Start A Fully Automated Print on Demand Store with Etsy
Sell products with your artwork or designs, with no cost, printing or sending them yourself, using Printful and Etsy
Created by Deby Coles - Sewer, Artist, Crafter and Instructor
Students: 9474, Price: Free
FREE CLASS for everyone - Work once, sell the same thing many times
I stumbled across this opportunity when I was painting and looking for ways to make more money other than just selling the original piece of art.
When you create an original piece of art you can only sell it once and then you have to make another one. But if you can take that design or idea, create a digital image or take a photograph and add that to a physical product such as a tote bag, a poster, a mug, a t-shirt, a framed print...well then you can sell that piece of art over and over again. Less work but more money!
But if you are a busy artist, or a busy anyone, or you don't have the time, or the skills or the equipment to make those products, then that's where a Print on Demand partner can take care of all that for you.
In the past you would still have to take your customer orders and send them to the printer, all of which would cut into your important time to make more art or spend with your family. NOT ANY MORE! Now you can completely automate the process so the whole thing is taken care of without you lifting a finger.
I'll show you how to use Etsy to sell your products and Printful to make, package and post them. It's easier than you think, and opens up a whole world of opportunity for anyone with an art or design idea to share.
No matter what you design or what type of art you create, if you can stick it on a mug, a bag, a t-shirt or similar you can sell it and enjoy a passive and additional income from what you create. Even if you aren't arty in the slightest you can create simple slogans or funny quotes to print onto products.
Just sit back and watch the orders fly in, the products being shipped out and the money building up in your bank account – just like magic.
A real passive income opportunity (but not a get rich quick scheme):
A free-to-start business of your own with a (near) passive income - yeah right. We've all heard about these passive income gurus where the class costs you hundreds of dollars, but you need thousands of followers to make it work, and the income is anything but passive. But there are actually a few genuine ways that you can earn a small income that ticks away into your bank account without any ongoing maintenance needed - after you have invested just some time to set it up of course.
At the time of creating this class, I've been travelling now for 12 months and am planning for 12 more. All that time I've been waking up to see sales going through and money trickling into my bank account without having to lift a finger. Nothing.
I'm happy to share how I do it with you, and this class is free so there is nothing stopping you doing it too. In fact, I encourage you to do it, and I'll show you step by step how you can make it happen.
Set up an online store with Etsy
Stock it with products that you design but have not physically made or bought
Sit back and do nothing (or you can spend some time promoting your store to get more sales)
Those products sell
A company makes the product and sends it to your customer (that's known as drop shipping)
You keep the difference between what you sold it for and what it costs to make
A true "work once, sell the same thing many times" effect that earns you a passive income from work that you carried out to design that product months or years before.
Come and share your store with us and discuss Printful and Etsy tips and strategy in our private Facebook Group.
Does it actually work?
During the recording of this class, less than 24 hours after I finished setting up the dummy store used as an example, I had my first sale. A customer found my store and bought two cushions. So yes, it works.
Of course, the better your designs, the more popular your products will be and the more sales you will make. And those who work hardest are luckiest! So stock your shop with lots of different designs to attract a wide range of customers - you get your first 40 listings in your Etsy store for free with the link I share in the class.
It costs you nothing to get started so what have you got to lose? Your new store could be the next big thing!
In the class, I will share a few inspiring examples of stores that are making hundreds or thousands of sales using this method, without ever making or posting a single one of them personally. If they can do it, so can you.
What you will learn in this class:
This class is for beginners and covers everything you need to get started with your own online store. Our topics will include:
How to open an Etsy store if you don't already have one
How to open an account with Printful
How to easily integrate the two accounts so they 'talk' to each other about your orders
How to set up your first product in Printful and 'push' it to your Etsy store
Making your first product live on Etsy
How to offer personalized or custom items (a big seller on Etsy)
How to order discounted samples
Using the mockup generator to create additional images for your products
Using an external mockup generator to make your products stand out
What happens when an order comes in
Customising and branding your packing slip
What is NOT covered in the class:
Our beginner class is just to get you started with Etsy and Printful, and show you how it works. What is NOT covered in this class, but available through multiple other classes here on this platform:
SEO for your Etsy store (get more customers from search traffic)
Graphic design skills
Marketing for your store
Who should take this class?
I was thinking just WHO is this class for? Truly, I think it's for everyone. I can't think of anyone who won't be able to benefit from this. Whether you are a student, a busy stay at home mom or dad, retired, unemployed or between jobs, or just looking to spend your spare time wisely to earn some extra cash - we can all do this and profit from it.
All you need is a little time. There is absolutely no outlay, you don't have to actually make, store, package or send anything. You don't even have to set aside a certain amount of time every day or week. Just add in a couple of new designs to your store whenever you get a chance.
There is nothing to lose except a little time when you'd probably be watching some terrible TV show anyway. So go for it, you could be making sales (and making a little extra money) very soon.
