5 Benefits Of Selling Digital Products

If you are looking for additional ways to make money, the answer is in your hands. On your smart phone that is.

There are thousands of articles on how to make full time income and additional income in unique ways. One of those methods is by selling digital products.

Digital Product Ideas:
• Ebooks
• Printables
• Photography
• Fonts
• Art
• And More

One place to check out for great examples is Pinterest.

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4 Reasons To Grow Your Business With Free Samples

Hello modern entrepreneur, are you stuck trying to figure out how to grow your customer base? A GREAT way to get customers to buy from you is by giving away free products.

“But I can’t afford to give away anything, I’m barely making money.”

Aht, aht, aht. YES YOU CAN.

If you have an advertising budget (or not) and you haven’t been seeing a return from marketing, invest in a product you can give away.

Examples: Ebooks, pens with your website, coupons, sample products, calendars, paperweights, USB sticks, letter openers, desk toys

🎁 People like receiving gifts. It makes them remember your company more and be more willing to spend money with you or tell others about your company.

Personally, when I go to trade shows I always go to the booths that are giving away free samples of their products.

On Your Side,

Aura Bea Carter

How To Start A Crystal Metaphysical Business: A Quality International Vendors List To Help You Launch

When it comes to crystals, they are adorned around the world, and they have been for thousands of years. Many even question why they are less expensive than diamonds when they come in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. Crystals are collected for decor aesthetic purposes as well as for spiritual beliefs making the metaphysical business a good market to be in.

When selling crystals one of the biggest challenges a person will come across is the quality of the stones. There are wholesalers and craft stores who provide customers with man made stones, and these stones tend to fade or chip away. And because they aren’t real they don’t contain the needed properties individuals are seeking.

To help you with the main component of starting a crystal business below you will find the link to purchase an international metaphysical vendors list which contains verified locations. Now you can finally launch your spiritual business knowing that you are providing your city with quality gemstones.

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5 Resources You Need To Self Publish Your First Book

It used to be where if you wanted to write and publish a book you had to contact a publishing agency, and hope that they felt your book was marketable. You also had to hope that they didn’t like and steal the concept of your book. It was an intimating process for some.

Owning a bookshelf with books that you actually read was a big thing for many before the mass popularity of the internet, and way before the Kindle. If you borrowed someone’s book, they wanted it returned because they were going to read it again, or it was a beloved part of their collection. Today, downloading ebooks onto our phones is more common. But, there is still something about holding a physical book that gives it meaning.

To have written a book holds prestige.

I remember when I first learned about the option to publish a book on your own (self publish). I thought it was creative and amazing that you didn’t have to go through what seemed to be a rigorous process to have your book published for the world to read. Unfortunately, when self publishing first became popular people didn’t consider the importance of the visual aspect or marketing. In other words, many of these books didn’t look professional. Previously, I would see independently published books with interesting art on the covers, illegible fonts, and sometimes no title on the cover as a way to “standout” and be “creative.” Yet, the author was still proud of his accomplishment.

With the accessibly of technology, and the internet, a buyer can no longer tell the difference of some books that were self published or published by a company. You still have those who could use a bit of help, and that’s what (or who) this article is for.

When a writer writes a book it is first and foremost for them. A project that they dedicated personal time to, or a story they felt compelled to share with the world. If that individual is presenting this book with a plan, it is then for that specific target audience. Meaning, how visually attractive the book is matters. It matters a whole lot.

Currently, I have self published 25 books (and counting) that I completed using Amazon KDP. Below are the top 5 tools that I use.

1. Fiverr

Your cover can sell your book better than you can. Having an eye catching cover draws people in. If you aren’t as savvy with graphic design, I would highly recommend hiring a freelance artist on Fiverr.com. The website connects you with professional and talented individuals from around the world. Many of which design book covers specifically.

I use this website to promote my design services, but I also use the website for others graphic editing services. You can find someone to do pretty much any service you need.


2. Canva

The book cover template heaven. Sometimes all we need is an example or layout and we’ve got it from there. Canva.com is an amazing simple graphic design software that is available for desktop and phone. What I like about the mobile app is that there isn’t much of a difference and you are able use the program in the same way as you would on your computer.

