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When you have a dedicated blog audience, you have a great opportunity when it comes to selling physical products.

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What Are Physical Products?

Physical products are hard goods and tangible items that include physical goods, apparel, and merchandise that you can sell to members of your audience.

Types of Physical Products

There are countless types of physical products you can sell to your blog audience.

Some examples of physical products you can sell include:

  • T-shirts
  • Stickers
  • Books
  • Artwork
  • Posters
  • Hats and caps
  • Mugs
  • Greeting cards
  • Something related to your niche

How Much Can You Make Selling Physical Products?

There is no limit to the amount of money you can make selling physical products.

Keep in mind that Amazon started as an online bookstore, and look where the company is now.

Eric Bandholz of Beardbrand got his start as a beard blogger.

Then, he created a line of beard grooming products, and he now makes more than $100,000 per month.

How much you make selling physical products depends largely on two things:

  1. The size of your audience
  2. How well you market your products

How Easy is it to Start Selling Physical Products?

To start selling physical products on a blog, you need a WordPress plugin such as Woocommerce.

Alternatively, you can create an e-commerce store on Shopify or a similar platform and then blog on your e-commerce store.

If you want to sell printed items such as t-shirts and mugs, you can use a print-on-demand service such as Printful to get started with zero inventory.

The way this works is that you upload your design to Printful, and the company prints it “on-demand” and ships it to your customers.

You never have to see a physical product.

You can also use Printful to start an Etsy store and sell to people who follow your niche.

Etsy serves as a search engine, so you can start selling right away without having to spend a dime on advertising.

Why is Selling Physical Products a Great Monetization Method?

If you already have an audience, it makes sense to sell physical products to them.

After all, they’re reading your blog because they like what you have to say, so there’s a good chance they will also appreciate the products you offer.

With physical products, you don’t just have another revenue stream.

You can completely surpass your blog revenue with product sales, as evidenced by Eric Bandholz’s journey.

Your product pricing can make or break your income earned through the physical products you sell. We have some tips to get that part right, the first time.