November 12


Should You Think About Creating Printables?

By Penny

November 12, 2020

Printables are popular and fairly easy to design so should you be thinking about creating printables?


Creating Printables - Is It a Good Idea For You?

There are many reasons you might want to do this, but do you have an interest in creating and selling something? If so, you could consider creating printables.

Don't expect overnight success. This isn’t a get-rich quick scheme. However, people have proved that it can be lucrative after you start selling. You will need some ability, but it’s nothing complex and there is not a big learning curve.

Learn About Creating Printables

There’s no reason why you can’t find out what you need to get started selling printables. There are so many tutorials and other learning resources available. Some people don’t get involved in selling online only because it feels so daunting. But it is fairly easy to learn how to create printables.

Selling Your Printables

You might not know where to start. But it really is simple and selling printables online works the same as selling any other item. All you need is a product and a place to sell it.

  • First thing is that you need an idea or ideas.
  • Then you need a strategy for selling these items.
  • Finally, you need to know how to set up your downloads and how to attract customers.

Those are the three basics involved with printables.

Is Creating Printables Right For You?

Look at the reason that you first felt an interest in selling printables. That’ll help you decide if this is something that’s right for you. You will find a lot of variety in printables, so you are sure to find a suitable niche. There are niches that appeal to all kinds of interests - from the serious to funny side.

But maybe you’re someone who doesn’t know why it’s a good idea to create and sell printables.

Can You Make Money From Creating Printables?

You may want to create these products because they make a great passive income avenue.

It’s one of the fastest growing income streams on the internet today. This is why a lot of people are getting on board. Passive income means that once you’ve created the product, you won’t be spending much time or energy on taking care of them. So they continue to make money for you.

These are products that, once created, can continue to bring in money over and over again while you’re free to move on to something else. This will enable you to either create more printables or have time to devote to whatever your other income streams are.

Or, you can build it into something that can help you become your own boss and leave behind the daily office grind.

Selling Printables is Not a Simple Money Scheme

There’s no such thing as an easy road to success, so don’t make the mistake and think of this as a lazy or super easy way to make money.

You can’t fully set it and forget it. Even after you create your product you’ll still need to make sure it sells. The way to do that is to make sure that what you’ve created is something of quality.

You’ll have to put in the work to create whatever printable product you’ve decided on. Pause to learn what you don’t know. Spending a little time in the beginning to learn how to do something properly will save you a lot of time later on.

You may or may not have a lot to learn. It depends on what your skills currently are.
You’ll also have to make sure that you set these products up to sell wherever you’re uploading them, and depending on what kind you sell, you may have to update your printables like changing the year or whatever if it’s something dated.

There may be times when you’ll have to go in and discontinue a printable or a line of printables if something has changed and they’re no longer relevant. So you will be putting in the work - especially in the beginning.

Once your brand and store is set up and the printables are listed, you’ll make money on these at all hours of the day - including when you sleep - because they’re in high demand and this demand hasn’t showed any sign of slowing down.

In fact, it continues to grow as new ideas are developed. Another reason why you want to sell printables is that they have a broad audience appeal. These consumers keep coming back for more.

Do You Think You Have No Ideas?

If you don’t have any idea at all as to what you’d like to create, all you need to do is look at your own life or the lives of your friends. Look at what you or they find helpful, what you need, enjoy or what you wish you had that could make your life easier.

Then create it! Spy on your competition and see what they’re working on and what’s selling a lot on sites like Etsy in the printables department. Almost everyone uses a form of printable in their life.

Just think about the paper products that you have to have in order to maintain your schedule. Everything from recipes to uplifting images and more are part of the printable world.

Don’t worry so much about getting started that you overthink things. It really is easier than you believe. Printables aren’t something that will take you weeks or months to make and set up once you know what you’re doing, which is one of the reasons that you want to create printables.

Benefits of Creating Printables

The best part about getting into making money with printables is that you get all the perks of selling a digital product. You don’t have to ship anything to your house or ship something to someone else’s house.

There won’t be a backlog of tangible products and shipping envelopes or boxes cluttering up your home waiting to be sent or stored in your garage hogging all the space.

There’s very little hassle whatsoever involved when you get into making printable items. Plus, this is a great creative outlet as well as being a money maker. Another good point is that you’re not going to have to empty out your life savings to get started in this business.

You don’t have to have any overhead. There’s nothing for you to dust, make trips to the post office or take care of. Shoppers choose the printable they want, they pay for it and click on download.

It’s that simple for them - and for you!

Now Get Started!

Creating them is even faster once you master the type of printable you’ve chosen for your niche. Plus, the more of them that you make, the faster at it you’ll become. There’s not a lot of time involved for the simpler designs, so you could have printables ready to go in as little as a few minutes to a day depending on the scope of the project that you’re working on.

You can create templates and tweak one element like the design or image on the page, taking mere seconds to complete. Because they’re quick to make, this means that you can have a large product inventory quickly, which translates into more money for you.

You can create and upload 5 printables a day, for example. At the end of a week, you’ll have 35 printables ready to sell. You can stick to one niche when you’re making them, or you could create them as individual sheets in a variety of niches.

What printables do you love? Let us know in the comments box.

Penny xx


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