Make Money With Canva (10 Ways)

Canva is an amazing design tool with free and paid plans that allow users to create a variety of design work. There are many ways to easily make money with Canva through this work.

If you are wanting to make money with Canva keep reading to find the right side hustle option for you.

Make $100 Per Day With Canva

Canva is one the most useful tools I personally pay for in order to earn a living online. I’ve used it to create social media posts, YouTube thumbnails, media kits, digital products, invoices, and more.

It’s the most versatile and easiest to use tool available and you don’t even have to pay for most of the features. Some of the best tools are under the paid plan but you won’t regret spending $12 a month to make $100 or more per day with this design tool.

Make Money With Canva

Here are some of the best ways to make money with Canva:

  1. make and sell Canva templates
  2. promote Canva as an affiliate
  3. become a Canva contributor
  4. make digital products to sell in Canva
  5. create designs for print on demand in Canva
  6. create ebooks for Amazon KDP in Canva
  7. freelance design work using Canva
  8. teach people how to use Canva
  9. make tutorials on how to use Canva
  10. create a course on Canva

Now let’s look at each item in detail and how you can make money!

Make & Sell Canva Templates

Creating and selling Canva templates is a fantastic way to make money on Canva with digital products.

You can design a variety of templates and share the link to your Canva template with buyers. People access the link and use the design template to create their own customized design.

Charging people for the access to this template is a popular way to earn money with Canva. It helps people save time with designing from scratch and you make money too.

There are many different Canva templates you can make:

  • Pinterest pin templates
  • Instagram story templates
  • Tiktok video templates
  • Resume templates
  • Media kit templates
  • Presentation templates
  • Lesson plan templates

The video below shows how to create and share Canva templates.

You can sell your Canva templates in many different places:

I’ve personally purchased Canva templates to help speed up some work and it’s a fantastic option for anyone wanting to earn extra money. You can easily build a template shop around a certain industry like real estate or ecommerce that would drive many sales.

Here are some useful posts that can help you learn how to make money selling Canva templates:

Make Money With Canva As An Affiliate

Another way to make money with Canva is to sign up as an affiliate and promote Canva Pro.

Canva pays affiliates when they refer a paying customer to Canva. So when you share an affiliate link for Canva Pro you are able to earn a commission when someone clicks the link and signs up.

To earn money you:

  1. Register as a Canva affiliate
  2. Promote Canva Pro
  3. Earn commissions for sign ups

You can share your link in a number of ways:

  • inside blog posts
  • on social media
  • in YouTube video descriptions
  • within email newsletters

The possibilities are endless when you are promoting Canva Pro to your audience. This is a great way to make money if you have an existing audience or plan to build one.

You can learn more about affiliate marketing and how to use it to make money with Canva here:

Become a Canva Contributor

A great way to make money without needing an audience is to become a Canva contributor. For this you will create designs, photos, or videos for Canva and they will pay you whenever someone uses them in designs.

This is a very easy process and a great way to make money if you are a designer. You don’t have to be a professional designer either, anyone can do this!

All you do is upload your work. You can create and upload individual items or whole collections.

Types of work you can upload as a Canva contributor include:

  • photos
  • videos
  • graphics
  • stickers
  • icons

Canva will review your work within a few days and inform you if it’s been accepted or not.

Then when your work is used they will pay you monthly. This is great because it incentivizes you to create good work but you also don’t have to pay to be included. Having no cost to list items as a contributor is a great way to begin making money with Canva for free.

Canva has a whole guid to help you create visual content for their library. For each type of content they will give you guidelines and tips too create the best work possible.

Create Digital Products To Sell

Creating digital products via Canva is an easy way to make money. It’s personally one of my favorites!

With Canva you can create products you can sell online like printables, wall art, png files, digital planners etc. There are tons of digital product ideas and you can create enough for a full time income.

Digital Product Ideas To Sell On Etsy

Some product ideas you can create and sell:

  • printables
  • wall art
  • png files
  • svg files
  • party decor
  • party signs
  • planners
  • cards
  • gift tags

The video below show you how to use Canva to make digital product like a printable wall art.

