Creator Tutorials

  • How To Create An Etsy Digital Product Listing

    How do you create a new digital product listing on Etsy? Watch me walk through creating an Etsy listing step by step as I make a new listing on my shop for a new digital product.

    Creating an Etsy listing isn’t hard but you want to focus on using keywords people will search for and giving Etsy as much information about your listing as possible!

    How To Create An Etsy Digital Product Listing Tutorial

    Let’s look at how to create a digital product listing on Etsy in this video tutorial.

    Etsy Listing Tutorial

    Covered in the Etsy digital listing video tutorial:

    • Etsy listing details
    • Etsy listing description
    • Phots and Videos for your Etsy listing
    • Etsy listing tags
    • Etsy listing seo
    • Keywords to use on your Etsy listing
    • Etsy listing price

    You can see this actual listing in my Etsy shop here: Digital Goal Setting Planner Printable

    In the video tutorial I mentioned using mockups in your thumbnails for digital products. My favorite place to get these is Creative Market which does free items each week too!

    Digital Product File Delivery

    A huge part of creating a digital product listing on Etsy is setting up the digital file section. Let’s look at the details and most frequently asked questions about delivering digital download files to Etsy buyers.

    Etsy File Types

    Digital files can be created in multiple file types.

    The most common will be:

    • PDF
    • JPG
    • PNG
    • SVG

    For selling printables I always recommend PDF since they are easier to print and will be the highest quality option for someone printing. You can always include multiple file types for your customer.

    If you are selling Canva templates you will handle them differently but will also upload a PDF file to your listing. You can learn more about that in this post: How To Share Canva Templates

    Naming Your Files

    Naming your digital download files doesn’t need to be complicated but it should be useful. It should also make sense to your customers.

    The best way to accomplish this with your digital product files is to name them clearly as you save them. Make sure you name them in a way that is easily identifiable so your customers can find them quickly once downloaded.

    That means you will want to change things to make it more clear to buyers and for your own organization.

    Change from:

    • IMG_2021_06_05.PDF

    To a more clear name like:

    • Spending_Tracker_Pennies_Not_Perfection.PDF

    Always include a descriptive title along with your shop’s brand name.

    This is a simple thing to do when you are creating your printables and it will help keep you and your customer organized.

    Adding Files To Your Etsy Listing

    When setting up your listing you will be able to upload 5 files with your listing. You can see how this looks on the Etsy admin side in this photo below.

    You should upload the printable files but you can also include instructions or bonuses here as well. For templates or links to bundles you can upload a file with the link and instructions.

    Customer Downloads

    When someone purchases your digital product from Etsy the files are automatically available for them to download inside their account.

    You don’t have to send any files to the customer or interact with them unless they send you a message with questions.

    After a purchase your customer will be be able to go to “Purchases and Reviews” under “Your Account”. Here they will see all the files they purchased from you.

    Then they can click the black “Download Files” button which takes them to a screen where they can download each file individually. by clicking each “Download” button.

    For a customer resource you can send them to read frequently asked questions on this post: How To Download A Digital Product On Etsy or the video below:

    Etsy Digital Item Download Instructions

    Including Download Instructions

    Even with a clear cut process of downloading digital files you will still have customers with questions. I highly recommend you create instructions for how to access and open your printables.

    Providing detailed information about how to find and download your files will help you save time and provide additional value to your customers. You can share this information in as many places as possible so they know what to expect and how to proceed with your files.

    Things you can include for your customer’s education:

    • This is a printable that is a digital file – nothing will be shipped
    • File types and size of the files
    • Ideal printing methods and information
    • Where to access files in their account
    • How to download digital files in their account
    • Any other disclaimers that are important for your shop like refund policy, commercial use policy, and color discrepancy issues

    It works best with customers to spell out as much information as possible. Then if they don’t read it and still ask questions you can quickly refer back to the original instructions.

    You can include all of this in your notes to digital buyers section and also as a downloadable pdf file that you can label either “Read First” or “Instructions”. This is an additional opportunity to include elements to reinforce your brand and build a relationship with the customer by being helpful.

    Want to keep learning?

    Selling digital products can change your life and create a full time income for you. It’s a fantastic way to monetize any online business which is why I love talking about it.

    You can learn more about selling digital products on Etsy with these tips and tutorials:

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  • How To Share Canva Templates

    One common question I get from new Canva designers creating digital products is how do you share Canva templates with customers?

    Sharing Canva templates is an easy process in your Canva pro account. These templates are a very popular digital product that sells well. With this easy process you can create templates once that can be shared and sold to many customers creating passive income for you.

    Sharing Canva Templates
    Sharing Canva Templates

    How To Make & Share Canva Templates

    In this video and post I’ll share how to create a Canva template and share the template link with your buyers.

    Canva Templates Tutorial

    Creating Canva templates is incredibly easy. You can watch the video above or follow the step by step instruction below.

