In today’s post, I am going to be sharing tools and resources that will help you get started when selling printables on Etsy.
This post is great for new Etsy sellers and even if you are a seasoned seller on Etsy. So, let’s go ahead and get started!
The first thing you need is to find an online software or tool that will help you design your printables. The number one graphic design tool that I recommend is Canva. It’s very easy to use even if you are not tech-savvy and relatively cheap to use.
There are tons of tools you can use to create your design ranging from Adobe Illustrator, PicMonkey, and Photoshop to name a few.
The second thing you will need to consider is buying an external hard drive for your files. I got my hard drive at Best Buy it was only $79 for 1 TB. I learned the hard way that saving files on your computer will eat up your memory of your computer and slow it down. It’s up to you to decide which factors are most important to your needs. I personally wanted a hard drive that had a large memory for all my files and something I can carry with me everywhere. I like having the convenience of working anywhere.
The third thing you will need is a storage service that is large enough for files that are too big to upload on Etsy. I recommend using Dropbox since you can share the files with any user on any device. Dropbox offers 2GB of cloud storage for free and there is a monthly subscription if you require more storage. However, 2GB is sufficient to get started.
When sending clients to download their files on Dropbox or any storage service include an instructional guide. Many people have never used these types of services and will not know how to download the file. Make sure to clearly specify that the file will need to be downloaded from a desktop or computer. (It does not work on mobile devices)
The fourth thing you will need is digital assets for your printables. Make sure to take the necessary time to make sure you have permission to use graphics or fonts for re-selling purposes in your design. Anytime you purchase clip art or fonts read the terms and conditions to make sure that you can actually use them on your design for commercial purposes.
A great way to avoid any confusion is getting your graphics, fonts, or any other designs in markets sites such as:
CreativeMarket: You can buy handcrafted designs like vectors, patterns, icons, graphics, photoshop brushes, fonts, and much more with a built-in license.
These are the four tools and resources you will need to get started with selling printables on Etsy. Thanks for watching it.
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