Can you make money selling spreadsheets? The truth is you can pretty much make cash doing just about anything, this included. With that said, there are several ways to do it, and several places you can use to sell spreadsheets. A few ways to make money selling spreadsheets include:
Spreadsheetnut.com is a marketplace for, you guessed it, spreadsheets. It’s a place where you can buy and sell spreadsheets of all sorts; But, since you’re trying to make money selling spreadsheets, you’ll obviously join on as a seller.
After completing the signup process, you’ll design your spreadsheets and then submit them for approval. If Spreadsheetnut approves your spreasdsheets, then they’ll be available to purchase via your spreadsheetnut store, which is what you get after you create an account.
When your online store is setup, you promote your spreadsheets and the store. Probably social media is the place to promote it.
With Spreadsheetnut, you’re allowed to price your product at whatever price you wish. According to Spreadsheetnut.com, you earn up to 70% commission per sale you make. When someone buys your sheet, then the website instantly delivers it to them.
2. Freelancer & UpWork
Both Freelancer and UpWork are freelancing platforms. You can find virtually any kind of service being offered on there. If you want to sell spread sheets, then you could give both of them a go.
I recommend checking out UpWork and Freelancer to see how others are offering spreadsheet creation services. This will give you an idea of what you can do, but bear in mind that UpWork and Freelancer typically has a lot of competition; Meaning that there are probably a lot of other people on the sites selling spreadsheet creation services.
URLS: Freelancer & UpWork
Fiverr has been around for quite sometime. It’s another marketplace site that connects buyers/sellers of all sorts. If you’re good at creating spreadsheets, then you can try Fiverr.
Just like UpWork and Freelancer, Fiverr is quite competitive. When you start off, price your services as cheap as possible; Then you can raise them if your spreadsheet creation service starts to gain popularity. Right off the bat, you might not start off making money selling spreadsheets via Fiverr, but if you keep on promoting your service/services, then the potential is there to earn something.
Here’s a tip, play around with different descriptions of your spreadsheet creation service on Fiverr. Stick with the descriptions that are generating the most sales for you. I recommend creating at least five descriptions you can test out.
4. Launch Your Own Site
You can launch your own site, essentially your own business. Choose a domain name for your site, design it well and figure out the legwork such as how you’ll accept payments, name for your business and all that other good stuff, if applicable. You don’t need to choose a niche because creating spreadsheets is the niche.
After everything is setup and you’re ready to take orders, it’s time to promote your services. Since your targeted market (I assume) will be businesses, you can cold email (which is different than spamming) businesses or cold call them. You can use social media to spread the word about your site, too.
Whatever way you decide to reach out to prospective customers, you want to thoroughly describe your services. Make sure you explain the benefits of having someone create spreadsheets for their business.
Also, keep SEO in mind when creating your site. In the long run, search engine optimization can result in a good amount of traffic to a site. This includes spreadsheet creation sites.
Those are a few of the many ways you can try to make money selling spreadsheets. Out of all of those ways, your best bet is launching your own website; That is if you want to make a business out of it. If you’re looking to make just some extra income or something to do as a side hustle, then try to sell your spreadsheets via Fiverr, UpWork, Freelancer or Spreadsheetnut.com.
Just don’t expect to make a ton of money fast selling/creating spreadsheets. It could happen, but it probably won’t. Either way, good luck if you try to make money selling spreadsheets.
Selling spreadsheet to actually make money online is something coning new to me though. I honestly value all you have shared here and it makes total sense from the standpoint of being able to male money online while doing the little things that we like doing. Creating spreadsheets have never been a problem for me. So I guess this can be just perfect for me. Thanks
These sites and platforms you’ve enumerated will be really helpful. This is my first time hearing of being able to make money off selling spreadsheet but I think it’s an amazing concept that if you work hard enough on it, you’ll be anle to earn a lot. I’ve heard of fiverr before but the rest of these sites are really foreign to me nevertheless this is good information.
Wow, this is a new concept to me to be making money selling spreadsheets online. I used to work in finance and love working with spreadsheets, so will most probably give this a try. I have come across UpWork and Fiverr, but did not realize that one could offer spreadsheet solutions or creations on there.
Great tip to create a few different descriptions to see which one works best for your spreadsheets.
Well, this is not something that I have ever given a thought and I think that I might not have tried it out if not that you personally wrote ignout here on your website and explained the places where I would be able to make these great saels. I think it is something that I would really like to give a try but only when I launch my own website.
Hey there Nathan,
I would like to go with the website alternative. I like creating spreadsheets and the idea of having a website is also interesting. I have also been reading about SEO and there are many ways we can earn passive income once we have befriend Google. So I’m excited about giving this a try.
Thank you for the interesting article, I never knew, never has it crossed my mind that one can make money through selling spreadsheet. It looks like a good idea for everyone with excellent spreadsheet skills.I however will be on the buyer side because spreadsheets are not my strong point, Thank you again your post just confirmed to me that there are endless opportunities online .
This spreadsheet selling is a complete turnaround for me in making money online. I guess you produce a spreadsheet about a financial plan, or some other product that could help and individual or business to be more efficient. This is a nice way to make money and I did not know there were places on the Net to do this sort of things. These are good ideas for people that are home and can come up with a spreadsheet to make something much better.
I never thought it was possible to make money by making spreadsheets. For the first time I hear now about these places which are actually places where spreadsheets are traded. Very informative text that can be as interesting to many as it is to me. I will share this information with some friends who I think will be interested.