Scale your online business with digital downloads

With Teachable, you can grow your audience—and boost your revenue—by selling downloadable ebooks, audio files, how-to guides, templates, and more.

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Scale your online business with digital downloads

It's easy to start selling downloads with Teachable

Get going in three easy steps.


Click Create New Download from your Teachable admin.


Fill out some information—product name, category, description, and thumbnail—and hit Save.


Add your content (up to five files per download) and click Publish.

What do you want to sell?

If it can be uploaded to our platform, you can sell it

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    Design files
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    Customized templates
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    Email templates
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    Music & audio
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    How-to guides
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    And so much more

Supported file types include.pdf, .xlsx., .jpg., .webp, .m4a, vector images, and more. For a complete list, see the FAQ.

Powerful. Flexible

It’s easy to start or grow your business with digital downloads.

Ramp up quickly

Fully building out your school may take some time. But you can start selling downloads immediately. You may have already created content you can sell.

Grow your audience

Downloads are a great way to attract students to your business. You can even offer “free samples” as a cost-effective lead magnet.

Ramp up quickly
Add value to existing products

Add value to existing products

Use downloads to supplement the content of your online course or coaching product. Or, increase the value of your students by using downloads as order bumps, bundles, or upsells.

Boost your income in new ways

Expand your revenue streams and capture more sales with ebooks, podcasts, how-to guides, webinars, and more.

Darnell Brown
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Now you can package your available handouts and it can become its own thing. You can even make a quickstart version of your course as a very attractive lead magnet."
Darnell Brown
Bulletproof Hustle
Birgit O'connor
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When it comes to a digital download I can sell it and show students where to go next. It's like a taster. And it's more support for everybody."
Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor Watercolors
Julia McCoy
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It was incredibly exciting to offer a new format to my audience that could be a quick win for them. Digital downloads did just that, and we crossed 41 people enrolled in less than two weeks after launching ours!"
Julia McCoy
Content Hacker

Your questions, answered

Why should I sell my digital downloads on Teachable?

Digital downloads are perfect for building your audience by providing value for a low cost (or even for free). Selling digital downloads alongside courses or coaching products on Teachable is an easy way to centralize your business while diversifying your revenue stream.

Plus, you can use digital downloads as order bumps, bundles, and upsells to have even more ways to monetize your knowledge.

What types of digital downloads can I sell?

Almost anything! From templates to ebooks, podcasts, and more—we’ve even made sure you can reach your audience in new, meaningful ways with a wide variety of digital download formats to choose from. Supported file types are listed below.

Documents: .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .epub

Spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .csv

Images: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .webp

Audio: .mp3, .m4a, .aac

Pro plan and up schools can upload vector images, CAD files, videos, and more.

How many digital downloads can I sell on a free plan?

You can create and sell one digital download when you join for free. But if you want to sell more, join a paid plan on Teachable.

What if I’ve never sold something online before?

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Get started on our Free plan and we’ll guide you through our easy-to-use platform, so you can feel confident about starting your own online business.

Start selling downloads on Teachable free