Creating Your Own Digital Product is Simple

By Ian Fernando

Throughout the prior months I have made several reports, ebooks, and even digital product scripts. These are all products that I made or outsourced. When I first started on the internet and started to make some money I started making my own products. I read that we are in the information world and everyone seeks information. I think this is true because we always want to be better than everyone else. So many forms of digital information are put out to help someone learn faster and better.

On the internet I found digital products do very well, this was before I started getting into affiliate marketing. I started making my own product because it was cheap, free, with the exception of time. I made a simple ebook and sold it on Myspace, using the paypal shopping cart. It became popular on Myspace everyone wanted one!

The ebook was 'MySpace HTML Designer,' this was a basic understanding of DIV tables and HTML. I was kind of surprise that it sold really well on the internet especially on myspace. I specifically used my own Myspace page as a landing page, showing what can be done by simply grabbing my cheap ebook - I sold it for 17$. Once there was popularity I decided to just lower the price to 7$!

But I made this product with no professional ecover and probably bad english, since I wrote it way before I started blogging. My writing has improved a lot since my first post. But the fact I just sat down and wrote down some basic HTML and DIV languages got teenagers and kids creating their own unique Myspace layouts.

The point I am trying to bring across is creating a digital product is very simple. There were of course several things that I have researched before selling it because I was thinking how will I deliver it immediately, accept payments, collect emails, etc.

Luckily I read a lot before creating this ebook and I found some great sites that had helped with my digital product process. I specifically use Paypal and Tradebit to handle all my money and delivery. I kept it simple. I paid a monthly fee with Tradebit to digitally deliver my digital products immediately, who wants to wait.

How did I get started? What did I do? What were the tools? How did I find my market?

These were questions that I asked myself and Googled for a while and it was hard, since I did not know how to properly create and launch a digital product. But I knew one thing Myspace users wanted unique designs and I enjoyed Myspace back in the da, until Tom invited multiple spammers and deleted my page and wanted to take some of my income! On another note....

I simply took what I did everyday, logged on Myspace and reedited my template or page. This was a simple task for me but there are so many others out there that want to create their own layouts. Many even paid hundred for their 'basic' layout from eBay auctions! I was just astounded but this and I was thinking to myself how can I jump in and earn.

Since I already knew HTML and CSS I decided to go a head and create a tutorial. I created a 25page tutorial in Microsoft word and used a free PDF maker online to create my PDF ebook. I sold it and it sold! I was amazed! Also my description was like 2 paragraphs long, yet it still sold.

Myspace audience was there, the need to create unique templates was there, the want to learn or create a Myspace page was there. I simple saw an opportunity early and took advantage of it. But every good story must come to an end.

What I was looking for:

  • AudienceMarket: At the time, Myspace Templates were one of the most popular searches on Google and other search engines. Everyone wanted to change their Myspace layout. They want a background, change the colors, create borders, etc.
  • Traffic: Myspace alone was a traffic engine by itself, no marketing was needed. A user can simple search within Myspace (which most users did) and found what they wanted. Myspace is one of the popular social networks out at the time.
  • Uniqueness: My tutorial was not the typical change your background, change your border color, change text link sizes etc. I was unique, my layout was very different - it consisted of DIV overlays. It literally hovered over the original layout and I designed within the new DIV, creating a unique layout. I was getting questions everyday asking how I got my layout that way.
  • Payment Process: I use Paypal to process the purchase. Paypal is a trusted name and everyone on Myspace is most likely to have a Paypal account. Paypal processed all my payments and made it very simple for me to receive payments.
  • Product Delivery: Tradebit was a savior for me. I searched for a cheap, reliable service. I was cheap back in the day. Tradebit proved to be very reliable and very cheap for the unlimited bandwidth and capacity I was provided. They did the automated delivery for me and email confirmations. Simple.

All I had to do was type up my simple tutorial, turn it into a PDF, and automate my delivery and payment, paste code on Myspace. I let my account do the rest and I was surprised at what I was gathering. At first I was not earning because I did not have it on the right location, but after several testing and trial and errors, I found the perfect location and right words to get teens to buy my tutorial.

After turning my page into an ebook payment section, my account with Myspace was deleted. No warning, no suspension, just deleted. According to the TOS of Myspace there is no such marketing on their network, but what are music artists doing? They are technically marketing their music on Myspace. It is cool and I enjoyed it while it lasted.

Now there is a system that has step by step instructions on what to do, it is called Info Product Dashboard. This dashboard walks you step-by-step through what to do and how to do it. Every step is clearly laid out and labeled with big, red numbers and step-by-step screen captures. All you do is click and follow the instructions. You don't have to try to figure out what's next. You just click the next icon and follow the steps. The step-by-step screen captures make it much faster and easier to use and follow than programs that are all videos.

The Info Product Dashboard is literally a point and click system. It shows you what you need to do research, test, design, etc. Marlon Sanders is the creator of this system and makes it really simple for you to start making your first digital information product a success. I wish I had this system when I created my first product and now I have multiple digital products and with more to come:

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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