Before I begin on how to make printables your side hustle, I need you to understand something about me. Way back when I was in Kindergarten and was asked to draw a “Mom” figure, it probably looked something like this:
Fast forward to today, if you asked me to draw a “Mom” and a “Dad” Figure it would look…well..exactly the same! Ha! I kid you not. What is my point? You don’t have to have ANY graphic design skills, with or without the computer to make your own printables as your side hustle. I am living proof of that. What if you could make a “side hustle” online that could potentially pay your electric bill, or your water bill, or your car payment each month? Just by sending out an email to my subscriber list recommending this “side hustle” I made a quick $424.74 today (yay!) to pay our electric bill and taxes too.
since when I saw this opportunity, I knew this was something that I could do and recommend to others with a whole heart.
And that is how POPULAR this method is for creating income online.
Here’s the video I made late the other night in my PJs, since I wanted to preview this to the amazing people on my list, and I knew it was something I would recommend to my own sister, Tammy.
What I love about Canva, let me count the ways:
- It’s free. Do I need to say more?
- It comes with tutorials if you get stuck, plus if you go to Youtube and search “How Do I ______ in Canva?
- It is easy to use for someone as Non-Techie as me.
- It makes you look GLAM, even if you’re graphic skills are NOT.
- It lets you create Youtube thumbnails, Instagram posts, Pinterest Posts, and Facebook Posts in the right dimensions. Plus, if you need to resize something, go to Picmonkey.com and use the RESIZE feature. You can resize almost anything with that free software as well. What a deal! Free is always a good deal =).
Here’s an example on Rowan Trend’s Etsy Shop (be sure to check out her Etsy shop here.)
So, if your heart (and mind) are even slightly interested, go for it. Why not start creating printables aroudn Holiday-themed parties?
Now, having been through both the front-end product and the 52 downloads (which is the upsell to this), I can confidently say that if you watch all of the videos 1-4 and look at Ike’s examples on his Etsy store, and many MORE in Etsy and Pinterest, you will have all you need with free tools. Now, you can even make a free website with Blogger.com and go to Paypal and create a button to sell it, then put your image and link to your free blog, and they can buy your printable from there. Or, you can create a quick Etsy shop and upload your first listing for only $.20! I did that today with one of the printables in the upsell.
Next, remember if you get stuck go to Youtube and type in your question and there is more than likely MANY videos to watch to help you.
Now, if you working way too hard every day…this could be a viable way to make additional income, and if you dig in and find sub-niches (and you can just by searching in Pinterest and Etsy), you will never run out of ideas!!!
Here’s some tips:
#1 Don’t compare your images with those who are more “artsy” than you. Ike’s are not perfect, and he is selling these almost every day (and he’s a male, and it is mostly females buying them), so DON’T let your brain talk you out of this.
#2 After you make your first sale, make some similar printables.
#3 Celebrate every success you make, such as Wow, Today I made my first EVER printable. Today, I uploaded it to Etsy.
#4 Did you know that it is only costs about 20 cents to publish your item on Etsy? I know because I did it today. Yes, they take a fee out, but remember, you also don’t have to worry about creating your own website or store. And do you know what else I LOVE about Etsy? They are a search engine and a remarkable marketing engine. After your listing gets up in their first few pages, and people look at your listings, they will begin to send emails to people who LIKED your printables (even if they don’t buy them). Plus, they have a FAVORITE button that tells Etsy they loved it. They also provide a list at the bottom (this is similar to what Amazon does), of things a person viewed the last time they visited, and your shop might be there.
#4 Plus, when anything related to your printables comes up in Google and they click to Etsy, you have yet ANOTHER opportunity to sell to them.
#5 Remember, give yourself a break! All of this takes a bit of time.
Time to learn Canva (free)
Time to set up a free blog or
Time to set up a shop/listing on Etsy
Time to set up your “pins” on Pinterest
Anyway, don’t overthink it, learn how to make printables as your side hustle, get your printables in front of BUYERS on these two sites – Pinterest and Etsy!!! That is one of the secrets…getting your things to buy in front of BUYERS.
Note: (I wrote this in response to a subscriber’s email. By doggy, Ailsa, I think I just wrote my next blog post and email since I need to share this with others and I have YOU to thank for that!!)