Digital Real Estate Definition,Types and Tips To Invest In 2021

Author: John Alson
Updated on March 14, 2021

With the internet becoming in every part of the world and still growing day by day, there are more opportunities than ever before in the digital sector. People investing in new things that are becoming popular have started to put their money into things that the internet offers, as well. One of those things that is a good investment and can generate a passive income for you is digital real estate. Even though the internet is everywhere, some people still do not use the internet and what it offers in their investment portfolio and it is not at the top of their list. However, this does not change the fact that digital real estate is a growing industry and has massive returns on your investments. Digital real estate could be apart from the market crashes that happens now and then and is more stable in many cases. But what exactly is it, and how do you invest in it? In this article, you are going to learn everything there is to know about digital real estate and how to invest in it so that you can create an income for your plans in the future.


What Is Digital Real Estate?

Digital real estate is a digital asset that you can buy and sell for profit. Digital asset means any website, domain name, social media account, e-commerce business, or any other thing that is based in the digital world that can be re-sold with a certain value. The difference between other investment assets is that digital real estate is not tangible and you can not even see what you put your money into in most cases. Moreover, for many people, that’s what makes digital real estate investment a hesitancy. People like tangible assets, and digital real estate is only on the internet and is not a real thing that you can hold with your hands. However, just because these assets are not tangible, it does not mean they are not real. They are very real. For many of these assets, you can generate amazing revenues either as a passive income or by just selling that asset. For example, let’s say you have an e-commerce website that generates a certain amount of revenue every month. This is a passive income that you make through digital real estate and what’s better is that you can sell this e-commerce website store around 20 times of its monthly profit that is a huge amount of money if your website is generating a considerable amount in revenues. Many people hold domains in their hands just so that if a brand comes up with that name they can resell with it a higher value. Many people have become rich through this investment idea, and it still generates a good income if you can hold the right domain in your hand until the time comes.

While cryptocurrencies become popular digital assets to invest there is a new digital asset emerged which is called as NFTs, NFTs are "unique" assets in the computerized world that can be purchased and sold like some other piece of property, however, they have no substantial type of their own. The digital tokens can be considered as testaments of possession for virtual or actual resources.

Another thing about digital real estate is that it does not require too much money or knowledge to enter the market. If you are a beginner, some knowledge about website building and some business basics would be enough to start the first digital asset that would produce income for you. In some cases, even opening up a social media account to sell or advertise other people’s business brings money in. And that requires basically nothing apart from knowing how to use social media.

How Can You Invest In Digital Real Estate?

Knowing digital real estate, you might want to invest in it. If you want to invest in it, you need to know the channels where you can do it and what is the best way to do it. Before you put your time and money into investing in digital real estate, you must choose between two things. You are either going to build something up from scratch and try to sell it for profit or make monthly income through it or buy another asset that belongs to an existing business. They both have different advantages and disadvantages.

If you are thinking about creating something from scratch, let’s say an e-commerce website, even though it requires little money, you need to spend more time on it and work towards it and it might take a while to achieve enough success to create an income out of it. You have to learn the details and hustle every day to achieve a level of income or to make it big enough to sell it.

If you are going to buy an existing asset from a business, that requires money but less work because it will come to you as ready for profit. You basically take over everything that a website has to offer. That is much easier to scale and make a profit off of it. For some of the digital assets, you can just buy it and leave it like that with minimum work, and it will still provide you with income. For example, automated e-commerce websites that already have customers will make for an awesome passive income investment and since it is automated, it requires little to no work which is a huge benefit. Other digital assets might require some work like if you bought a social media account, you still have to share things daily and be active but it requires less work and time since it is already an achieved business.

To sum everything up that has been stated so far, it is up to you to decide on whether you want to build a new digital asset or buy an existing asset. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages that you need to look at and think over. Building a digital asset requires tremendous work and less money but buying a digital asset requires less work but a lot of money depending on what you are going to buy. However, there is one thing certain and it is that digital real estate is a new way of investment for everyone on the planet. Just because they are not tangible does not mean they are not good, they are one of the best investments out there so far if you can do it correctly.

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About the Author: John Alson

John Alson is an experienced business consultant and a contributing editor at He has extensive experience in business strategy and planning, sales management, marketing, business development, and corporate communications. He has been involved in a variety of public and private sector roles including management consultant, project management and marketing manager, and is now focusing on sharing his knowledge and experience with the community through the