    Create Canva Templates

    1. First sign up for a Canva Pro account
    2. Now open up Canva and choose the design size. (In the video example I used Instagram posts, which is a popular digital product idea for Canva templates that sell.)
    3. You can design templates at any size and in this example I chose 1080 x 1080 px for an Instagram post template
    4. Create your design from scratch using elements, text, and photo frames people can fill in when using your Canva template
    5. Change the name of your design to describe what it is for your customers and for your own organization

    Share Canva Templates

    1. Click the three dots button in the top right corner
    2. In the search bar type “Template”
    3. Select the Template icon that pops up under the search bar
    4. Click the dropdown to add a template to a folder
    5. Select the folder you want to keep this template in
    6. Or click the “+Create new” link at the bottom to create a new folder inside Canva to organize your templates for sale – I named mine “Etsy Templates For Sale” in the example
    7. Then click “Add to new folder” purple button
    8. Once the folder is selected then click the “Publish template” purple button
    9. This will publish your design as a template! Now you can either view your Canva template, continue editing, or share the template.
    10. To sell your Canva template you’ll need to share it and grab the link for your future customers
    11. You can view your template by going to the folder you created and to share you can click on the design to get the share link
    12. Or to share the template you can go to edit the original design and then click the “Share” button in the top menu
    13. In the Share dropdown you will go to the bottom drop down that says “Share a link to edit” click this and select the “Share a link to use as a template” option
    14. This will automatically create a link to the right. Click “Copy link” to copy for sharing
    15. You can then paste the link wherever you need to share it for your customers – in a pdf, in a message, on a thank you page!

    That is all you need to do in order to create, share, and sell Canva templates as a digital product.

    Sharing Canva Templates On Etsy

    Since many Canva template sellers use Etsy to sell their digital products, I’ve included the current best practices for sharing Canva templates on Etsy.

    Here’s how to share Canva templates on Etsy:

    1. Get the shareable Canva link with the instructions above
    2. Create a PDF file that contains the shareable link and instructions on how to use a Canva template
    3. Upload this PDF instruction file to Etsy as your digital product file

    This is the current process more Etsy digital product sellers use so customers will be most comfortable with it. Having the link combined with instructions helps cut down on customer service questions making the process more passive.

    If your customers need help downloading the PDF you can refer them to instructions on how to download a digital product on Etsy.

    You can use a similar process on other e-commerce websites but they generally have more flexibility in sending a link to customers directly whereas Etsy requires the roundabout method of uploading an instructions file with the Canva template link.

    Where Can You Sell Canva Templates?

    There are many places to sell Canva templates. The most popular is Etsy or on your own website.

    There are multiple places you can sell Canva templates:

    You can use one of these or list your templates in multiple places to take advantage of existing traffic on a site like Etsy.

    Want to learn more? Check out How To Sell Canva Templates

    Want to keep learning?

    Creating digital products you can sell is a wonderful online business and I enjoy sharing how to do the very same thing I’ve done to create a full time income!

    The tips and tutorials linked below will help you create digital products worth selling.

    Check out these Canva tutorial posts:

    And here are some posts about selling digital products that may help you:

    Sharing Canva Templates

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  • How To Sell Digital Products On Shopify

    Selling digital products on Shopify is a great way to make passive income with your personal brand or business. I’ve written before about selling digital products on Etsy, but many sellers choose to leave Etsy for Shopify due to the increasing fees.

    Shopify is one of the leading platforms to create your own online store easily and quickly. It’s also able to scale up as your business grows.

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    Sell Digital Products With Shopify

    Many of my favorite creators have left Etsy in order to sell on their own site with Shopify because it’s much more affordable if you sell large amounts. There are no additional fees that add up and you know what you’re getting.

    If you are interested in selling digital products with a Shopify store this post will walk you through the basics:

    1. How to open a Shopify store for digital products
    2. Digital products to sell on Shopify
    3. How to sell digital products on Shopify

    Sounds easy right? Let’s dive in and look at each step in depth so you can sell digital products on Shopify.

    How To Open A Shopify Digital Products Store

    Opening a Shopify store to sell your digital products sounds complicated but the process is actually quite easy. You can create your shop and be ready to sell products in less than 30 minutes.

    Easy Shopify Digital Products Tutorial

    The ease of creating a store and immediately beginning to sell your products makes Shopify one of the best platforms for selling online today and this video shows how you can start selling digital products on Shopify. Since Shopify does a 14 day free trial, you can test all this out for free.

    Creating Your Shopify Store

    Starting a store to sell on Shopify is easy:

    • Create your Shopify free trial
    • Create an account with your email
    • Enter a store name that will become your default URL storename.myshopify.com
    • Answer a few questions
    • That’s all you need to actually create your store!

