Boost Your Revenue with Gumroad

by | Mar 20, 2021 | Work

As a speaker, it is officially time to boost your revenue. I know I will fall into the category of unpopular opinion, but the world of public speaking has been operating in a one-way old school method for far too long. You have a talk, it's great, people love it, you market and you get paid to do it over and over again. Not saying that it does not work, because it does… until you hit a pandemic and you are scrambling trying to figure out how to make money.

At anytime, speakers are vulnerable to health issues, family challenges and other problems that can slow, or stall, their ability to make a living. If this is your main way of business marketing, or making money, it can have you wondering ‘what's next' when the world around you changes suddenly. This is why speakers, need to start getting creative and branching out when it comes to producing income.

Episode 19, Using Gumroad to Boost Your Revenue from the YouTube show,
Travel the World as a Speaker presented by iFind You Close

What exactly is Gumroad?
Here is the official explanation of Gumroad
“Gumroad is an online platform that facilitates the sale of products by creators directly to consumers. Sahil Lavingia founded the company in 2011 with the intention of making selling as easy as social sharing.”

The unofficial explanation is that Gumroad is a life saver for your career as a speaker and as a business owner. It is a platform that will let you sell your knowledge in the form of videos, documents, pdfs, coaching or subscriptions. What is so impressive about Gumroad is that it will deliver your digital products without you taking on the headache of trying to figure it out. An added bonus is being connected to a market place where other creators, or information seekers, can search for content that matches their needs. Having your own custom page with available digital products can be leveraged to convert clients, sell during a speaking engagement or generate passive income to those who visit your website or follow you on social media.

Your next move to boost your revenue
Now that you are motivated to generate incomes streams in addition to speaking, watch the video, Using Gumroad to Boost Your Revenue to get a deeper dive on how to use this magical app. Schedule a few days on your calendar to organize your content, start creating products and tell the world you are open for business!

In this ever changing world, and changing business climate, the smart move for any speaker is to find more ways to monetize the knowledge you have been sharing for years. This one simple move can ensure that you consistently have income for years to come.