This Week in Commerce: How a content creator made over $2,000 on their first digital product

Inside ConvertKit
2 min read

As the ConvertKit Commerce beta launch continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce– your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next.

Start selling within minutes

As a creator, you deserve to get paid for your work. ConvertKit Commerce is ready-made to help you sell digital products.

Get paid with ConvertKit Commerce

How a content creator used ConvertKit Commerce to sell his first digital product

The creator:

ConvertKit Commerce users

Joe Previte is a creator and teacher who is helping developers learn quickly. One way he teaches is by working in public- ie sharing his behind the scenes process. This particular blog post shows his audience the steps he took to create, promote, and sell his first product.


The product:

Vim for VSCode

Example of a product page created in ConvertKit Commerce
Joe Previte uses ConvertKit Commerce to sell his exercise pack.

The results:

This is the first digital product Joe has ever created! To promote it, Joe created a ConvertKit landing page to share more about his VIM exercise pack so his audience could fully understand how his pack could help them.

And adding a “Buy now” button on his landing page led his audience directly to his product page for an easy checkout experience.

I love how simple ConvertKit Commerce makes it for content creators to sell digital products online. I created my product page in less than 15 mins. Combine that with the Landing Page Builder and email list – you get a three-for-one deal for selling products online!

I've sold 210 copies of my Vim for VSCode course at $10 per unit for a total of $2,100 in revenue. This is my first-time selling a digital product online so I had no idea what to expect. If you had told me 5 years ago that this was possible, I would have told you no way. It's revealing. It shows you the true power of the internet and what's possible for solo creators to sell products online.

ConvertKit Commerce as a platform has solved multiple problems for selling my digital products. I no longer have to worry about writing software to take payments, deliver products or send emails. Commerce takes care of all of it! Not only does it make my life easier because I don't have to write the software myself, but it frees up my time.

I can focus 100% of my energy into creating high-quality digital products while ConvertKit Commerce handles the hard stuff.

I am pleasantly surprised and hope others can leverage the power of ConvertKit Commerce to experience the same.

Joe Previte

What's next in ConvertKit Commerce

ConvertKit Commerce Roadmap


  • Support for downloadable files (ebooks, presets, zip files, etc)
  • Available for US creators only
  • Support for credit card payments
  • Mobile-friendly buyer experience
  • Embed products as a button in a website or share your product page link


  • Recurring payments
  • Expand Commerce support for Canada & UK
  • Discount codes
  • Partial refunds
  • Customizing the receipt page


  • Support for paying through Apple Pay & PayPal
  • Introduce product variants/versions (e.g. multiple packages)
  • Expanding to additional countries

Take the next step on your creator journey

Enter your email to get the free I Am A Creator printable pack, featuring inspiring digital wallpapers for your desktop and phone and a printable journal sheet to help you get started or unstuck on your creative dreams. Your story could be next. And it’s what you do next that makes all the difference.

Dani Stewart

As a daughter of an entrepreneur, the wife of an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur herself, Dani has lived and learned all sides of creating and growing businesses. She is excited to bring all that life experience as well as a decade of crafting content to the ConvertKit community. She is a part-time baker, dinner-party planner, and lover of good bourbon living the simple life in Nashville with her husband, Sean.

The future belongs to creators

ConvertKit helps creators like you take their projects from idea to reality. It's never been easier to build an audience and grow a business. And you can do it all for free.

Launch your next project