Why You Should Sell Digital Prints on Etsy
2020 has been a year y’all. I primarily sell wedding calligraphy and day-of goodies, so you best bet I’ve had to shift my products this year. Overall, the best-selling product in my shop are baby milestone cards that I hand write in gold ink. So, I thought to myself, sure the wedding industry is big, but the baby industry? Huge! Customers can purchase milestone cards, but what’s something kids might want when they’re older? Lunch Box Notes!
Oh my gosh, y’all. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. Growing up my mom would always write me a note and put it in my lunch box, even up until high school. (It was cool & I loved it.) Honestly, I would keep them and show them to my friends, and they were jealous! Yes, 14-year old’s were jealous of my hand-written notes from my mom telling me to have a great day.
Anywho, I got to work and used my scrap paper to paint some motivational phrases and cute patterns, scanned them in, and turned them into a printable! It didn’t take long at all, and I already had all the tools I needed for it. I used Illustrator, but you can use several programs and I’m sure some of them are free! I read a blog post about someone making printables in picmonkey. (Not ideal, but they offer a free trial if you want to try for yourself!)
I have two sets of lunch box printables up on my Etsy shop so far. They’ve only been up for two days and I’ve had two purchases and five people have them in their cart! I am by no means breaking the bank with these, but I don’t have to do anything else after they’re up and listed. No shipping, no printing, no messaging customers. It’s so nice to sit back and (hopefully) watch these cuties sell!
Thinking about selling digital prints for yourself? You definitely should! Happy crafting friends!