Do you have a digital product you’d like to sell? It could be a template, ebook or even your research. Recently, more people are starting to sell their knowledge without having to go through the struggles of finding a publisher.
If you already have a copy of your work written, all you need to do is save it as a PDF or ePUB file and host it online.
Luckily, there are tons of platforms available where you can upload your eBook and share the link with your audience. In this article, we’ll list 12 of these websites where you can sell your eBooks in Nigeria for free and what to expect from each of them.
Creathor is an online platform dedicated to providing creators with tools to help them earn. One of these tools is the Creathor shop.
Here, you can create your own online store and sell as many digital products as you want. This includes eBooks, online courses, tickets, recipes, art and so much more
The setup process is super easy – because all you really need to do is fill out a form. There’s no wait time as you get to the store immediately. You also get a dashboard where you can track all of your orders along with how much you’ve made.
Checkout on Creathor is secured with Paystack so you’re assured of a seamless automated sales process. Simply share the link to your store online to start getting sales.
Perhaps, what we love the most is that your earnings are sent directly to your Nigerian bank account. So no need to go through Paypal or Payoneer stress.
Unlike most platforms, there are no payment or subscription plans on Creathor. You only get charged a small commission fee whenever you make a sale.
Perhaps one of the biggest online platforms you can host your eBook on is Amazon. Being an eCommerce giant, you can also sell your eBooks here for free and leverage its SEO to drive traffic.
While it’s not a Nigerian company, it’s a great choice because you can get international exposure and broaden your target audience while at it. You can also get genuine reviews that’ll help improve your writing skills over time.
Unfortunately, the downside is that Amazon charges a 30% commission on your earnings. So this means you might not make a lot of money if you’re not selling a high-priced book.
The next platform on our list is Payhip. This is an eCommerce platform where you can host your digital products online. A unique feature they offer is being able to sell memberships.
You can choose to embed this platform on your eBook landing page or choose to create your store to host more products. We also love that it has marketing tools like affiliate programs to help you promote your books and discount options when you need to run sales.
Unfortunately like Amazon, the pricing can be a little high for some. Payhip charges a 5% transaction fee exclusive of Paypal and Stripe processing fees. However, there are pricing plans available and the charge reduces once you’re on a paid plan.
Well, Paystack isn’t just a means to securely receive payments. The payment gateway also has a product known as Paystack Commerce. While it was mostly designed for eCommerce store owners, a lot of creators are using it to sell their eBooks online.
The only downside to using Paystack is that you might not get priority support if you ever need one. It’s also more suitable for users who sell physical products in bulk.
Being one of the oldest platforms for selling and buying digital books, Okadabooks is another great platform if you’re a digital creator.
You can take advantage of the audience it has amassed over the years and sell your product to its community. You can also just get a link to your book and share it with your own audience.
If you need editing services, you can take consult the in-house editing team to ensure that your eBook is up to standard before publishing.
Unfortunately, you can only upload ePUB3 versions of your digital product here. And while setting up your profile is free, there’s a transaction fee that isn’t fixed.
Selar is a popular eCommerce platform where you can sell your products both physically and digitally. It has a no-code set up so you don’t need any help with setting it up. Like most platforms, you get a dashboard where you can track your sales.
There’s also a transaction fee for every sale you make on the platform. Simply get a link to your store and share it with your audience online.
Although this brand isn’t targeting specifically targeting Nigerians, you can still sell your digital products here and receive your payments in USD. In addition to your eBook, you can sell any digital product. Think lists, blog posts, audio, paintings, short films, your content ideas and so much more.
We love that you can also set up email automation, follow-up messages and more with the platform. You can even embed the Gumroad store on your existing website.
Unfortunately, because of its robust features, you have to pay a standard 10% flat fee on every transaction. And when compared to other platforms like Creathor which charges less than 5%, it’s quite high.
Similar to other platforms on our list, Sellfy is also easy to set up. At the moment, you can sell downloadable products like eBooks, or other PDFs. You can also sell event tickets, subscriptions and physical products.
The only downside is that, if you don’t want your eBook as a read-only file, you have to opt for a paid plan. This is because your audience can only download a product when your store is on a paid plan.
Tradebit is an online platform where you can sell specific files and downloadable products. You can sell eBooks, manuals, recipes and more. Here, you get 10GB of storage for your product and a shop.
There are affiliates on the platform so you can contact them to help you sell for a cut. Sadly unlike other stores on this list, Tradebit doesn’t have an attractive user interface. You might also need an active Paypal or Payoneer account to receive payments.
Being a popular eCommerce builder, you can also set up a Shopify store to sell your digital products including eBooks. All you need is to provide a download link to your product on the store.
The downside to using Shopify is that it can be a lot more complicated if you only want to sell eBooks. This is because it’s created for more robust eCommerce store owners.
11. Click bank
Similar to Tradebit, this is a foreign platform where you can sell your eBooks online. And while it doesn’t have a great user interface, it has a massive affiliate network you can take advantage of.
Once you connect with them, you can track sales from a centralized dashboard and process your earnings when you’re ready. Again you might need a PayPal, Payoneer or foreign bank account to receive payments here.
12. Warrior Plus
Our final site is warrior plus another great alternative if you want to reach an international audience. You can host your eBook here and contact the affiliate network to help you promote it for a percentage.
Since it’s a marketing platform, you can also take advantage of its network and SEO rankings. However, your readers can only pay in Dollars which means to withdraw, you also need a foreign bank account.
So, What Should I Do Next?
Well, you need to establish what audience you’re targeting. We do recommend using a platform that can allow you to sell to both your local and international audiences.
You also need to opt for a store that’ll allow you to process your earnings directly to your bank account to avoid further conversion costs and withdrawal charges.
Finally, choose a platform that gives you unlimited storage, allows you to sell multiple products and is easy to maintain in the long run.
Start by opening a Creathor Shop for free today.