You’re thinking of signing up for a Direct Creatives membership but keep hesitating because you don’t know exactly what you would post.  Will people like your designs? Will customers actually purchase the items you put time and hard work into creating? Do you even have anything worth selling online?

The answer to all of those questions is a resounding YES!  What’s better, you probably already have some awesome digital assets you’ve already created that you can post today!  

Check out these ten digital assets you can sell online now! 

Checklists 

A great checklist can make any small business owner or entrepreneur’s life easier!  Consider a pre-made checklist with daily tasks filled out, a customizable checklist your customer can use to fill in their own tasks, or a combination of the two.  

E-books

If you are an expert in a certain subject, and e-book can be a great option to add to your Direct Creatives shop!  The topics for business centered e-books are endless and can range from advertising to zip files and everything in between.    

Struggling to write your first ebook and need some guidance? Check out our blog post on 7 Easy Tips For Writing Your Ebook for help!

Planner Pages

Anyone who has tried to keep multiple schedules straight knows how difficult it can be.  If you are a wizard at multitasking and have a great planner system that works for you, consider sharing it with others!  Planner pages can be designed and sold for different sized planners offering your customers the option to customize something perfect for their busy lifestyle.  

Social Media Graphics

Social media graphics can be a HUGE draw for potential customers!  Great social media graphics take time- especially with the ever changing dimensions of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.  Offering a coordinated social media graphic bundle to span across different platforms can help to turn prospects into sales based on the value they bring.  Great graphics plus time saved for your customer equal a great sale! 

Stationery

When was the last time you received a handwritten note in the mail?  While gone are the days of snail mail and pen pals, many direct sellers and entrepreneurs still enjoy delighting their customers with a handwritten note.  Customer thank you cards, postcard mailers, and beautiful branded letter head designs are a great way to expand your Direct Creatives shop! 

Team Management Digital Assets

Many direct sellers work to build a team of like minded hardworking individuals.  However, most times, those teams are spread across the USA and sometimes even the world.  Creating team management assets such as team goal trackers and weekly or monthly team check in reports can help your customer’s better manage their team while having more time to focus on their own goals as well.  

Templates 

The category for templates may seem broad, and for good reason.  Templates come in many forms and can include branding and mood boards, printable tags and stickers, and even business plans.  Offer customization to your customers to provide even more value to your templates. 

Logos

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of an individual business can many times be the most frustrating.  Logo design is something many small business owners struggle with and offering a custom or ready made logo can help to not only set the tone for a business, but sets the user on a course of personal branding.  Using the Business Builder or Enterprise vendor memberships on Direct Creatives, you’ll be able to fully communicate with your customer and help them to bring their logo to fruition.   

Worksheets

Navigating the world of business ownership can be tough and many small business owners are looking for ways to simplify their business.  Worksheets to help your customer identify their ideal client, help with SEO management, and even track business expenses can provide immense value to busy business owners.  

Presets 

Have you ever looked at an Instagram feed and immediately been pulled in by the consistent look?  These feeds are generally using filters or presets to give that cohesive look. If you are a photo editing wiz, creating and selling custom presets may be for you!  Help your customer’s find the look they are searching for while earning income on your talent! 

But Wait, There Is More! 

While we’ve listed ten great types of digital assets you can start selling online now, the possibilities are endless! There are many great programs to create your digital assets, and we highly recommend checking out PicMonkey!

Remember when it comes to creating your digital assets, you are only limited by your creativity. As Maya Angelou once stated, “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more your have!”  

Happy Creating,

The Direct Creatives Team

10 digital assets you can sell online now

Using Pinterest to increase sales doesn't have to be hard! We've put together six easy tips for you just to see how easy it can be!

We are HUGE Pinterest fans around here, and for good reason.  According to Hootsuite, as of September 2018, Pinterest boasts 250 million users every month.  Furthermore, the platform reaches 83 percent of US women between the ages of 25-54.  

These ever growing numbers can be used as a great way to benefit your small business, and can result in added sales and a larger customer base.  Even with the power behind Pinterest, it is important to know how to leverage the tool to your advantage.  

Incorporate Pins On Your Website 

Using Pinterest to increase your product sales starts at home.  

Your website and blog can be a powerful funnel and place to display your pins.  Not only does this allow people on your sites to funnel to your Pinterest, but also vice verse!

Use A Pinterest Specific Graphic 

There is no denying that Pinterest is a very visual platform.  Optimizing graphics for the site can help you to stand out against other sellers while pulling eyes to your product pins. 

Generally, Pinterest recommends that images be vertical with a ratio of 2:3 aspect ratio.  

Use A Business Pinterest Account

Using Pinterest to increase sales is a beneficial way to see more profit for your Direct Creatives store and using a business Pinterest account can have a positive impact.

A business account gives you access to powerful analytics which can help you to determine what type of pins are receiving the most traffic.  With these analytics, you’ll also be able to see which boards people are pinning your pins too. This can help you to see exactly how people view your product. 

Consider A Pinterest Scheduler 

Posting to Pinterest at specific times can be beneficial to getting your pins more traffic.  However, determining when those times are can be cumbersome and include a lot of research.  

Pinterest Schedulers, like Tailwind, can help to take the guesswork out of it by creating a custom schedule and posting directly to Pinterest on your behalf.  You can also use the tool to choose specifics dates and times to post to the platform. Tailwind can also manage multiple accounts and allows you to join collaborative groups geared towards increasing traffic.  

SEO Matters When Using Pinterest To Increase Sales

While not completely the same as traditional search engine optimization, Pinterest does have an SEO feature that can benefit your sales and small business.  

Pinterest relies on relevancy when it comes to displaying your pins.  If your pins are on par with your customer’s Pinterest search history and their interests, your pins are more likely to show up in their feed.  

When it comes to choosing keywords to focus on, there is no better tool to use than Pinterest itself.  

Make Sure Your Pins Lead Somewhere

While it should go without saying, many business owners starting out with using Pinterest to increase sales forget to ensure that each pin actually leads to the place it can be purchased.  

Imagine this, you find the PERFECT pair of shoes on Pinterest to go with a new outfit.  Excited to buy them, you click on the link. But instead of being taken to a site or blog post where you can purchase the shoes, you are taken to a simple picture of the shoes with no further information.  

That is how easy it is to miss a sales opportunity by not linking out to a valid source.  Make sure you are setting yourself up for sales success and that you are making it easy for customers to follow your sales funnel.  

Now that you understand just how easy using Pinterest to increase your sales can be, it's time to apply these tips to your business!

For even more tips on boosting your sales, check out 7 Quick Ways To Cross Promote Digital Products!

Using Pinterest To Increase Sales - Six Easy Tips
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