    The video goes into detail for a step-by-step tutorial but it’s quite easy to walk through on your own as well! The important part comes next with customizing your shop.

    Customizing Your Shopify Store

    In order to build and customize your store you will need several things to get started:

    • A business idea
    • Your business name
    • A domain name idea (do not leave myshopify as your domain!)
    • A logo
    • Products to sell in your store
    • Photos or mockups of your products
    • Descriptions of your products

    How To Sell Digital Products On Shopify

    Now let’s look at how to list and sell digital products on Shopify.

    Step 1: Adding the Digital Downloads app

    In order to sell digital products with Shopify you have to use an app from the Shopify App Store.

    The free app is the Shopify Digital Downloads app.

    Here’s how to install the Digital Downloads app:

    1. Navigate to Shopify Apps at apps.shopify.com
    2. Search for “digital downloads
    3. Select on “Digital Downloads”
    4. Click “Add app”

    There are also several third-party apps for selling digital products available in the Shopify App store.

    You can research different Shopify apps for selling digital products and select the best one for your needs. This tutorial only covers the free app but there are many options!

    Step 2: Adding Digital Products

    In your new Shopify store, go to Products > Add product to create your first product listing. 

    1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.
    2. Click Add product
    3. Enter your product title and product description.
    4. Under the Shipping heading, uncheck the box next to This is a physical product.
    5. To make the product temporarily unavailable until the digital attachment is added: at the top of the product page next to Sales channels, click Manage, uncheck the boxes next to your sales channels, then click Done.
    6. Click Save product
    7. Under the product title, click More actions
    8. Click “Add Digital Attachment” (this takes you to the Digital Downloads app page)
    9. Click “Upload File”
    10. Select the file you want to attach to this product.
    11. Click “View in your Shopify admin”
    12. Now that you have added the attachment, you need to make the product available:
      1. Next to Sales channels, click Manage.
      2. Check the boxes next to the sales channels where you want to make your product available.
      3. Click Done.

    Not sure what to sell in your new online store? Let’s look at some product ideas to inspire you.

    Digital Product Ideas To Sell On Shopify

    What digital products will you sell in your Shopify store?

    The following list of digital product ideas will help you determine something you can share in your online store. Any digital product that sells well on Etsy could also be sold in a Shopify website.

    Here are 25 digital product ideas you could create and sell on Shopify:

    1. Art prints
    2. Birthday invitations
    3. Build plans
    4. Business planners
    5. Checklists & trackers
    6. Clip art
    7. Craft patterns
    8. Ebooks
    9. Excel templates
    10. Fonts
    11. Holiday cards
    12. Instagram templates
    13. Invitation templates
    14. Lightroom presets
    15. Meal plans
    16. Party decor
    17. Party invitation
    18. Pinterest templates
    19. Party signs
    20. Planner inserts
    21. Printable photo props
    22. Printable stickers
    23. Resume templates
    24. Sewing patterns
    25. Social media templates
    26. Stock photos
    27. Study guides
    28. SVG cut files
    29. Thank you cards
    30. Workbooks

    Want more ideas? Check out this huge list of 63 Digital Product Ideas To Sell To Make Passive Income.

    Check out these additional digital product ideas:

    Choosing Digital Products To Sell

    You are convinced selling digital products is a great idea. But what should you sell? How do you decide?

    Creating Your First Product

    When deciding what type of digital product to sell I would recommend picking an area where you have a passion for your first product. This passion makes it easier to think up designs for products.

    For example, maybe you think you should make SVG files because they are popular, but you really love making spreadsheets to keep your life and business organized. I’d focus on that instead! There is an audience for every type of product.

    You don’t have to have design skills or a background in digital marketing in order to create and sell digital downloads. You don’t need a formal education or design background to create digital products and earn money selling them – you just have to be curious and willing to learn!

    Creating Similar Products

    When you are creating more products you should choose additional products that will complement your existing items.

    I’d think about what types of products would complement each other in a shop that helps my target audience. You can create listings that complement and link back to each other like related party invitations, party signs, party photo booth backdrops, photo booth props, and more.

    Adding complementary products to your store will allow you to crosssell and upsell to create more value for your customers and more revenue for your business.

    Creating Digital Products

    There are a number of ways to create digital products online these days. It’s possible to make digital products to sell for free with a number of programs!

    Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign – I personally use Adobe InDesign for creating all my printables because it’s the best, most reliable and has the most flexibility.

    There is a learning curve because it’s a professional program but it’s worth it for the hassles it removes. 

    Try creating with Adobe InDesign’s free trial.

    Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator – This program is a must have for all graphics creators! It allows you to do so much and the only limit will be your creativity.

    It’s perfect for creating wall art, clip arts, designs for SVGs, etc. 

    Try creating with Adobe Illustrator’s free trial.

    Canva

    Canva – Canva is one of the best free editing programs where you can create a digital products. The paid version is even better with bonus features that help take your work to the next level. 

