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How I Make Money Selling Printables On Etsy

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You can sell printables on Etsy without ever having to ship a thing! Isn’t that amazing!

Creating printables on Etsy is one of the best ways to make money through your art. The beauty of this idea? You need to create them once, and you can sell as many copies time after time!

Today, I wanted to share with you a bit more on my personal experience on how to sell printables on Etsy.

I started selling printables on Etsy with no zero graphic design skills and didn’t even know how to create printables. As a matter of fact, I created them back in 2016 on Word document.


If you were wondering the following:

  • How do I sell printables on Etsy?
  • How do I start selling printables on Etsy?
  • How much money can you make selling printables?
  • Are printables profitable?
  • How do I even get started with selling printables?

In today’s blog, I will be answering all of these questions and maybe even introducing you to a new way to make extra money or start a side hustle.

Also, make sure to check out The 4 Step Framework For A Profitable Shop that will help you get started in building a thriving Etsy business the right way when it comes to selling printables on Etsy. It will help you make an impactful online business to learn how to sell digital downloads on Etsy.

Here’s how get started selling printables on Etsy.

1. Here’s a bit of my background and how I got started selling on Etsy.

I’m Nancy, and I have been a digital marketing specialist for eleven years and selling on Etsy now for over five years. I have tried everything online to make money. I stumbled into printables when a friend told me about Etsy, and I was shopping for my wedding. 

When browsing through Etsy to buy wedding invitations, other sellers made crazy money selling printables on Etsy, and it was so intriguing to me. 

I decided to start selling printables on Etsy as a case study for my blog. I’m not a crafty persona, and this was my first time selling on the Etsy platform and creating printables. And made over $21,000 my first year selling printables on Etsy.

2. How much do you earn monthly from Etsy?

I’ve several Etsy shops, and they all range from $1K – $3K per month. In the wedding season, I have higher months that make me over $5K. It’s pretty amazing to be able to make passive income on Etsy.

3. What exactly is a printable? 

Printables are considered digital products that people can download and print in the comfort of their homes. 

Examples include planners, labels, gift tags, wall art, budget checklist, stickers, and so much more. 

4. What do you like about selling on Etsy? 

Selling printables on Etsy is a great way to make money with no additional overhead. You can sell an unlimited number of copies without having to create or design each unit yourself, then package them up and ship them out!

With the ease of printables, you can create a design once and list it in your Etsy shop no matter how many pieces are being sold.

My smaller Etsy shop makes me an average of $1,000 per month with only 23 listings, and it’s all passive income. 

5. How much money can you make selling printables? Can you make money selling printables on Etsy?

There are tons of sellers on Etsy that make six figures selling printables on Etsy. 

It might not be realistic for everyone, but it is possible.

I have students in my Etsy Mastery Course who have earned thousands of dollars months of starting their printable business. 

You might not be making quite your job money, but if you list a printable in the Etsy shop, that could also turn into recurring revenue.

6. Do I need to have a following already to make money selling printables?

No, you don’t need to have an audience or following to sell on Etsy. The main advantage of selling on Etsy is taking advantage of their build-in traffic by optimizing your shop for Etsy SEO. 

In my Etsy Mastery Course, I teach you how to leverage the power of Etsy SEO to rank your products within minutes and start driving unlimited traffic to your Etsy shop. 

When I started selling on Etsy, I made $21K my first year and tripled my income the second year with no following or audience. 

7. How do I come up with new ideas for printables?

I’ve got you covered! In the Etsy Mastery Course, I teach you how to find profitable printables to sell on Etsy, and I show you 11 DIY digital products you can sell on Etsy

8. Can someone with no tech skills make a printable?

Yes! The essential elements you need to make a printable are a graphic design tool, finding beautiful clipart and graphics with rights to use for your designs, and the basics of creating the printables. 

The Etsy Mastery Course is a highly detailed, step-by-step, A-Z course on how to sell printables on Etsy. 

9. What are the steps needed to get started selling printables on Etsy? 

The first step is creating a list of products you’re passionate about. I teach you how to do market research and validate your product idea. After all, you started your Etsy business to make money.

After you find your winning product, the next step is to create your printable. You can use your graphic design software or something as a beginner as Canva. 

The whole process is broken down so you can follow it easily with our course. You’ll learn how to create your listing, optimize for the right tags, other factors such as the title, write an enticing listing description, and learn how Etsy’s algorithm works. 


Ready to get started?

Let me tell you a bit more about Etsy Mastery Course.

In my Etsy Mastery Course, I hold my student’s hand through the entire process. You’ll know the

EXACTLY what steps need to be taken to start, manage and scale your Etsy shop to a full-time income. 

You will have an exact blueprint:

 ❎ You’ll learn how to find PROFITABLE products that are selling on Etsy. I will teach you how to conduct market research and how to validate any product ideas. 

 ❎ Get crystal clear on your brand message and products so you can attract the right audience. Learn how to communicate EXACTLY what you do and what you offer so you can clearly DIFFERENTIATE yourself from the competition and stand out.

 ❎ Steal my Etsy SEO strategies to RANK your products within MINUTES and gain VISIBILITY for your shop. You’ll have a complete breakdown of how Etsy’s algorithm works and the things you have control of. 

 ❎ Learn what it takes to build a SUSTAINABLE Etsy business for the long run. 

I will teach you how to turn cold visitors to warm audiences who will want to do business with you for life. 

❎ Explode your traffic by using my #1 SECRET tool that will help you EXPLODE your Etsy TRAFFIC in auto-pilot. You’ll learn how to create the right marketing strategies to drive tons of FREE traffic to your shop to help you get consistent sales. 

❎ Unlike other courses, you’ll receive unlimited support from me 24/7 in the private Facebook group.

Enroll now, and you’ll also get these additional bonuses.

Bonus: 19 DIY Digital Products Step-by-Step Video Tutorials

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Bonus: How To Use Instagram For Your Etsy Business Course

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Bonus: Facebook and Instagram Ads Crash Course

❎ You’ll have access to digital planners, checklists, scripts, resources, and tools.

You and I both know creating a sufficient income from Etsy can be difficult without knowing the proper SEO, marketing, and business systems needed to thrive. 

You can learn more about the course here. 

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