If you’re thinking about starting to sell digital printables for passive income, you might be wondering what kind of printables would be fairly easy to make.
As a beginner, you may have little experience in graphic design, and you may have no idea what types of printables people like to buy and print out.
The good news is that you don’t have to have graphic design experience to create a digital printable that will sell! With tools like Canva and PickMonkey, it’s pretty easy to create printables, even if you’ve never designed anything
Still, you might want to start with something fairly simple and straightforward. This is what I would do myself.
So today, I’ve compiled a list for you of 10 easy-to-make digital printables that you can sell to people on Etsy and sites like that.
And if you think people don’t buy these, Do a quick browse on Etsy for “digital printables”. And check it out for yourself! They absolutely do, and often.
10 Types of Digital Printables for Beginners
to do list
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 and sell it?
You can create to-do lists in a variety of 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, attention-grabbing font and know which quote you want to use. And yes, people buy them!
Often, people download and print/frame them for wall art, or they use them on small cards for bookmarks or reminders.
As with to-do lists, many people still prefer a physical calendar rather than 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 that they can sell over and over again.
If you enjoy cooking, share some of your favorite recipes and create printable recipe cards for others to use.
You can design them with a simple layout or add some additional, interesting design elements to make them more attention-grabbing.
I remember when my kids were little, I was always looking for unique coloring pages that I could download and print out for them. It is still something that parents love to do.
Plus, coloring pages are popular with both adults and kids! Many adults like to color to relieve stress.
You can create printable coloring pages with complex designs or simple images and then sell them over and over again.
Create printable planners for daily, weekly or monthly use. They can be used for goal-setting, tracking habits or scheduling.
Create printable party invitations, banners and cupcake toppers for special occasions like birthdays or baby showers.
People throw parties all the time — graduations, weddings, retirements, baby showers, birthdays, engagements, etc. You can be very creative with the specific types of party printables you create.
Create printable worksheets for budgeting, saving and tracking expenses.
These can be helpful for people who want to manage their finances. And again, a lot of people really like to sit down and use pen and paper for things like this.
Create printable checklists for various purposes like cleaning, packing or organizing. People love checklists!
They can be useful for those 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 such as puzzles, word searches or connect-the-dots.
Parents and teachers love these! 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. He was not a designer and had no graphic design training.
He gave it a try and realized that as he started earning hundreds a month just by listing a few things, he was too big on something.
If you want some more information on how to do this from someone who has done it successfully, just go here for a free video workshop that you can watch to get the gist of it.