    Check out some of these Canva tutorials:

    Try creating with Canva.

    PicMonkey

    PicMonkey – This might be a photo editing heavy program but you can also create digital downloads through PicMonkey.

    It can be a good option for editing photos for stock photo sales as well.

    Try creating with PicMonkey.

    Selling On Shopify

    Shopify – One of the most popular platforms to use for selling goods online. Shopify has emerged at the top of many seller’s lists for the ease of use, beautiful designs, set pricing, and powerful backend. It offers everything you need to sell digital or physical products and scale your business too. 

    Get a free 14 dat trial of Shopify here.

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  • 40 Faceless YouTube Video Ideas

    Every month I earn $1,500 to $2,000 on a YouTube channel without showing my face. I make useful and entertaining faceless videos that earn money every single day. I love to help others do the same which is why I’m sharing this list of faceless YouTube video ideas.

    Income from faceless YouTube videos is possible!
    YouTube Video Ideas That Don’t Show Your Face

    Making money on YouTube without showing your face is more possible than ever. While most YouTubers are famous for being personalities, there is a huge market for faceless video content.

    If you’ve been waiting to start a YouTube channel because you were worried you have to be an on camera personality then this list is for you!

    Faceless YouTube Video Ideas

    Below are some faceless video ideas you can make for YouTube:

    1. Product reviews
    2. Unboxing videos
    3. Compilation videos
    4. Gaming clips
    5. Gameplay videos
    6. Gaming best of videos
    7. How to gaming videos
    8. Best of video compilations
    9. Top 5 list videos
    10. Luxury example videos
    11. Life hack videos
    12. Screen-recorded tutorials
    13. Whiteboard videos
    14. Podcasts
    15. Cooking videos
    16. Crafting videos
    17. Building videos
    18. Restoration videos
    19. Meditation videos
    20. Timelapse videos
    21. Ambient point of view videos
    22. Extreme sports point of view videos
    23. Animated content
    24. Drawing content
    25. Painting timelapse
    26. Nail art how to videos
    27. Cash stuffing videos
    28. Budgeting videos
    29. Planner videos
    30. Commentary videos
    31. Meme recaps
    32. Reddit post commentary
    33. Motivational content
    34. Scary stories
    35. True crime stories
    36. Homework help videos
    37. Celebrity news
    38. Movie reviews
    39. Voice dubbing (ex: bad lip reading)
    40. Vtubers (digital avatar instead of your face)

    Those are just a few of the videos you can create without having your face on camera. There are many more and new types of videos popping up all the time!

    No Face No Voice YouTube Channel Ideas

    Organizing Your Faceless YouTube Video Ideas

    Once you start researching ideas for your videos you will be able to create a list and develop a content plan.

    I created a video ideas planner based on my own experience planning my YouTube videos. I grew multiple YouTube channels using this process and was able to quit my job to do YouTube full time in 2021.

    YouTube Video Ideas Planner | Video Series Planner & Checklist Printable | Video Content Ideas Planner 10
    YouTube Video Ideas Planner | Video Series Planner, Organizer, Checklist Printable

    The video planner walks you through multiple useful steps:

    • planning your video title, description, keywords
    • the content strategy for what your video will achieve
    • organizing your videos into useful playlists for viewers
    • a checklist for creating and promoting videos
    • video ideas to inspire your content

    The planner is in PDF format and available to be used digitally or as a printable you print and use at home.

    This video ideas planner is part of a larger planner that helps walk you through everything you need to have a successful YouTube channel.

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    YouTube Success Planner | Printable Guide To YouTube Content & Channel Success

    This YouTube planner includes everything in the video planner and goes more in depth on how to grow your channel, how to monetize your videos, and how to track your success.

    Finding More Faceless YouTube Video Ideas

    You can do all of these YouTube video ideas on your own and the examples I’ve included show you others who are making videos without ever showing their face.

    This list of no face video ideas is not comprehensive. There are many, many ways to do faceless videos on Youtube.

    To find more video ideas you can do without your face showing, I recommend signing up for TubeBuddy for research.

    TubeBuddy is a FREE browser extension & mobile app that integrates directly into YouTube to help you run your channel with ease.

    You can use TubeBuddy to research different niches and keyword ideas. IOnce you make a few faceless videos you can see what takes off and then use that information to start the basis of your research on TubeBuddy. Making related faceless videos is a great way to grow your channel with repeat views from subscribers.

    You can also use TubeBuddy to do competitive research. When you check out other faceless YouTube channels you can see their stats when you are signed into TubeBuddy. You can learn if they are getting views or not from their faceless videos.

    How To Find Stock Images & Video For Faceless Videos

    There are many different types of videos you can make but some will require you pull together stock images and video. If you aren’t filming your hands or screen recording you will need to find stock footage for your videos.

