Canva is an online design software that will be an amazing asset to your business if you are looking to make money with graphic design even with no graphic design experience. This software comes in a free version and a paid version. Weather you are using the free or paid version you can still create amazing designs.
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Canva Free Vs Canva Pro Account
The free version of Canva has so many awesome features that most paid design tools has and is beginner friendly which also makes designing fun. The Canva free account gives you access to hundreds of free templates, fonts, and images. You can download your design as a PNG, JPEG, MP4, PDF and GIF. You can also publish your design straight to Pinterest.
Canva Pro gives you access to thousands of free pro templates. If you want to design and sell templates with Canva, I would recommend the Canva Pro account. You can share your template with your customer then the customer can edit the template using Canva free version. You can also share a template using the free Canva account but then you would need to remind your customer to make a copy of the template first before editing yours, otherwise the customer will edit your original template in Canva. Canva Pro also allows you to save your template in SVG format. You can also schedule a date to share your template to your social Media accounts. Find out more about the Canva Pro features using this link.
How To Make Money With Canva
Sell Planner Templates
One of the things I love about Canva, is scrolling through the templates gives me so many ideas and inspiration to create digital products. If I type in “planner” in the search bar, Canva gives me a whole bunch of different planner templates that can be used as inspiration and then can be sold on Etsy or your own Shopify store. You can also create your own website to sell your templates. Read how to create your own website or blog for complete beginners.
Make Money With Canva Designing and Selling Low Content Books
In the search bar you can search for notebook cover, design a notebook cover, create lined or blank inside pages and upload your notebook to sell on Amazon’s KDP website. Coloring and kid’s activity books can also be designed and created using Canva. These books are known as low content books. Once you open an account on Amazon KDP for free, you upload your book design. Amazon will give you the price of how much the book will cost to print.
You will add your price that will leave you with a profit and when a customer buys your book, Amazon will print and fulfil the customer’s order without you having to do anything. A huge benefit to your book being published on Amazon, is that Amazon kindle gets thousands of visitors every month. With a little bit of market and product research and using SEO you might be able to get your product seen by thousands of potential customers.
Create Resume, Card, and Invitation Templates
Design and sell thank you card templates, wedding invitation templates and resumes on Etsy or Fiverr. Using Canva Pro account, simply send the template you have designed to your customer then your customer can easily edit the template using a Canva free account. What is great about selling Canva templates is you can give your customer the option of changing colors to suit their theme.
Make Money With Canva Selling Infographics Online
Infographics is used by many blog owners and affiliate marketers to promote their brand on social media. Selling sets of infographics on fiverr is a very profitable gig. In canva you can find many infographic templates that can be redesigned and made unique to stand out against the competition. Sign up for a free fiverr account and offer a service to edit the infographics templates or sell the pack of templates which can be edited by the customer themselves using Canva.
Pinterest Account Manager
Thousands of bloggers and website owners use Canva to design their social media graphics. Another great way to make money online with Canva is to sell your graphic design services. Many blog owners do not have the time to Pin to Pinterest every day. Plenty of website owner does use a pin scheduler, but research has shown that manual pinning to Pinterest can be more beneficial for website traffic.
Design and create as many designs as possible and save them as templates. Edit your templates in minutes according to you customers business needs and upload pins daily and manage their Pinterest account and make it grow.
These are only a few ways to make money using this fantastic online software. There are loads of graphic design competition online, but with a tool like Canva you can make your designs unique and stand out against the competition. Canva already gives you a huge selection of amazing templates to work with, so with just a few adjustments you can create something beautiful and professional.