Among the many growing streams within the freelance industry is the buying and selling of digital products. Initially pursued as a source of passive income, the trend is shifting to pursuing this as a full-time business. These digital products are currently in high demand, especially Canva Templates.
Canva is a graphic designing tool that allows non-designer users to create professional-looking designs for free. With designs on everything and layouts for every possible project, Canva is home to millions of designer-created templates, images, and graphics.
While Canva creates templates for its users, it now welcomes them to make their own designs and sell them on the platform to other users. This feature on Canva falls under contributors, where users can design templates, elements, texts, etc., from scratch and sell them on the platform.
Are you wondering if you can join the Canva Template sellers’ community without being a designer? To your relief, YOU DEFINITELY CAN!
Here is a simple guide on making money with Canva.
How To Sell Canva Templates
Been creating Canva Templates for personal or professional use? Here is how you can similarly make some for selling!
- Create The Template On Canva
Your seller’s journey starts just like your user’s journey. Log in to your Canva users account and click on “Create a design” on the homepage. Instead of selecting a pre-designed template, click on the “+” sign for an empty digital canvas. Either choose the predetermined dimension for your layout or edit your own dimensions in a similar drop-down.
Now that you’ll be on the editor’s page with a plain white canvas, this is where you begin your magic! For any design work, you can upload your own background image, use elements from the Canva editor or insert your own to create a design, add text, a color theme, and so on until you are fully satisfied with your creation. You can edit and modify the template as often as you want because, after all, you’re the owner!
Note: Editing only the elements or text of an existing template won’t make you the design owner. To be classified as the owner, you must design everything from scratch.
- Set Up An Online Store Or Sign Up As A Seller On The Existing Ones
The next step is to market your creation. Once your template is ready, it is time to look for platforms where you can put up your work. Sellers of digital products either create their own online store to promote their work or sign up as sellers on existing marketplaces. Among these markets, Etsy and Creative Market are famous amongst buyers and sellers of digital products, especially Canva Templates.
To list your product, you have to name it and add a 2-3 line description highlighting the benefits, a set price, and some product images. You can list your designs in more than one place to increase visibility and sales.
- Get A Shareable Template Link
Once the template is up for selling and you start getting orders, it’s time to get the link you’ll share with your buyers. You will find a share button on the template design page (your workspace on Canva) in the top right corner. A dropdown will give you multiple sharing options by clicking on this link. To get the shareable link, click on “Share a link to use as a template.” Once copied, you can provide the shareable template link to your buyers whenever the order is made.
Note: Upon clicking the link, the buyer will make a copy of your template, while access to the original template will remain for the owner only. Changes made in the copy won’t affect the original design.
- Promote And Sell
Once you have it all ready, it’s time to get your work the reach it deserves because obviously, the more people see it, the more they buy it! Here are a few ways through which you can market your offerings for free:
- Email your contact about new items in your shop
- Post your offerings on social media with the shop link
- Write blogs highlighting the specifications and benefits of your offerings. Add a link to your product to drive maximum traffic.
How Much Can You Make Selling Canva Templates?
For many individuals that start selling digital products like Canva templates, the growth in the early stages is relatively slow since it’s time you’re navigating through what you do best and what your expertise is. Once figured out, people earn more than $2,000 only by working around 25 hours a month.
How Much Should I Price My Canva Template?
Before determining the price of your offering, it is important to research what others are pricing their products in your respective industry. Usually, the template bundles are sold between $10 to more than $500, depending on the quality. To price your product at a higher end, it is important to ensure that your design adds value and that your selling description and details stand on top.