    Free Stock Photos & Video

    Here are some places to get free stock photos and videos:

    Paid Stock Photos & Videos

    Here are some places where you can pay for stock photos and video:

    Can you make money on YouTube without showing your face?

    If you want to make money on YouTube with faceless videos then you probably are wondering if you can make it profitable. The answer is yes!

    How Much Money I Made With Faceless Videos

    In fact, the channel I started to make videos without showing my face actually now makes more money than my first channel. Below is a screenshot of my earnings for my faceless videos.. I made over $1,800 from videos on YouTube without ever showing my face in them! This is an average amount I earn on this channel each month.

    Making Money On YouTube Without Showing Your Face

    In fact, in the last year I made $23,000 just from ads on faceless videos.

    That is a significant amount of money to earn just from ads without ever showing your face! Even better? That income does not even count affiliate marketing income or sponsored videos!

    How To Monetize Faceless Videos

    There are many ways to monetize a YouTube channel:

    • ads
    • affiliate marketing
    • digital products
    • merch / physical products
    • memberships
    • super chats
    • sponsored videos

    The type of video you make and the ability to connect with or educate your audience matters much more than being on camera. I polled my audience and the majority of them said they did not care if someone was on camera or not – the content mattered the most.

    You will make money on YouTube by providing content that helps people. You do not have to show your face in the video to accomplish that goal.

    It is important to remember that YouTube is not quick money. It often takes months or even years of hard work in order to get to a place where the income is sustainable and enough to replace a creator’s full-time job.

    The Truth About Making Money On YouTube

    Making money on YouTube is hard.

    It is hard work. It’s hard to compete. It’s hard to constantly be creative.

    If you are new it is hard to even get monetized and make minimal ad revenue. Even just hitting the minimum requirements to earn money is so hard many channels never make it.

    In order to be part of the YouTube partner program and earn money from advertising you have to hit a number of requirements.

    YouTube Monetization Requirements

    Before you can make any money from ads you have to first:

    • Have more than 1,000 subscribers
    • Have more than 4,000 watch hours in the last 12 months

    Those are hefty requirements that usually take new creators a while t achieve. This keeps the platform in better conditions for advertisers and viewers alike so it’s a great requirement even if it is a higher hurdle for most new creators.

    All this means is that when you start making videos for YouTube you need to be realistic about the amount of money that you may be able to make. At first you won’t make anything and this phase can last a long time. You might be creating content and not earning anything for months or years. I made videos for at least 6 months without earning a dime. It’s important to remember that YouTube is a long game for income.

    Growing Your YouTube Channel

    If you want to make more money from your small Youtube channel then the best way to do it is to grow your channel.

    Growing on YouTube requires work but it will pay off in revenue down the road. The more people that find you the more money you will make.

    I’ve written a few times about the ways I’ve grown my channels on YouTube.

    Here are a few tips for growing on YouTube:

    • Use YouTube growth tools like TubeBuddy
    • Learn about and implement SEO
    • Build a community around your YouTube channel
    • Make quality content with good videos
    • Provide unique value in your YouTube videos
    • Experiment with ideas on your channel
    • Find ways to be more efficient in your processes
    • Take a course like course Mastering YouTube for the Busy Professional
    • Keep growing and learning because YouTube changes all the time!

    You can read more in my post How To Grow A YouTube Channel.

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  • How To Create Affiliate Links With Pretty Links

    If you share affiliate links then you will want to have an affiliate link management system in place. This will allow you to create and manage your affiliate links with ease and reliability. I personally create custom affiliates links with the Pretty Links plugin.

    I use Pretty Links to help create and manage all of my affiliate links, referral links, and social media links.

    In this video I show you how to create custom affiliate links with Pretty Links.

    Pretty Links Affiliate Link Tutorial Video

    The Pretty Links plugin make things super easy when you are trying to create custom links.

    It also makes it easy to manage all your links because you can edit and update them in one place. This makes your links easy to manage with no need to go search for and change links individually!

    About Pretty Links

    Pretty Links is a WordPress plugin designed to better manage your social links, URL redirects, and affiliate links.

    You can shorten, cloak, track, and share your links all within Pretty Links.

    Pretty Links Affiliate Link Management Plugin

    If you create content then you probably also share links all over the place – blogs, social media, email and more. Keeping track of those links to make sure they stay accurate and active can be a pain.

    Pretty Links solves these problems by providing the tools to create and access URL redirects, social media links, and affiliate links, and any other kind of link you want – right from your WordPress website’s admin interface.

    Because Pretty Links uses your domain name you have control over how your link looks and redirects. It is more professional than using a third party link shortener.

    How To Create Custom Links With Pretty Links

    Creating custom links is easy with Pretty Links. In this tutorial we look at how to create affiliate links using the Pretty Links plugin.

    Pretty Links Affiliate Link Tutorial Video

    How to create a new link in Pretty Links WordPress plugin:

    1. Navigate to Pretty Links in your WordPress admin area
    2. Click on the “Add New Link” tab of the plugin or the “Add Link” link on the Pretty Links tab
    3. Set the required features of your Pretty Links:
      • Redirection – type of redirection you want
      • Target URL – enter the target URAL this the affiliate link that your Pretty Link will redirect to
      • Pretty Links – edit how your Pretty Link appears by creating your own URL ending
    4. For internal use add a title and/or notes to your Pretty Link settings
      • Title – enter a custom title or leave it blank for a plugin generated title from URL entered
      • Notes – use this section to enter any helpful information for you for internal use only
    5. Click on the “Advanced” tab and it will reveal additional menus to check off for your link
    6. Check or leave blank the additional features for your Pretty Link:
      • No Follow – Adds a nofollow and noindex to the link’s http redirect header (recommended)
      • Sponsored – Adds a sponsored attribute to this link’s http redirect header (recommended for affiliate links)
      • Parameter Forwarding – Forward parameters passed to this link onto the Target URL
      • Tracking – Enable Pretty Link’s built-in hit (click) tracking (very useful for affiliate links)
    7. Click the blue button under “Publish” to create your link
    8. Check the Pretty Link to make sure the redirect takes you to the right place

    Now you are ready to share your Pretty Link whenever and wherever you can!

    Creating Pretty Links in the wordpress plugin makes affiliate link management so much easier. It’s truly one of the best ways to create and share links with an audience whether they are affiliate links or not!

    4 Best Pretty Links Features

    Pretty Links has practically every link management tool you could ever need, but there are three that stand above the rest and make it an incredibly useful tool.

    1. Link Shortening

    Long, complicated links generated by affiliate programs are a hassle to manage. They also look bad and can make people nervous about clicking.

    Pretty Links removes these concerns and gives you links that won’t scare potential customers away.

    For every affiliate link you can create a beautiful, customized URL by crafting a unique target URL.

    2. Link Redirection

    Link redirection plays a crucial role in link shortening and affiliate link management. It increases your click through rate on links and prevent link theft.

    Pretty Links gives you a number of different link redirection options. These include permanent and temporary redirects. You can also use the advanced redirection choices that include CloakedJavascript, and Meta Refresh.

    3. Link Management

    Changing links when an affiliate link changes can be a hassle if you are not using a link management system. Having to hunt down and change links individually on hundreds of pieces of content is the worst possible way to do it. That’s why the link management from Pretty Links is so important.

    You can see all the links you’ve created in one place and quickly search, edit and update within the plugin’s interface.

    When you update a target URL inside of Pretty Links it will automatically be updated everywhere you used that Pretty Link. Genius and a huge time saver for affiliates!

    Other ways you can manage your links includes adding link expiration, link tracking, and keywords automation. You can also run custom reports to track important information.

    4. Automation

    Using automation is essential to grow your business and increase affiliate marketing revenue. Having automation built-in to Pretty Links makes this easy for you.

    Some of the tasks you can automate with Pretty Links:

    • updating affiliate links
    • link expiration – either by date or number of clicks
    • turn keywords into links automatically
    • automate social media sharing

    There are lots of great tools and functions inside Pretty Links.

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  • How To Sell Canva Templates

    Want to turn your creativity into passive income? Did you know learning how to create Canva templates to sell for passive

    Many people online are currently utilizing the Canva templates function to make thousands of dollars each month by making and selling their unique Canva templates.

    Canva Templates Tutorial

    What Is Canva?

    Canva is one of my favorite design tools because it is easy-to-use, web-based so you can access it anywhere, and has amazing tools built in. Millions of people use it to easily and quickly create beautiful design work.

    I use it for everything design related, from creating my digital products to designing my YouTube thumbnails and whipping up quick social media posts. It’s easy to use for design and can also be a great tool for creating digital products that will earn you passive income.

    I use Canva to create some of my best selling printables in my Etsy shop where I sell digital downloads for passive income. You can use Canva to easily create digital products you can sell on sites like Etsy or Shopify to make passive income.

    Why Canva Is Great For Creating Digital Products

    Canva works great for creating designs you can sell. The software is easy to use even for beginners and there are many Canva tutorials out there.

    Canva has many benefits:

    • It is easy to use even as a beginner.
    • It’s free for the basic version with lots of features.
    • Canva has many advanced tools and functions included.
    • There are many pre-made templates, graphics, and font combos to inspire you.
    • The pro version is low cost – half the price compared to Adobe Creative.
    • It allows you to make products fast with easy duplications and resizing.
    • It is web based so you can access it anywhere.
    • There are many Canva tutorials making it easy to learn.
    • It has desktop and mobile applications and you can switch between use.

    Why I Love Using Canva

    I use Canva Pro to create all of my printables, YouTube thumbnails, and social media graphics as well. The monthly fee for the professional version of the platform is well worth it. It’s been the most used tool in growing my business.

    It’s a fantastic all in one design tool for any business and the best investment someone can make in starting an Etsy printable business. I’m not a designer but it’s been my key to success!

    If you are using Canva and want to create digital products to sell, then you need to know about their template function.

    It makes creating and sharing design templates easy and these digital products are selling like hotcakes on Etsy and other e-commerce websites.

    Who Buys Canva Templates?

    Canva is incredibly easy to use even as a beginner. But if Canva is so easy to use, why would people pay to buy Canva templates? Wouldn’t they just make their own designs?

    This is a common concern from people who want to sell digital products for passive income.

    People Who Don’t Like Designing

    But here is something you should know: not everyone wants to be a designer. Some people enjoy creating designs. For them it is meditative and fun to use their creative muscles. Others do not enjoy the creative design process. They don’t want to spend their time creating a design when they could skip all of that effort.

    Many people would rather pay to skip the design portion. They spend a tiny bit of money and get a beautiful pre-designed template ready to be used.

    People Who Don’t Have Time

    Designing your template takes more time than customizing it each use. For people who are short on time it is more effective to pay for a template to save on that design time.

    Buying a pre-made Canva template is like outsourcing your work to a graphic designer but at a fraction fo the price. You save a ton of time by hiring someone else to do the work designing a template.

    For those that have little time but can afford to spend money, Canva templates are a huge benefit.

    Why Do People Buy Canva Templates?

    People purchase Canva templates for a variety of reasons.

    You might wonder why they don’t just use the free templates that Canva offers. This is usually because those free templates are oversaturated – you will see thousands of people use the same free Instagram post template for example. Many don’t even customize it to fit their brand!

    People Want To Stand Out

    People buy Canva templates because they are often more unique than the free templates already on Canva. When you buy a template someone else designed you know it will stand out more than the free templates. You’ll also be able to more easily customize it because it was designed to be customized.

    People Want A Bundle Deal

    People also buy Canva templates because they get many different designs at once. Canva template sellers on Etsy or Creative Market sell packages or bundles of templates. Canva templates inside the platform are one-off pieces where you just get one Instagram post template for example. When you buy Canva templates from a seller you are often 20 or more templates to use. Buying this many templates will give you everything you need to keep things fresh and consistent even while using a template.

    Who Sells Canva Templates?

    A lot of people are selling Canva templates on sites like Etsy because there is a lot of demand for these templates. The demand means there is still room for more people to sell Canva templates!

    Who could benefit from selling Canva templates:

    • Content creators looking to monetize better
    • Graphic designs looking for more passive income
    • Business owners wanting a new revenue stream

    What do you need to sell Canva templates:

    • Canva Pro account
    • Love for using Canva
    • Design skills (which you can learn using YouTube!)

    Most people selling Canva templates are not graphic designers. I’m certainly not! However, I love design and have an unique style that I’ve worked to develop by watching tutorials. Anyone can do this by putting in the work to learn how to design well.

    How To Make Canva Templates To Sell

    Creating Canva templates is incredibly easy. You can watch the video above or follow the step by step instruction below.

    Creating Your Canva Template Design

    1. First sign up for a Canva Pro account
    2. Now open up Canva and choose the design size. (In the video example I used Instagram posts, which is a popular digital product idea for Canva templates that sell.)
    3. You can design templates at any size and in this example I chose 1080 x 1080 px for an Instagram post template
    4. Create your design from scratch using elements, text, and photo frames people can fill in when using your Canva template
    5. Change the name of your design to describe what it is for your customers and for your own organization

    Sharing Your Canva Template Design

    1. Click the three dots button in the top right corner
    2. In the search bar type “Template”
    3. Select the Template icon that pops up under the search bar
    4. Click the dropdown to add a template to a folder
    5. Select the folder you want to keep this template in
    6. Or click the “+Create new” link at the bottom to create a new folder inside Canva to organize your templates for sale – I named mine “Etsy Templates For Sale” in the example
    7. Then click “Add to new folder” purple button
    8. Once the folder is selected then click the “Publish template” purple button
    9. This will publish your design as a template! Now you can either view your Canva template, continue editing, or share the template.
    10. To sell your Canva template you’ll need to share it and grab the link for your future customers
    11. You can view your template by going to the folder you created and to share you can click on the design to get the share link
    12. Or to share the template you can go to edit the original design and then click the “Share” button in the top menu
    13. In the Share dropdown you will go to the bottom drop down that says “Share a link to edit” click this and select the “Share a link to use as a template” option
    14. This will automatically create a link to the right. Click “Copy link” to copy for sharing
    15. You can then paste the link wherever you need to share it for your customers – in a pdf, in a message, on a thank you page!

    That is all you need to do in order to create Canva templates as a digital product.

