If you’re thinking about starting to sell digital printables for passive income, you may also be wondering what types of printables would be fairly easy to create.
As a beginner, you may have little to no graphic design experience, and you may not have a clue what kind of printables people like to buy and print.
The good news is that you don’t need to have graphic design experience to create a digital printable that sells! With tools like Canva and PicMonkey, it’s pretty easy to create printables even if you’ve never designed anything before.
Still, you might want to start with something pretty easy and straightforward. This is what I would do myself.
So today I’ve put together a list for you of 10 types of easy-to-make digital printables that you can sell to people on Etsy and similar sites.
And if you think people don’t buy this, do a quick search on Etsy for “digital printables” and see for yourself! They absolutely do, and often.
10 Types of Digital Printables for Beginners
Everyone needs a to-do list, and it seems like most people still prefer to write their lists the old-fashioned way: on paper. So why not create a printable one and sell it?
You can create to-do lists in various styles, including minimalist or colorful designs.
Inspirational quotes or funny quotes are popular digital printables, and they’re easy to make! You just need a nice font that draws attention and you know what quote you want to use. And yes, people buy them!
Most of the time people download and print/frame these for wall art, or use them on small cards as bookmarks or reminders.
Much like to-do lists, many people still prefer a physical calendar over relying on something digital.
You can create monthly or yearly calendars that people can print and use to keep track of important dates and appointments, designed in an attractive style so they sell again and again.
If you enjoy cooking, create printable recipe cards for others to use, sharing some of your favorite recipes.
You can style them with a simple layout or add some additional attractive design elements to make them stand out more.
I remember when my kids were little, I was always looking for unique coloring pages that I could download and print for them. This is still something that parents like to do.
Also, coloring pages are popular for both adults and children! Many adults like to color to relieve stress.
You can create printable coloring pages with intricate designs or simple images and then sell them over and over again.
Create printable planners for daily, weekly, or monthly use. These can be used for goal setting, habit tracking, or scheduling.
Create printable party invitations, banners, and cupcake toppers for special occasions like birthdays or baby showers.
People always throw parties: graduation, wedding, retirement, baby shower, birthday, engagement, etc. You could get very creative with the specific types of party printables you make.
Create printable worksheets to budget, save, and track expenses.
These can be useful for people who want to get their finances in order. And again, a lot of people actually prefer to sit down and use a pen and paper for things like that.
Create printable checklists for various purposes like cleaning, packing, or organizing. People love checklists!
These can be useful for people who want to stay organized and productive. And an eye-catching design will help ensure it sells.
Printables for Kids
Create printable activities for kids, like mazes, word search puzzles, or connect the dots.
Parents and teachers love them! They can be used for both entertainment and education.
For more help
My friend Julie at Gold City Ventures made $10,000 in one year selling digital printables on the side. She was not a designer and had no background in graphic design.
She just gave it a try and realized that once she started making a few hundred a month just listing a few things, she was way into something.
If you want more information on how to do this directly from someone who has done it successfully, just go here for a free video workshop that you can watch to get the gist.