Are you ready to dive into the world of high-earning digital products that you can whip up in just a few hours?

If you’re nodding ‘yes,’ then you’re in the right place!

Digital product is the market that’s minting new millionaires (and I’m part of that tribe!). US adults spend about $120 to $130 every month on digital products, as per Deloitte.

The opportunity to create and sell your digital products has never been better. And we’re still in the early days!

Today, in this article, I’m about to share some gold nuggets on creating digital products that not only solve real-world problems but can also fill up your wallet.

I’ll share some easy-to-create digital product ideas that bring me passive income month after month.

Whether you’re a full-time professional looking for a side hustle or an infopreneur hungry, this one blog post will help you kickstart your journey.

So, let’s get started on uncovering these ideas!


Worksheets as a digital product may surprise a lot of the readers.

But contrary to what you might think, well-crafted worksheets are in high demand. People need (and will pay for) worksheets that solve their problems.

Let’s take a personal finance blog as an example. You could create a budgeting worksheet that helps readers manage their spending.

Personal finance
Personal finance budgeting

Instead of manual work like the above, all they need to do is input their monthly budget, spending, and saving goals. And the worksheet will calculate how much they need to spend and save. Such worksheets can save hours of manual work every month.

The key to succeeding with worksheets is to include thought-provoking questions or prompts that encourage introspection and practical application.

Worksheets aren’t just for personal finance enthusiasts.

Book readers, for instance, can benefit from worksheets designed to deepen their understanding of a book’s content, helping them to internalize lessons and apply them in their lives.

A crucial aspect of creating these worksheets is ensuring they contain quality questions because these lead to meaningful answers.

You can get product ideas by searching for keywords related to ‘worksheets’ on Google. The search engine will show you what worksheets people are searching for.

Search keywords related to worksheet on Google
Search keywords related to worksheet

For example, you can see that there are many people searching for worksheets related to Atomic Habits, the best-selling book. They may also be interested in buying, depending on how committed they are when it comes to changing their habits, which are the building blocks of self-improvement.

Another benefit of worksheets is they don’t require extensive designs. So, don’t worry if you’re not a designer. Tools like Canva offer beautiful worksheet templates.

You can easily design your worksheet, convert it to a PDF, and then upload it to platforms like Gumroad or Etsy.

Remember, many people now prefer to fill out worksheets digitally, especially on devices like iPads. Therefore, it’s vital to make your worksheets compatible with apps like GoodNotes or Notability.

You could sell the worksheets directly on your website.

As for marketing these worksheets, consider latest SEO strategies. Target keywords that have informational or commercial intent. The latter type will bring users who may purchase the worksheet from you if deemed suitable.

No Code Templates

In today’s digital landscape, ‘No Code’ templates are a game-changer, especially for those who want to create digital products without extensive coding knowledge.

Platforms like Notion (which I’m an avid user of), Webflow, and ClickUp have opened up a world where almost anyone can build websites and apps.

This democratization of digital product creation is not just a trend; it’s a growing movement.

For example, consider Notion templates.

You could create a custom template tailored for a specific niche or industry. Someone in that niche with a need to set up Notion for his business can use your template and save time and effort.

The key here is precision – think project management templates exclusively for startups or SaaS companies, habit trackers based on ‘Atomic Habits’ principles, or even CRM templates for real estate businesses.

Notion template for real estate agents
Notion template for real estate agents

The scope is vast.

Creators like Thomas Frank and Easlo have tapped into this market, proving that there is a substantial audience willing to pay for well-designed, niche-specific No Code templates.

These creators have leveraged platforms like Notion to develop digital products that cater to particular needs, highlighting the potential in this space.

And it’s not just about Notion.

Consider Webflow. It’s a platform where you can build and sell custom website templates. There are about 200 million active websites in the world, and 10,500 websites are created hourly.

Webflow Template Page
Webflow templates

All of them need a template.

What if you can provide them with the template they need? You can turn that template into a profitable digital product.

Another example is ClickUp, where project management templates can be tailored for specific industries.

Clickup Templates page
Clickup Templates page

When creating these templates, it’s essential to identify and address a need in the market that hasn’t been met yet. This could involve monitoring current trends, engaging with online communities to understand their needs, or simply innovating based on your expertise and insights into a particular field.

When it comes to selling, there are various ways to sell the template. Besides SEO traffic, you can leverage social media platforms.

By focusing on micro-audience on platforms like X (formerly Twitter), you can effectively reach potential buyers who are looking for these specific solutions.

Google Sheet Templates

The third digital product idea I have for you is Google Sheet Templates.

Google Sheet Templates are a goldmine for creators looking to tap into the digital product market.

For example, consider “Sheets for Marketers,” a product offering over 200 templates for SEO, PPC, and other marketing tasks.

Sheet for Marketers
Sheets for Marketers

This product has successfully identified its niche: Google Sheets tailored for marketers who appreciate automation.

Can you nail this down further and make it more specialized?