Ideal students for this class:
Budding entrepreneurs who want to start their own small business from home
Families looking to generate income to spend more time at home with their children
Anyone looking to get into e-commerce on a zero budget
Artists and designers, lettering or slogan writers, cartoonists, photographers, t-shirt designers, people who write inspiring quotes...and more
Entrepreneurs who want a near passive ongoing income without owning inventory
If you have an idea that could be printed on a mug, a t-shirt or similar
Existing businesses that provide digital products and would like to add physical products easily
Existing sellers on places like TeeSpring, RedBubble looking to expand into other markets
Digital nomads who want the freedom of an online business
Existing Etsy sellers manually placing orders with other Print on Demand suppliers
Other existing Print on Demand Dropshippers
Etsy 2021 SEO Boot Camp: Your First 1100 Sales Blueprint
A definitive step-by-step Etsy SEO crash course on how I ranked higher in searches and made my first 1100 sales!
Created by Patrick Gamaliel - Graphic Artist | Instructor | eCommerce Entrepreneur
Students: 4497, Price: Free
Featured in Business Insider's "How to make money on Etsy: online courses, YouTube videos, and resources to help you understand Etsy's algorithm."
UPDATES & NEW CONTENT ADDED FREQUENTLY!
July 2021 - NEW! Currently recording new lectures and creating new graphics for this month & next
December 2020 - NEW! Currently recording new lectures for this month & next
November 2020 - Update - Free Alternative to Printful's Keyword Scout Part 1 & 2
Are you having trouble getting sales on Etsy?
Are you looking to rank higher in Etsy search results?
Are you new to Etsy and want to hit the ground running?
If you answered yes to any of these...Welcome to my Etsy SEO Bootcamp!
My goal is to get you ranking higher in Etsy search results as soon as possible. Ranking higher means that you show up earlier or closer to the top of search results on Etsy. The less that potential buyers have to scroll to see your product, the more likely they will click it and buy it!
The information in this course is for educational purposes and is not intended to provide professional financial advice.
What is NOT covered in this course:
Social media advertising
Creating products for Etsy
Ways to get rich quick
I look forward to teaching you all that I know!
Sell Your Creation (and More) with Etsy
Use Etsy to Sell What You Create
Created by Steven Schultz - Teaching You How to Build A Successful Online Business
Students: 926, Price: Free
Let's talk about what Etsy is and how you're going to be able to make it work.
One of the things you may have noticed is both eBay and Amazon, when they first started out, people would list their things there. And it was a place where you could go and list your stuff. You could have various things for sale, maybe you were involved in business, maybe you weren't. But it was a place that was for people who just wanted to get their things for sale available and to a larger marketplace.
At some point, though, these companies started to favor big, well established sellers, and for sellers who were really treating it like a business.
So the people that have things that they made, but maybe didn't want to be on Amazon or eBay, because they didn't want to try to scale up, they were only trying to sell some things, or maybe they had a smaller business.
And so the sellers began to find a place on Etsy. And etsy-dot-com is a place for people who have original creations. And these creations can be digital, they can be physical, they can be vintage, items that they create the whole things themselves.
Basically, it's a place where someone who has things that are original creations, they can reach a larger audience.
You're probably going to ask...
are buyers coming to Etsy, and yes, buyers are increasingly coming to Etsy.
And as of 2019, this is the last year they did a whole year tally, the amount of revenue generated was $4.7 billion. That's an indication that this is a viable platform for you to offer your products for sale.
The other question is always going to be whether or not the traffic matches the right people and are is this traffic finding product to purchase, are people going there on the internet to look for things. The answer again is yes. With an Alexa ranking is 120 people are spending time there on the pages of Etsy.
So what kinds of things can you sell.
Actually, if you look at their categories, categories are pretty broad. Basically, they're going to have to be something that you created, where you are considered to be a maker or the creator.
What kind of products can you sell on Etsy?
You can sell physical products.
Your products can be digital.
There are people who sell things like printables, and stickers, as well as how to information courses.
Sometimes even those physical products don't necessarily have to be in your possession, you can do what's called "print on demand".
And so you don't even have to hold the inventory in order to sell it on Etsy. And so Etsy is going to be a place where people can sell what they want to have online. And they don't necessarily want to compete on eBay or Amazon, it means that you've got stuff you've created, or a specialty, it's considered to be vintage, there's a market for people like you on Etsy.
In this (20) Lesson course you will learn:
Opening Your Etsy Account
Updating Etsy Settings
Etsy Seller Fees and Other Basics
Opening Your Etsy Shop and Starting Your Listing
Etsy Item Listing
Etsy Production Partner
Etsy Payment System
Deactivating an Etsy Listing
Working With Canva to Create an Etsy Store Banner
Creating Our Etsy Cover Photo
Etsy Shop Customizations
Editing Etsy Shop Policies
Etsy Information and Appearance
Edit About Your Etsy Shop
Etsy Account Options
Etsy Shipping Policies
Sell With Square on Etsy in Person
If you can determine how to get things listed, you're going to be able to sell those specialty items, the only thing that's going to be key to Etsy is just not to focus on just one customer at a time and not even just one product at a time but to really focus on the entire market and where it's going.
Because that's how you determine what it is you're going to be able to sell there, you need to make sure that you have your graphics set up and that you're ready change and shift gears whenever you have to in order to be consistently successful on Etsy.
It important to know what to say in your profile, and where to say it. Sometimes getting those first few sales is just a matter of changing a few things in your image or your listing.
This video course will help you to get set up on the basics of Etsy.