Create Printable Art To Sell On Etsy

Here are some digital product ideas you can create and sell:

Create Designs For Print On Demand

Creating designs for Print On Demand is a great way to make money with Canva. Print On Demand is where items are only printed once a purchase has been made so there is no need to create and store inventory.

You can create designs in Canva to place on items for Print On Demand on RedBubble, Teespring, Printful, Printify and other websites. You can upload your designs for other people via these marketplaces or to use or for your own shop

With the Print On Demand technology you can create designs in Canva that can be put on a number of different products.

Products you can create with Print On Demand include:

  • t-shirts
  • hoodies
  • onesies
  • hats
  • mugs
  • posters
  • tote bags
  • stickers

And more! There are many different options for creating products that you can sell.

Create Books For Amazon KDP

Amazon KDP or Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is a way to create books that you can sell on Amazon. This is a fantastic business model that many people are successfully using to make money online.

The best part? You can create ebooks to sell on Amazon KDP right inside Canva!

You can create ebooks or low content books like journals or coloring books to sell on Amazon KDP. Canva makes creating ebooks incredibly simple. You can even start with commercial use templates so you can create ebook products quickly to put on Amazon KDP.

Many people like using Canva to create “low content books” to sell on Amazon KDP. These are things that can be created via design and don’t require you to write an actual book.

Here are some low content book ideas you can create in Canva:

  • journals
  • planners
  • quote books
  • recipe books
  • coloring books
  • activity books
  • log books
  • prompt journals

Once you’ve created your ebook design in Canva you then export it and upload it to your Amazon KDP account. After you create a listing you are able to sell your ebooks or low content books to anyone searching on Amazon.

Freelance Graphic Design Projects

Selling freelance design skills is a great way to make money. You can use Canva to create items for your freelance jobs. It’s very easy to use Canva to quickly make things like social media content and other designs for businesses.

If you want to do freelance graphic design work using Canva you have to find the jobs. There are a number of places where you can both advertise yourself and apply to get work.

Freelance sites you can use:

  • Fiverr
  • Upwork
  • Toptal

Portfolio sites you can use:

  • Behance
  • Dribbble
  • Coroflot

You can also find clients locally like:

  • Small businesses
  • Local colleges
  • Smaller agencies
  • Content creators

Freelance work can be sporadic and difficult but it’s a great way to make money with Canva on the side.

Teach People How To Use Canva

One way to make money with Canva is to teach people how to use Canva.

You can act as a coach and offer training to small businesses, schools, etc. You could also offer small workshops or drop in sessions for learning how to do basic graphic design skills.

This educational offering could be great for :

  • local small businesses
  • schools
  • colleges
  • individuals (one on one sessions)

There are a number of ways you could use Canva in an educational or coaching format. You could teach people how to actually use Canva, or how to do something specific in Canva, or just how to do graphic design using Canva.

Make Canva Tutorials

Creating YouTube tutorials showing how to use Canva is a great way to make money with this software.

There are already many channels on YouTube doing Canva tutorials but there is already room for more with a unique spin on things.

Some ideas for types of Canva tutorials to make include:

  • Canva tips and tricks for beginners
  • How to use Canva for beginners
  • Canva pro setup
  • How to use Canva for free
  • How to create a journal in Canva to sell on Amazon KDP
  • How to create printable art in Canva

As you can see the possibilities are endless! You can do general Canva tutorials or get very specific and teach a niche skill.

Making Canva tutorials is a great way to get paid to help people learn this amazing software.

Create & Sell A Course On Canva

Similar to teach people how to use Canva, you can also create a course about Canva. Online education is a huge industry and you can definitely make money by offering online education about Canva.

Your course could teach people:

  • how to use Canva
  • how to use Canva in their specific industry
  • ways to speed up design work with Canva
  • how to create specific items using Canva

Some examples of this could be “How To Create Printable Stickers In Canva” or “How To Make Worksheets For Teachers With Canva.” You can be as general or as specific as needed to teach skills to a specific audience who want to learn how to do something.

You can then sell your course in many different ways including:

  • Udemy
  • SkillShare
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Teachable

There are many options for creating and selling a course about Canva!

Keep Learning

Want to keep learning about ways to make money with Canva through digital products?

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:

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