You have a digital product to sell. Your product can be as specialized as ‘sheets for accountants,’ ‘sheets for course creators,’ or even an Excel sheet designed specifically for Uber drivers to track their income and expenses.

For those with a blog, ranking for Google Sheet-related keywords can be a good strategy.

Google Sheets is popular due to its integration capabilities with various APIs and tools like Google Data Studio, enabling users to create data-rich dashboards.

By utilizing SEO, you can attract visitors to your blog and convert them into customers for your templates.

Google keyword suggestion method
Google keyword suggestion method

A practical tip for keyword research is to use Google’s search bar with the format “Google Sheets for *”.

This technique will reveal the most searched terms related to Google Sheets, providing valuable insights into what potential customers are looking for.

And you know what?

There are entire blogs centered around Google Sheets and Excel, demonstrating the vast potential in this niche.

By creating targeted, useful templates, and leveraging SEO and strategic keyword research, you can earn a good amount of money with this.

Digital Planners

With the rise in digital technology, we’ve seen a consequent rise in a new breed of products: digital planners.

Digital Planner app on Tablet
People use digital planners to keep themselves organized

Digital planners have carved out a significant niche in the market for digital products.

Particularly at the beginning or end of the year, there’s a surge in demand for online planners that help users set and track their yearly, quarterly, monthly, or weekly goals.

This is part of a larger shift from traditional to digital.

This trend offers a unique opportunity for digital product creators to cater to a seasonal spike in interest.

2024 planners
Google search for digital planners

For bloggers, this means creating content optimized around keywords that include the year or terms related to planning periods. Blog posts focusing on “2024 planners” or “quarterly goal planners” can attract a significant audience looking to organize their lives at these critical times.

Keyword research on Etsy
Keyword research on Etsy

Similarly, for those selling on platforms like Etsy, including the new year in product titles can significantly enhance visibility and sales, leveraging the Etsy search engine’s power.

On Etsy and Amazon, digital planners tailored for specific niches are especially popular.

Think of planners designed for online entrepreneurs, bloggers, or YouTubers. These niche planners can be highly targeted, such as “weekly planners for designers using iPad” or “digital planners for online entrepreneurs.”

The more specific the planner is, the more it resonates with a particular audience segment.

To successfully market these planners, focus on the keywords people are likely to search for on Etsy or Amazon.

Keyword research on Etsy
Keyword research on Etsy

Platforms like Gumroad also offer tools for keyword research, allowing creators to see which terms are trending and what potential customers are searching for.

By aligning your product titles and descriptions with these search trends, you significantly increase the chances of your digital planners being discovered and purchased.

For those with a budget, you can invest in comprehensive tools like Semrush or Ahrefs.


Graphics designers existed ever since humans learned how to draw. In ancient times, the designers carved out walls and stones to demonstrate their art. Later they moved to paper canvas. Now they’re on iPads and computers.

The bottom line is graphic design is an evergreen field.

And graphics, encompassing everything from illustrations to fonts, remain a vibrant and lucrative area in digital products.

For graphic designers, the opportunities are extensive. You can create and sell a range of digital products, including Canva templates, Notion covers, or printable digital posters with niche-specific inspirational quotes.

Alex Bentley earnings disclosure

The success story of Alex Bentley, who made over $23,000 by selling posters at $10 each, is a testament to the potential in this field.

When it comes to selling these graphics, a variety of online marketplaces offer excellent platforms.

Dribble and Creative Market are popular choices, and Gumroad also presents a viable option. Listing your work in these marketplaces not only allows you to sell those but also helps you get a lot of clients who are in need of custom-made graphics.

Furthermore, don’t let the rise of AI and its breathtaking capabilities fool you.

Despite the advancements in AI, such as DALLE-3 and Mid Journey, which allow for the creation of graphics at scale, there remains a robust demand for hand-drawn, custom illustrations.

This demand caters to those who either prefer the unique touch of human-created art or may not have the skills to use AI tools effectively.

Remember, while AI tools offer speed and scalability, the allure of handcrafted designs and the personal touch they bring cannot be understated.

Robot human touch
AI-Human Partnership is necessary

Balancing AI-generated graphics with custom designs can cater to a broader range of preferences and increase the appeal of your digital products.

Selling Illustrations

If you’ve got advanced designing and creativity skills, you can consider pre-made or on-demand illustrations.

Selling illustrations presents a unique opportunity, especially when targeting high-ticket clients such as best-selling book authors.

Boston public library illustration
Boston public library illustration

Custom, niche-made hand-drawn illustrations can significantly enhance the value of a product, be it a book, a website, or any other medium requiring visual appeal.

Consider the success of Jack Butcher and his brand, Visualize Value. His growth, largely through Twitter, showcases how effective social media can be in marketing and selling digital illustrations.

Butcher’s strategy of selling micro-niche courses and potentially using these graphics as NFTs illustrates the diverse revenue streams available from high-quality illustrations.

Furthermore, book publishers often seek out unique illustrations to differentiate their products. This market segment offers illustrators the chance to partner with publishers and authors, providing custom artwork that can elevate the perceived value of their books.

