How To Sell Printables On Etsy

How To Sell Printables On Etsy

Have you ever thought to sell printables on Etsy as an extra source of income? Selling printables is easy to do and can be a great way to earn extra cash for bills, debt, or even the Christmas fund! In this post, we’ll talk about how to sell printables on Etsy, various styles of printables, and there’s a video full of tips and tricks at the bottom – so keep reading!

Learn how to sell printables on Etsy to make money every month to help pay off debt, bills, or add to savings!

What is a printable?
A printable is a piece of content someone can print either for free or by purchasing the file to print. Common types of printable are: planners, meal plans, art, inspirational quotes, birthday invitations, wedding invitations, and anniversary invitations.

How much should I sell printables on Etsy for?
Pricing is really dependent on each seller. There is no right or wrong answer. Find a price that you’re comfortable with that you think is fair for both you the seller, and your future customers! Pricing low might guarantee more sales, but pricing higher isn’t bad either – if it took a lot of work and is unique, don’t undervalue yourself!

3 Important Steps To Sell Printables On Etsy

1. Upload to your shop.
Once you’ve set up your Etsy shop, upload your printable to a listing for the price you’ve chosen. Be sure to use nice, well-lit images and for printables, you may want to look into framing them to make them stand out or have a nice background to make your picture stand out from the rest.

2. Make sure to give accurate, detailed descriptions of your product.
This helps you rank high in searches and generate some sales. Include things like color, size, purpose (is it a planner, invitation, etc.?) so that people can find your product easier.

3. Market, market, market.
Pinterest is a great way to market your products, especially on Etsy. Pinterest is a very visual platform and having beautiful pictures of your product in pins is a great way to get some clicks to your shop and products that will hopefully convert into sales! Word of mouth is great too! Tell friends, family, and it’s a good idea to whip up some business cards for your Etsy shop that you can hand out to people you meet if it comes up in conversation.

Check out this video to learn more about how to sell printables on Etsy:

Want to learn to create your own Printables? click here for a step by step DIY.


UPDATE:   We’ve added a new Video tutorial on How to Create Printables for FREE with Canva!!  

What kinds of printables are your favorite? Do you have an Etsy shop? What do you sell? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

72 Comments

  1. Michele Trombley

    I just started my Printables shop GrinandPrint in Etsy and I can’t even get one person to buy. Is it that there are so many shops now? I have a facebook page, instagram, Twitter etc. I utilize all of these including Pinterest. I can’t seem to get someone to even give me any feedback so I know what I am doing wrong. It is so frustrating. I would love to here what others think I’m doing wrong in my shop so I can make some changes. Great read though.

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    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Do you have a blog? or have you thought of finding blogs in your niche to offer free printables to/ credit to your shop for review on their blog? possibly offer to do some work for a few blogs (a few freebies) in exchange put at bottom of printable (designed by GrinandPrint for Barefoot Budgeting) with your link in print? Also, twitter!! Instagram is really your best form of media for printables in my opinion but touching on them all and don’t give up. I’ve heard that the more you have in your shop and great key words (check your competition) are also great ways to increase views 🙂 Keep in touch if you think I can be of any assistance with any of these.

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  2. Amy

    I LOVE selling printables! They sell the best out of a variety of things in my Etsy shop. Thanks for the great post and information!

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    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Printables are really fabulous! I love the great variety of things I find on Etsy from crafts, clothes, jewels, artwork in the form of photos, paintings, printables, etc.. and the functional side of Etsy which is where I find myself shopping most often! The possibilities are limited only by the imagination and creativity of our hearts!

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  3. Taris Kendricks

    I never even heard of Etsy until I came across your blog. All you are doing is selling printables. I will definitly try this. I need another source of income. Awesome Information. !!

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    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Taris, Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm!! I love hearing from you. This is absolutely a great way to earn passive income! Keep us posted on how you’re doing.

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  4. Lori @ Saved by the Mommy

    I had made a few printables on my blog. I really enjoy creating them. I have seen other people who sell theirs, but I always wondered if they are actually making any money from it.

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    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Lori, Thank you for stopping by! The answer is oh heck yeah!! Keeping in mind they are only having to create once in most cases and sell over and over and well, over and over again. Yes, there are shop fees, however digital products have very low to no overhead costs. Let us know if you try it and how you do!!

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  5. Rachel Catherine

    This is such a cute idea. I always wonder though why people don’t just make their own printables versus buying them.

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    • Kimberly Ann Elizabeth

      Well, lucky for the people selling them there are still a great many buyers out there! But like you said, there’s a lot to be saved by making their own and with a little practice it can be as good if not better (because they did it themselves!)

      Reply

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