Did you know that you can sell digital products on Etsy? If you’ve spent any time on the popular marketplace you’ve probably seen some of the printables that designers and artists sell there. Those sellers are making passive income with their artwork on the most recognized handmade marketplace in the world!
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Here are some ideas for printables that you can design and sell on Etsy. Create your listing as an instant download and let your customers order as much as they want.
Etsy Instant Download Ideas
- art prints
- invitation templates
- greeting cards
- clip art
- favor tags
- party decor
- scrapbook paper
But, digital products aren’t the only things you can sell passively on Etsy. You can now sell physical products with help from a company called Printful. You make the designs, they print and ship. It’s print-on-demand that is integrated into your Etsy shop. How cool is that?
Take these steps to start selling products passively on Etsy:
(Skip 1-2 if you already have an Etsy Shop)
1. Open an Etsy Shop <— Use this link to get free listings when you join!
2. Set up your Etsy Shop with the basics. You can add policies & more details after you get some items listed.
3. Sign up with Printful
4. From Printful click on “Connect an eCommerce Platform”
5. Select Etsy and click “Connecct Your Etsy Store”
6. You’ll be taken to Etsy where you want to “Allow Access” so Printful can “talk” to your shop
7. Design a product on Printful and it will be added to your Etsy shop as a draft
8. Head over to Etsy to review your draft listing and publish it so shoppers can find it!
That’s basically it. When a customer buys a product that you’ve linked from Printful they will print it and ship it. You can even give Printful your logo and they will put a brand sticker on the package. Nothing on the package will indicate it came from Printful.
Important Note: On Etsy you’ll want to add Printful as a Production Partner. You can do this by going to Shop Settings on Etsy and clicking “Production Partners”. Etsy wants their shoppers to know when we use a third party to help us out and we all know that honesty is the best policy.
I’ll be sharing more soon about creating printables and working with Printful. Until then, if you have any questions, please leave a comment.