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Ways to Make Money With Canva

Canva! While everyone in the creative industry or otherwise is making use of this wondrous app to create graphics; only few are monetizing up on their creative works. Stick around to find out various ways you can make it happen for yourself too.

Sell Your Designs on Etsy

Etsy is an online market specifically created for craftsmanship and artistic creations. All you will have to do is create an Etsy account, build your shop and add your products on the listings section. After that is done, all you’ll be required to do is promote your market using different offsite ads or carrying out ad campaigns on the platform itself.

So you will be making your products on Canva and sell them on Etsy

N.B. The Etsy platform isn’t free for sellers as they are expected to pay for listing, transaction and VAT.

Create an Online Course

Creating an online course is a complicated task; from the content to the interface and promotion. But Canva makes it easier as you can find a friendly template and customize it to fit your brand voice. After doing so you can insert your well crafted content material and publish your visually appealing course in your preferable format.

N.B while Canva plays a huge role in the visual appearance of your course creation, remember you are selling the course and not the interface of your product.

Sell Printables

This is yet another underrated way of making money through Canva. After creating different sets of printable designs on Canva you can export those files on to Etsy or Amazon and sell them as your work of art. These designs should be high quality images and graphics that aren’t jam packed with words and texts to sell great.

N.B. If you choose to do this please keep in mind that it is considered a copyright infringement as Canva’s terms of use state that you can use the platform for personalized and non-commercial use only.

Sell Canva Templates

From social media graphics to Infographics, resumes, greeting cards and posters you can sell your templates all while enjoying the process of creation. Then with the use of other online platforms you can sell your byproducts and earn money on a monthly basis.

N.B.  As there are thousands of other creators, the market for Canva templates might be saturated, costing you time and effort for little money. So make sure you focus on the quality and variety of your designs.

Sell Digital Products

This is the process of selling products digitally with the use of Canva as your design aid and a company of your choosing as the print on demand agent who would be in charge printing your design on the merchandise and ship it to the customer.

You can sell digital products such as t-shirts, journals, e-books, mugs, stickers, tote bags and many more.

N.B. If you choose to do this please keep in mind that it is considered a copyright infringement as Canva’s terms of use state that you can use the platform for personalized and non-commercial use only.

Do Freelance Work

Freelance work in this case can be classified into different sections like Freelance writers who would write their own blogs on their own websites. These artists would need their own graphics to build an excellent content that would attract their audiences. Making use of Canva could simplify the task and save from the high pay a graphics designer would demand. Check out several freelance website, to start working.

N.B. Canva doesn’t leave room for much creativity on a poster as you can only insert your needs into an already existing template; so you will be expected to switch to other platforms to create your own graphics.

Becoming a Canva Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is a partnership between a brand who in this case will be Canva and users who are to promote canva’s tools and products for a percentage in commission per sale.

You can become a Canva affiliate through a few steps by signing up for the program. You can create your affiliate account and submit your application. Then you can begin your affiliate marketing journey upon receiving confirmation. If you ever wonder where to begin affiliate marketing, here is a step by step guide to help you all the way.

N.B. Becoming a Canva affiliate or any affiliate marketer demands content creation for the sake of advertising purposes so you will be expected to have a promotion platform of your liking.

Offer Design Services

Another freelance work you could do is freelance graphic designer for small sized and medium sized companies who would use your posters for their social media marketing needs. Through this you can earn money making graphics from the comfort of your house with very little effort.

N.B. Canva doesn’t leave room for much creativity on a poster as you can only insert your needs into an already existing template so you will be expected to switch to other platforms to create your own graphics.

Set Up a Remote Classroom

Canva has a special feature sectioned for learning called Canva For Education. With it teachers and educators can facilitate virtual education and online lessons.

To be on this platform you are expected to fill out a form on Canva for education and wait till you get your acceptance before you can add your students and begin on your virtual classroom. From then on it is a cake walk as you will have multiple options of receiving assignments from students, tagging students, leaving comments and posting pieces of work for your students.

N.B. Again Canva serves as a medium only, so you will be expected to nail your content and deliver appropriate lessons.

License Your Designs

Canva offers different license contracts which are highly dependent on the monetary value of your content (photos, icons, illustrations, videos and designs) whether they are paid or free. The license basically protects you from copyright violations through royalties and other forms of payments. 

N.B. The licenses vary from one another so you’ll have to view each with a keen eye.

Conclusion

In general, the website you are currently using to design graphics is way more valuable than your imaginations when used in the right way. By creating professional and high quality designs you can use Canva to make good money on the side.

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