If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money, why not try selling digital printables online? It’s a great side hustle idea to make use of your creative skills, and you can make a decent profit from selling just a few items.
What is a digital printable?
A digital product, also called a printable, is an item that a customer can buy and immediately download, print and use. They could be printable planner inserts, art prints, or any number of other things.
Benefits of Selling Printables Online
There are several benefits to selling digital printables:
- You can make them once and sell them over and over again- they’re evergreen products.
- You don’t have to worry about inventory or shipping costs.
- They’re easy to make and there’s a low barrier to entry.
How much money can you make?
How much money you can make really depends on a number of factors such as how popular the product is, how well you market it, and what price point you sell it at. It also depends on what season of the year it is. Generally speaking, you can make a few dollars per sale, up to several hundred dollars.
Printable Ideas To Make Money
If you’re thinking about selling digital printables and want to get started, you’ll need to come up with some designs for your printables. If you’re not sure what to make, here are 25 digital printable suggestions to get you started:
- Printable planner inserts
- Art prints
- Greeting cards
- Printable calendars
- Printable to-do lists
- Budgeting worksheets
- Meal planning templates
- Printable quotes or sayings that can be printed and framed
- Coffee mugs wraps
- Planner stickers
- Patterned backgrounds
- Cupcake toppers
- Candy bar wrappers
- Coloring pages
- Educational worksheets
- Door hangers
- Excel spreadsheets
- Baby shower games
- Craft patterns
- Paper dolls
- Wine bottle labels
Most of the ideas above are business to consumer (B2C). But there is also a market for business to business (B2B) digital printables. Plus you can usually charge more money by selling to small businesses as they will be using your product to make money. The digital printable possibilities are truly endless!
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How To Make Printables
Now that you’ve got some ideas for digital printables, it’s time to start creating them! If you’re not sure how to make printables, don’t worry- it’s actually quite simple.
There are numerous programs that you can use to produce digital items. Some of these programs include:
All of the above offer free plans or free trials so you can test them out to see which you like the best. I have used and paid for all of them and am currently using Canva to create all of my graphics.
Where To Sell Printables Online
Now that you know how to make digital printables and have some great ideas for what to make, it’s time to start selling them! There are a few different places that you can sell printables online:
Etsy is one of the most popular places to sell your digital downloads because it boasts a large number of active users. In 2021, Etsy had over 93 million users engaged on the platform which means that there is a great potential for you to find your perfect customer without worrying about paid ads or building up a huge email list.
However, using Etsy correctly entails more than merely setting up a store and uploading printables. You must know how to effectively market your goods in order for them to be discovered amid a sea of competing items. It’s also a good idea to invest in a course and follow individuals who have shown that they understand what they’re doing – and will show you how to do the same.
Other Third-Party Providers
While Etsy may be the biggest and best place to sell your printables, it doesn’t hurt to sell them other places as well to potentially hit a new audience. Here are a few other places to sell your digital downloads:
You can create a blog or website specifically for selling your printables. This is a great way to build up a portfolio of your work, and it also means that you can take orders and payments directly through your site.
If you are not tech savvy at setting up a full-blown website, there are plug-in options such as Easy Digital Downloads and Woocomerce, and external storefront options including Shopify and Ecwid. All of the these also offer free plans or free trials so you can test them out to see platform is the best for you.
Marketing Your Printables
Once you’ve created some digital printables, it’s time to start marketing them so you can make some sales! Here are a few ideas for marketing your printables:
- Share them on social media
- Write blog posts about them
- Create Pinterest pins for them
- Share them in relevant Facebook groups
- Email your list about them
- Run ads for them
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Selling digital printables is a great way to make some extra income from home. With a little creativity and effort, you can start making sales and earning money! So what are you waiting for? Get started today!