    Canva Templates You Can Create

    If you’re planning to sell your Canva templates you might be curious about what types of templates you should make. What are people buying? What types of templates should you make?

    Here are some Canva templates to make:

    • Workbook templates
    • Ebook templates
    • Media kit templates
    • Resume templates
    • Instagram post templates
    • Instagram story templates
    • YouTube thumbnails
    • Social media graphics
    • And more!

    For each of these template ideas you can base your design around your niche audience’s needs. This creates a product guaranteed to sell!

    How Much Money Can You Make With Canva Templates?

    Are you curious about this? Do you wonder how much money can you make selling Canva templates?

    This is a common question on my videos about Canva templates. People want to know if it’s worth the work to design the template packages.

    It’s also a tricky question to answer. The amount of money you can make selling Canva templates depends on a wide range of factors:

    • the type of template you sell
    • your design skills
    • product pricing
    • niche audience selection
    • quality of designs and service
    • ability to create offers that sell
    • promotion of your products

    There are so many factors that go into actually selling the templates that the amount of money will vary widely.

    How Much Money People Make Selling Canva Templates

    That’s not super helpful so here are some examples of people I know:

    • Blogger A makes $2,300+ each month
    • Esty Seller B makes $300+ each month
    • Etsy Guru C makes $3,500+ each month
    • YouTuber D makes $100+ each month

    These are real examples from people I know and it shows the wide range you can earn from selling Canva templates.

    Some people have nailed their product, audience, and promotion which allows them to earn thousands per month. Others are earning just a couple hundred dollars. You will likely fall somewhere in this wide range!

    Most people I know selling Canva templates do it as a side gig to their main income. Because it is passive income after the initial work it is a great additional income stream to an existing business or blog.

    Where Can You Sell Canva Templates?

    There are many places to sell Canva templates. The most popular is Etsy or on your own website.

    There are multiple places you can sell Canva templates:

    You can use one of these or list your templates in multiple places to take advantage of existing traffic on a site like Etsy.

    Selling Canva Templates On Etsy

    Etsy is by far the easiest place to start selling templates immediately. You can quickly open a shop and sell your products without much work.

    To get started selling on Etsy follow these steps:

    1. Create an Etsy shop
    2. Create a listing for your templates
    3. Add photos, videos, and a description to entice customers
    4. Upload a PDF with instructions and a link to the template
    5. Create a message to buyers with the link to your template

    That’s it! Etsy will then do almost all the work for you as your templates sell over and over again.

    Selling Canva Templates On Your Website

    Selling your Canva templates on your own website is a little bit more complicated to start.

    There are multiple options for selling digital products like Canva templates on a website. My two favorites are Shopify and WooCommerce. These are very popular e-commerce solutions and either one can be useful for you as a seller.

    First, let’s look at selling Canva templates with your own website via Shopify.

    Sell on your website with Shopify:

    • Shopify is ideal for e-commerce beginners because the tools are so easy to use.
    • Start by heading to Shopify and getting a free trial.
    • Set up your shop and push it live. (You can use a tutorial on setting up Shopify for Digital Products!)
    • Purchase a custom domain through Shopify to remove “myshopify” from the URL.
    • Adjust the settings of your Shopify store.
    • Create a listing for your product.
    • Add the template link to the thank you page and follow up email.
    • That’s it! You can get started super quickly with Shopify and they handle much of the work.
    How To Setup Shopify For Digital Products Tutorial

    Now let’s look at selling Canva templates with your own website via WordPress with WooCommerce.

    Sell on your website with WooCommerce:

    • This solution is great especially if you already have a WordPress site or want to use WordPress.
    • Buy your domain from GoDaddy or NameCheap..
    • Buy website hosting from BlueHost (cheap to start) or BigScoots (fast and better customer service).
    • Install WordPress with one click with your web host to create your WordPress site.
    • Find a theme that supports WooCommerce like one from BLUCHIC.
    • Install the required plugins your theme needs.
    • Install the WooCommerce plugin. (This will create the e-commerce platform you need to sell on WordPress.)
    • Adjust the settings in WooCommerce to collect payments via Stripe and PayPal.
    • Create a New Product in your WooCommerce section.
    • Add the title, description, listing photo,
    • Check the “Virtual” and “Downloadable” box on the listing page.
    • Add your template link to the order email and thank you pages.
    • Click Publish to make your product go live for purchase.

    Those are a few ways to get started selling on a website you fully control! Ultimately this is the best option for all digital product sellers as it will leave you with the most profit and the strongest brand.

    While you can start off on a marketplace site like Etsy, you should always eventually create your own website to sell your products.

    Want to keep learning?

    Creating digital products you can sell is a wonderful online business and I enjoy sharing how to do the very same thing I’ve done to create a full time income!

    The tips and tutorials linked below will help you create digital products worth selling.

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