With the templates search option not only are you able to review different cover designs but you can use Canva to create your interior design as well.


3. ilovepdf.com

The service offers its users a web and mobile application which allows users to manipulate documents and/or images through online comprehensive software. As you start creating books you learn about how different programs work, with the previously mentioned program Canva, the user can download a PDF file up to 100 pages. I was getting ready to finish a 250 page book when I realized my pages were cut off. The website ilovepdf.com allows you to combine PDFs so that your books manuscript is longer.


4. Creative Fabrica

Their goal is simple, to provide exceptional resources for your projects at a fair price. The website creativefabrica.com has thousands of fonts, graphics and various types of book interiors that are copyright free.


5. Bookbolt.io

No more are the days of struggling to get your book just right and up to Amazon’s high printing standards. Using the Book Bolt Cover and Interior Designer, you can design beautiful books and interior templates with just a few clicks of a button.

With Amazon KDP the keywords that you use are very very important. Without the proper keywords people searching for your type of book may not be able to ever find you. Bookbolt has a built in keyword research tool to help you with making sure that your book gets noticed.


How many words does your book need?

The average short story is 5,000 to 10,000 words and when writing a book the best way to keep track of your wordcount is by creating your manuscript in Microsoft Word or uploading it to Word from whatever program that you are using. At the bottom of the document the exact number of words typed will show.

Bonus: Book Marketing Tip

For me, I create books as a hobby, having fun with designing the covers myself and researching the proper keywords. For some, the goal might be to create one great book and live off of it’s income for a few years or longer. (Self publishing is a great passive income source.) If you are one of those individuals who would just like to focus on one book, or a book series I would recommend creating an author’s blog or website using WordPress.


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Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She writes publishes various books on different topics as a hobby. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.

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How To Make Money In The Cannabis Industry Without Selling Cannabis

For personal reasons, job restrictions, and federal guidelines, there are many people who believe in the cannabis plant and its benefits but they do not consume the products. There are many who actually work within the cannabis industry who have never consumed the plant. This may or may not come as a surprise to you but it’s very true.

In fact, during the voting period to legalize marijuana in Oakland, CA, I met several individuals who were seeking equity in the area but shook their heads with a hard no when asked if they ever tried their own products. In my opinion, if proper testing is being done to ensure that the products being sold are safe, I see nothing wrong with this.

The cannabis market is expected to grow exponentially within the next 5-10 years. With that being so, there are many of people who will have the opportunity to make a name for themselves within the industry.

Now, does this have to be a direct plant based business that you create? No, not at all.

Here are some of the top and most lucrative cannabis businesses that don’t involve consumption or handling the cannabis plant.

1. Become A Cannabis Blogger

Writing about cannabis is easier than it sounds. Here at Earthy Realist cannabis is one of the primary topics that you will discover. Some of the articles published such as Exclusive Cannabis Vendors List was composed by a team member who has never consumed cannabis.

What To Blog About:

  • News
  • Legislations
  • CBD Products
  • Pet CBD Products
  • Local Dispensaries

How To Make Money:
CBD Affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize a cannabis blog.

2. Make Cannabis Accessory Products

Over the last year resin art has become really popular. Resin is easy to use and there are online resources such as YouTube tutorials, Facebook groups and Pinterest articles to help you with learning different design techniques. One of the most popular crafts made using resin are cannabis accessories.

Scalable Resin Products:

  • Rolling Trays
  • Ashtrays
  • Storage Containers

Where To Sell Your Cannabis Art:
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3. Sell LED Grow Lamps

Indoor cannabis plants require various sorts of LED grow lights, you can sell them online or open a local store. Many growers visit hydroponic stores weekly making them a necessity.

How To Start A Hydroponics Store: Read This Article By 99BusinessIdeas.com

4. List Your Property on Budandbreakfast.com

It’s AirBnB for lovers of the essential flowers.

Bud and Breakfast is a comprehensive website that links cannabis-using tourists together with sympathetic hotels, inns, residences, and resorts.

Whether you want to experience the majesty of the Rockies or hang out by the seaside in Hawaii, Budandbreakfast.com has a breath of 420-friendly lodging options to select from.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is originally from Oakland, California, where she was employed in banking for 7.5 years and a cannabis grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings for 6 years. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.


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