trips, travel safety, traveling with pets, discovering the best hiking trails in a place, and more!
Digital Product Idea #7: Virtual Tours
Now for those interested in selling in-person tours through their blog, I do have a free How To Start A Tour Company cheat sheet.
However, right now we’re talking about digital products, so you might also think about how you can create virtual tours that transport your readers to a place or immerses them in an experience in a way that allows them to travel from home.
Additionally, you can offer your skills to brands, tourism boards, and businesses that could benefit from having you create virtual tours for them.
For instance, you might pitch a hotel brand to create a virtual tour of their property that helps them increase bookings.
Note that to really do this well you’ll want to invest in a 360-degree camera, a stable tripod, and virtual tour software.
Digital Product Idea #8: Apparel
Now, if you’re thinking, “wait, clothing isn’t a digital product,” hear me out.
Nowadays, there are loads of platforms that allow you to sell physical products while only needing to worry about the promotion.
For instance, Bonfire is a platform that lets you design t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel to sell to your audience. They take care of the production and shipping, and you even keep 100% of the profits.
This is also a great idea if you want to use your blog to put good into the world, as you can do a charitable t-shirt campaign and donate the proceeds.
I own a Bonfire t-shirt and it is truly the softest tee that I own.
By the way, I mentioned Bonfire in my list of 13 clever ways to increase your travel blogging income.
Digital Product Idea #9: Audio Recordings & Digital Downloads
You can have a lot of fun with this digital product idea!
For instance, are you musically talented? Do you write about road trips often? Maybe you record an album of original music that makes for the perfect road trip soundtrack.
Or, maybe you help people overcome travel anxiety or practice self-care on the road. In this instance, perhaps you create a library of soothing meditations meant to be listened to while traveling.
You might also create an audio course or workshop based on your blog’s mission.
Digital Product Idea #10: Travel Photography
Are you a talented photographer? Then you might consider selling your photographs as art prints that people can hang on their walls.
If you’re not sure which prints to pick, try posting a few images on Instagram to see which gets the most engagement.
This is one of the top digital products to sell on Etsy!
Digital Product Idea #11: Stock Media
Maybe your audience is composed of travel creators.
You might then put together a library or even a monthly membership service where you provide high-quality travel images, video clips, and/or graphic design assets that they can use to create their content.
IvoryMix is an example of a blog that offers this. You can click here to get 550+ free stock photos, too!
Digital Product Idea #12: Games
Sure, travel board games are a lot of fun, though you might also consider what virtual games you can create that would be interesting to travelers.
While I personally haven’t ever created a virtual game, a quick Google search shows there are various platforms meant to help indie game creators bring their ideas to life.
Keep in mind, you can also create printable games, too, like a travel-inspired Bingo card meant to make road trips more fun.
Digital Product Idea #13: Memberships
While this digital product will require you to regularly create the membership content, it can be worth it thanks to the recurring revenue.
Keep in mind, memberships can take many different forms and can focus on a limitless number of topics.
For instance, you might create a membership that regularly shares workshops, recipes, live classes, assets like stock photography and videography, group calls, and more.
I actually have a membership community called Travel Blog Prosperity that helps travel bloggers turn their websites into profitable businesses. In terms of membership software, I use and love Teachable.
Remember that my affiliate link gets you 14 days of their Pro Plan for free!
Digital Product Idea #14: Premium Newsletter
This idea is similar to a newsletter, though the content type is straightforward.
With this type of newsletter, you want to make sure you’re providing truly premium content. One real-life example is Scott’s Cheap Flights, a flight deal newsletter that helps its members save up to 90% on travel.
Moreover, I have a VIP Opportunities Newsletter where I send out paying opportunities for travel bloggers each week.
Alright, now I hope you enjoyed this episode.
I hope you feel inspired and empowered to boost your blogging income by creating and selling digital products.
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