For selling illustrations, platforms like Gumroad and Etsy can be effective, particularly for reaching a wider audience.

Gumroad Homepage
Gumroad lets you sell images and illustrations

However, for those targeting high-ticket clients, personalized outreach and showcasing a portfolio on professional networks or personal websites will produce better results.

These clients often look for tailor-made solutions that align closely with their project’s vision and brand, making custom illustrations a highly sought-after service.

In the current market, where AI-generated graphics are becoming more common, the demand for bespoke, hand-drawn illustrations remains strong.

Illustrators who can offer this personal touch and cater to specific client needs will find themselves in a niche that AI has yet to penetrate fully.

Checklists & Guides

Checklists and guides are another category of digital products with significant potential for bloggers and creators.

Creating printable PDFs like quick start guides or checklist templates for specific tasks can address a wide array of customer needs.

People use checklists to stay organized

For instance, you might develop a checklist for someone moving into a new house or starting a new business. People usually juggle multiple things when shifting house, and a checklist saves them valuable time while keeping them organized.

The key to creating profitable checklists is making the content more relevant and appealing to those individuals.

For example, a guide focusing on ‘Mediterranean keto recipes for pregnant women’ pinpoints a specific audience. And your checklist should revolve around their pain points and goals.

Conducting keyword research on platforms like Gumroad or Etsy can reveal what potential customers are searching for, helping you to refine your product ideas.

Checklists on Etsy
Search for checklists on Etsy to get product ideas

Also, make them visually appealing and user-friendly, utilizing tools like Canva.

Another approach is to cater to B2B clients by creating process checklists and guides.

Websites like Process Street provide inspiration on how to formulate checklists for various business processes. These resources help business owners streamline operations, making it easier to delegate or outsource tasks.

In the competitive market of digital products, specificity and quality are key.

Set specific goals
Set specific target

By targeting a well-defined segment of the market and providing high-quality, visually attractive guides and checklists, you can create a product that not only meets the needs of your audience but also stands out from the crowd.

And this can make you a good amount of money as well.

Online Courses

Do you have a knack for teaching others what you know?

Online teaching
Online teachers and coaches are in high demand

Consider online courses as digital products.

Creating an online course is an excellent way to monetize expertise in a specific area. People want to upskill and learn new skills that will enhance their knowledge and lifestyle. In 2020 alone, people spent $1 billion on Teachable, a creator-driven learning platform. The same year saw the launch of 183,744 courses on Teachable.

So how to make your course stand out?

The key is to identify a micro-niche that you’re knowledgeable about and create a course that addresses a specific problem or skill within that niche.

There are other platforms like Udemy that are ideal for listing your course. To ensure success on Udemy, thorough market research is crucial.

Udemy marketplace insights

You can utilize Udemy Marketplace Insights to understand the market dynamics for your course topic, including demand, competition, and the performance of top creators. This tool allows you to input a keyword and provides valuable data on the market for that course topic on Udemy.

However, personally, I don’t choose the Udemy route.

I am a big advocate of having control over my audience through my own course platform and utilizing my own marketing strategies.

If you’re interested in getting started, I strongly suggest going through this page, which provides a step-by-step guide to creating, launching, and monetizing your online course.


For those with coding knowledge, creating “micro-softwares”, such as simple Chrome extensions, can be a lucrative venture.

Volume Booster chrome plugin

These products solve specific problems for niche audiences.

For example, consider an extension like Smart ToC, which adds a table of contents to any webpage.

The creator also offers a pro version for around $5.

Developing such extensions, especially with tools like ChatGPT, can be relatively straightforward.

Need more ideas?

How about creating CSS or JavaScript tweaks for browsers, offering these scripts for a price! You don’t even need to be a developer to create a microsoftware. You can hire someone on Fiverr for cheap.

Community Membership

The last digital product idea I have for you is community memberships.

Creating a community membership site around a specific topic can provide a steady income stream.

Man wearing Love Your Neighbour cap
People love being part of a community

For instance, a community focused on sleep optimization can offer immense value to those struggling with insomnia. The community members can share their thoughts with each other and feel more supportive in their respective pursuits.

Freemium models work best for membership sites. You offer free entry to the membership group for a certain time period and prompt them to pay if they want to continue.

Members can pay a fee, say $10 per month, for access to exclusive content, peer accountability, and ongoing support.

With just 100 members, such a community can generate $1,000 monthly.

While straightforward, creating a community takes some time and effort.

The crucial aspect is identifying a real pain point in a micro-niche and building a community of like-minded individuals willing to pay for access and support.

For this, you can make use of community platforms like Circle, Kajabi, or even Skool, which is a new entrant.

Kajani online course platform
Use platforms like Kajabi to create online courses


Picking the right digital product is tricky indeed! What works for some creators or bloggers may not work for you.

The key here is to align your capabilities with what the market wants. So, ask yourself what you’re good at and survey your target market.

You will get the answers.

With that, good luck!