As a party decorations designer who sold printed and shipped party decorations that I made with my Cricut, I didn’t think that I wanted to sell printable party decorations. Why? Well, I wanted my decorations to look just the way I intended them, of course. And there were a lot of other fears that went along with this one. But now that I have transitioned my party decorations business completely to printables, I want to help ease your fears and help you on your journey to Creating Printables to Sell on Etsy.
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How it all started: Creating Printables to Sell on Etsy:
It all started when I was working my booty off on Cricut-made party decorations that I was selling right here on my website as well as in my Etsy shop. Sure, I loved creating new designs and wowing people with amazing new themes. And sure, they were beautiful and unique and actually really fun to make. But the work was a LOT. We’re talking, working nights, weekends, and holidays on those handmade party decorations!
I can’t tell you how stressful it would be when I had a planned family vacation and a ton of party decorations to wrap up before the trip. It was exhausting.
Oh and not to mention I was barely making ANY money!
When I finally Started Creating Printables to Sell on Etsy
One day, I decided to list one printable on Etsy. You can read all about my very first printable I listed and sold on Etsy. It was only an 8 x 10 poster that someone could print at home. That seemed relatively easy! But what about all the other decorations I sold?
Suddenly all the fears were creeping in. How would I create banners, favor tags, juice box covers, and other things that I actually created and sent through snail mail? Wouldn’t that be hard? What kinds of files would I need to provide people? And what if they didn’t work when the customer downloaded them?
Can you relate to all these fears?
That was when I decided to say F it! Let’s just see how this goes! So I threw my hands in the air and started transitioning my party decorations into printables.
…and people started to buy them!
Creating Printables to Sell on Etsy: My $20K Year
One by one I transitioned my current party decorations designs to printables. And every single month I started to do less and less work! It was amazing. And eventually, I started making around the same amount that I was making when selling my printed designs! Then pretty soon after, I was making MORE than I had made printing, cutting, gluing and shipping my decorations!
And the best part? I was doing like NO work.
That’s because when you create a printable, you can sell it over and over again without having to any more work! It’s a dream right? I sure think so.
In 2021 I wrapped up the year at $20K by selling printables alone!
The Hack That Helped me Make $20,000 Selling Printables on Etsy
You might be wondering if it’s possible for you to do the same thing. And I’m here to tell you that IT IS! With consistency, commitment, and dedication, you too can make $20K OR MORE selling printables on Etsy. But there’s one mindset hack that I attribute most, if not ALL, of my success to. Check out the #1 mindset hack that helped me sell $20K of printables in one year!
I know that if you implement this one hack, it will help you sell printables on Etsy. But it will also help you in every other aspect of your life as well!
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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about Creating Printables to Sell on Etsy. I hope this gives you some ideas about how easy and fun it is to create sell printables Etsy. I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and personal development! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat.