Newbie who wants to build and sell digital products.

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Hi All,

First of all,I want to say thanks to all the amazing and awesome people in the forum.
I decided to take a plunge to create second source of income and eventually make it into a passive income in the long run.

I am a newbie to building digital products and selling them online.
I have thought of some niche topics(problems/use cases ) based on which I can build new products(either video courses or ebook).Personally, I feel ebook would be a better option.
But the whole process of idea validation to doing social media marketing is a bit overwhelming.
Is any recommended approach or a step by step guide I can follow?
Can you guys suggest what would be a good starting points?

Also would it be possible to use a pseudonym to sell digital products solving a niche problem.

Awaiting your response.

About me:
I have been in the IT industry for last 13 years.I have experience in the customer insights and analytics world.
#build #digital #newbie #products #sell
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Originally Posted by Dikesh Shah View Post

    I have been in the IT industry for last 13 years.I have experience in the customer insights and analytics world.
    Make something that helps people with customer insights and analytics.

    Sell what you make by finding people who were like you 13 to 14 years ago.

    Start there and you will create something authentic and have a market you know something about.

    best regards,

    Ozi
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    • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
      Sure.I will my research accordingly and work down to the right product content.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Growing downlines with salesmanship in print is the easiest and dare I say most practical way to grow a passive income. You could also try your hand on video marketing. Cultivating relationships with key people does the trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author netbull
    Best place is to join the sites like warriorplus.com, JVzoo.com and start selling your Digital Products. You can even sell your products here on Warrior forum
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    • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
      The end users of the future I intent to build & sell are not regular audience for these sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by Dikesh Shah View Post

    I decided to take a plunge to create second source of income and eventually make it into a passive income in the long run.
    You're starting with a flawed concept. There's no such things as passive income. If you're developing, building, selling products and continually developing new ones - as well as supporting your customers, you'll be working at some level the entire time.

    Shun the myth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
      Point taken.I understand the concern you mentioned. The intention is to build something which even after 5-10 years viewed should be useful for the end users.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Dikesh,

    Since you are passionate about IT and have great experience/clarity in that niche, consider creating an eBook helping folks, based on your niche.

    You have immense experience in that niche as far as knowing what people want, or what problems people need solved in that area. Go for it.

    Self-publish on Amazon. Begin blogging on a self-hosted platform to help folks and to expand your reach. Keep writing eBooks and boost sales, over the long haul.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
      Thanks Ryan for your wisdom. How to go about marketing & sales of the ebooks?
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    Your'e essentially asking a question that is answered in a comprehensive, quality internet marketing course. Take one.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by SiteNameSales View Post

      Your'e essentially asking a question that is answered in a comprehensive, quality internet marketing course. Take one.
      Nothing, 'passive,' about that. lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
        The target is to make it passive in the long run.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Dikesh Shah View Post

          The target is to make it passive in the long run.
          So, what you are saying is either and some point you will stop supporting, updating, marketing and promoting the products, as well as adding new ones and allow them to simply die a slow death.

          At some point sales will slow to a trickle, if not stop, altogether. You can't get much more passive than that, so - I guess you win! :-)

          You can either argue with common sense or embrace it. It simply depends on your innate understanding of life and business. Trust me when I tell you that neither is going to be any different for you, then for everyone else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dikesh Shah
      Okies.Is there any course you recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    The target is to make it passive in the long run.

    You might want to pick up a copy of The 4 Hour Work Week.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    Okies.Is there any course you recommend?

    If you are asking for me to recommend a course I should point out that we are not allowed to place our affiliate or product links in our posts. It is beneath us...
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by lrpellegrino View Post

      I have been really enjoying studying under Anthony Morrison on how to make money online in today's market. You should check out some of his online courses:
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