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How to Make Money Selling Canva Templates on Etsy

In today’s world, more and more people are launching their own businesses, working as freelancers, or at the very least starting a side hustle.

This means that they must create a brand, grow a customer base, and build an email or social media following. All of that requires different kinds of documents and graphics.

Canva, a graphic design platform, makes it easier to create all types of social medis graphics, presentations, posters and more.

However, not everyone has the time to start creating these types of visual content. That’s where you come in. You can put your creative skills to work and create a source of income by selling   Canva templates on online marketplaces like Etsy.

Etsy is mostly known for handcrafted toys, collectibles, art, home products, and jewelry. However, Etsy also allows sellers to list digital products such as Canva templates.

Want to know how you can do that? Read the tips and tricks to learn how to generate a passive income selling Canva templates:

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1. Conduct Market Research

Before designing your first Canva template, perform market research to ensure that the products you intend to sell are things customers will want to buy. Researching can be simple and fun as you need to prepare a list of products you intend to sell.

For instance, if you want to sell social media templates in your store, your template offerings may include Facebook post templates, Pinterest Pin templates, and Instagram post templates.

After preparing your list, open Etsy and add keywords and phrases in the search box (marketing templates from your list). Then, Etsy lists out all the other search terms and phrases that customers are searching for right there on the screen.

Select one of those phrases for more targeted searches and check listings. You can find designs or elements that you can enhance to sell in your store.

2. Understand Your Target Customers

Once you understand the type of templates you want to sell, define your target customers to create consistent branding on Etsy. Consistency will help you attract more customers.

To define your ideal customer, think about their demographics, preferences, and psychographics.

3. Create a Brand

Create your business brand to attract the right customers to your Etsy shop. For instance, if you sell wedding invitation templates, you need to keep them in mind when building your brand.

Your store selling wedding templates may have a brand with a delicate color palette and subtle floral designs.

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4. Design Your First Templates

Create templates to sell on Etsy but ensure you can access a Canva Pro account. Otherwise, you won’t be able to share the download link sent to your customer after purchase confirmation.

Make sure to check out some other templates currently on Canva to see what’s trending and decide what to add to your template. Start with a blank template and design your products from scratch.

If you want people to pay you, your designs must be sufficiently different and of better quality.

5. Set Up Your Shop

After creating your first Canva template, PDF deliverable (a document storing your sharable template link), and approximately 10 listing images, you can set up your Etsy shop to list your first template.

Sign up for a seller’s account with an email address and then add your first product to open up your store.

Launch your first template on Etsy with a professional-looking shop. Then, you can now easily add your products and start working for the first sale.

6. Conduct Keyword Research and Optimize SEO Listings

After listing your first product, you should make sure your target customers see it. Etsy SEO helps you to find more customers for your products.

Add keyword-rich titles and tags to your product listing, as that helps Etsy display your products to the right people.

-Tony O. Lawson

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4 mins read

7 Websites That Pay You for Daily Activities

Did you know that there are websites that pay you to complete small tasks or use your existing skills? Most people are aware of online freelance opportunities.

However, receiving payment for tasks or abilities is not always synonymous with freelancing. It, on the other hand, is something you can do on the side of your regular job—and you don’t need a degree or any specific talents to get started!

If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading! After all, who doesn’t like to make a bit of extra cash from time to time?

Where to Find Websites That Pay You Daily

Because individuals have different demands on their time, you may find that not every one of the sites listed here will fit into your daily schedule.

However, one of the great things about these sites is that you don’t need to devote too much time to them. Many of these tasks can be accomplished in 15 minutes or less, or they involve steps that fit right into your normal routine. Let’s check out a few of them!


Do you have an eye for photography but aren’t interested in doing it professionally? Some websites pay you for your photos!

Foap is one of those sites. Upload your best photos and receive $5 for each one you sell! Another site, Snapwire, is based on fulfillment. So clients can request the type of image they want, and you can upload one you think they might like.


Fiverr is a popular platform that allows people to search for services they require, such as graphic design or jingle writing, and find someone offering that service for a fee. Since all transactions are handled through the Fiverr platform, you don’t need to worry about completing work and then not being compensated for it. Whatever you’re great at can be listed on Fiverr!

People per Hour is a similar site in concept where you can create a profile page listing the services you provide, and potential clients can find you when they’re searching for a specific service.

If you’re looking to provide handwork locally, consider using Handy to promote yourself. Whether you’re interested in cleaning, doing lawn work, or general handyperson jobs, you’ll be sure to find someone who is looking for your services!

UI Testing

New apps, software products, and websites are being created every single day. All those new platforms require real people to test them out in order to make sure that the user experience is intuitive and friendly.

With Enroll, you can be a tester to provide feedback to developers on what’s working and what could be improved. And it’s not the only one: TryMyUi and User Testing both offer monetary incentives for testing out new sites.


-Tony O. Lawson

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