With Free Products, I’ve Made More Money On Gumroad This Month Than I Made In My First 6 Combined

Yes, money with free products

Burk
ILLUMINATION

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Here’s the deal. It isn’t a lot of money. Yet!

But the trajectory is looking good.

What I’m trying to show you is how long term goals are more important than a quick buck.

Let’s dive in!

Backstory

In December 2019, I started selling digital products on Gumroad. That failed miserably.

A couple of months later, I decided to give those products away for free. That went well.

I amassed an email list of almost 2000 people to date and made $200 with free products.

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How?

Gumroad offers the option to let customer pay what they want. They can download your product for free or give you an amount of their choice.

Overall, with my first set of products — a few iOS icons packs — I made $150. It ain’t much, but it adds up.

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Burk
ILLUMINATION

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