How to Start a Printable Business


How to make money with fitness printables, and more.

I own a fitness printable business on the Etsy platform. I sell wellness trackers, digital workout plans, and savings trackers. However, my main focus is wellness trackers. My shop makes between $250 to $1700 a month. 

Creating and selling fitness, financial Printables, and more can be profitable. You must have a creative flair and can identify a market for your products. Here are some steps to help you make money with printables: Identify Your Niche: Determine a niche or target audience for your printables. This market could be anything from fitness workouts, planners, and organizers to artwork, educational materials, or party decorations.

How to get started

Create Quality Content: Design visually appealing and high-quality printables. You can use graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or even free alternatives like GIMP or Inkscape.

Choose the Right Platforms: Decide where you want to sell your printables. Options include Etsy, Shopify, Gumroad, or even creating your own website. Each platform has its pros and cons, so research and choose based on your preferences and target audience.

Set Up an Online Store: If you're not using a third-party platform, set up your online store. There are plenty of platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce (for WordPress), or other e-commerce solutions you can use.

Optimize for Search Engines: If you're using platforms like Etsy or your website, optimize your listings for search engines. Use relevant keywords in your product titles and descriptions to improve discoverability.

Marketing and Promotion: Market your printables through social media, email marketing, or collaborations with influencers. Consider creating a blog or using other content marketing strategies to drive traffic to your store.

Offer Freebies: Provide free samples or printable freebies to attract potential customers. This can be an effective way to showcase your skills and encourage people to explore your other paid offerings.

Build an Email List: Encourage visitors to subscribe to your email list. This allows you to keep them updated on new products, promotions, and other relevant information.

Collaborate and Network: Collaborate with other creators or businesses in your niche. Networking can help you reach a wider audience and gain more visibility.

Monitor and Adapt: Keep track of your sales, customer feedback, and trends in the market. Adapt your offerings based on what works best for your audience.

Legal Considerations: Make sure you have the right to sell any images or designs you use in your printables. Respect copyright laws and obtain any necessary licenses or permissions.

Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service. Respond to inquiries promptly, and address any issues or concerns customers may have.

No time to design your own printable?

I sometimes design my printables. But the majority of the time, I use a graphic artist from Fiverr. Even though I use the platform, they are my ideas, and I use the graphic artist to bring them into reality. 

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is an online marketplace that connects freelancers with clients looking for various services. It was founded in 2010 and has since become a popular platform for individuals and businesses to buy and sell a wide range of digital services, including graphic design, writing, programming, marketing, and more. The name "Fiverr" originally stemmed from the idea that services could be offered for as low as $5, but over time, the platform has evolved to include higher-priced services and different service packages. Freelancers on Fiverr are referred to as sellers, and clients are referred to as buyers. The platform provides a space for people to showcase their skills and expertise, offering services to a global audience.

You need to search for vendors that meet your needs and understand the assignment, which can take some time. You could also be lucky and find someone perfect for you right from the start, which I did.

Remember that success may take time, and it's essential to continually refine and adapt your strategy based on customer feedback and market trends.