Learning to sell Canva templates is a great way to make more money with your blog. They’re simple to deliver, have almost zero maintenance, and can be sold over and over again, making them a great source of passive income!
Before we can sell Canva templates, we need to make sure we’re in the right mind frame.
Digital products, specifically templates, are a hot commodity for bloggers, both selling and buying. We’re all just trying to grow our blog in what feels like such small pockets of time.
Why start from scratch on every aspect of our blog when we can buy a template that’ll save time and money?
The thing is, smart investments will actually make you money.
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If we buy a sales page template, we can save ourselves a few hours in design time. We then take those saved hours and put them back into the business by making another Canva template to add to the shop
That one investment cost, let’s say, $100. And let’s say we’re selling our Canva template for $17, which can be sold over and over again
We would have to sell our $17 template 6 times to recoup our costs.
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You can sell Canva templates while you’re working, yes. But you’ll also sell Canva templates while you’re sleeping, traveling, and making memories with your families.
And by doing so, you’re also helping others achieve their very own milestones, whether your Canva templates are designed to help homeschooling moms, a local food truck, or a Pinterest manager halfway across the world.
When you truly understand the value of what you provide, your blog-turn business will grow like wildfire.
And to help with that, you need the right tools. This will save you time with tech and customer service issues and is also really important for user experience.
It can greatly affect your customer return rate if your customers are frustrated during the checkout or even with their post-purchase experience.
Don’t worry; most are minimal investments without a steep learning curve, so you can start selling Canva templates (and making money) fast!
But before we get started, there’s one thing we want to make abundantly clear. If you sell Canva templates, you need to abide by Canva’s Content License Agreement.
There are some major LEGAL dos and don’ts regarding Canva templates. Don’t break their agreement just trying to make money with your blog!
It would behoove you to READ THIS ARTICLE FIRST before you start creating and selling your Canva templates.
EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDER
Your email list is just as important as your email service provider. The reason being, is that your list is who you’ll be selling Canva templates to!
Even more than that, they’ll help you actually create your product idea and content for your sales page and fuel consistent sales.
Using your email service provider, you will:
- Set up an email list
- Build and nurture through emails
- Get to know them and how you can help them
- Survey them and use their answers to develop your product idea and content
- Sell (or “launch”) the product to them via email broadcasts
- Automate future sales with automated email sequences
All of this happens within your email service provider, so you’ll need a good one with excellent deliverability and features that grow WITH your business.
We LOVE ConvertKit because it is easy to use and helps us segment our subscribers based on actions and purchases. We also set up visual automations and funnels so only the right content is sent at the right time to the right readers.
ConvertKit has grown with us as we went from 1 subscriber to over 20k. And now you can get started with ConvertKit absolutely FREE!
Remember, your email service provider will be one of the BEST and most important investments you’ll make for your business.
Marketing messages from people teaching certain platforms might make you think you need fancy programs if you want to make any sales. And if you truly want to learn them, great!
If you’re comfortable with Photoshop and know your Photoshop templates will impact your audience, then use it! Or, if you’d like to create other digital products aside from templates, that’s awesome, too.
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But remember, a fancy platform is NOT required to make money or impact with your templates. All of our design templates are created using Canva, and we make six figures annually.
With that said, it’s so incredibly simple to make and sell Canva templates. Once you’ve finished your design, select ‘Share’ from the top right menu and click ‘Template link.’
That’s the link you’ll use to share your Canva template with your customers, which we’ll chat about more in just a moment.
We’ve designed everything from 80+ page workbooks, planners, course slide deck presentations, and so much more using Canva.
The best part? Canva is totally FREE.
You can upgrade to Canva Pro (which you can try free for 30 days), and is truly worth its weight in gold, but isn’t required to actually get your templates designed.
If you know you want to sell Canva templates but are new to the platform, check out our FREE Canva 2.0 QuickStart!
LANDING PAGE BUILDER
Landing pages or sales pages are an absolute must if you want to sell Canva templates.
The capability of creating a professional and high-converting sales page, opt-in page (or any page in your funnel) is MUCH higher than if you were to create a general page on your blog.
A professionally built sales page helps establish trust and authority and lets potential buyers know their transaction is secure, which plays a huge role in continuing through your epic sales funnel!
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While your content and visual elements play a role in creating a sales page that converts, having the tools to present a professional page is also important.
We use LeadPages for ALL of our pages – sales, opt-in, confirmation, etc. We then integrate our sales pages with Teachable, where all our products are available for purchase.
This allows us to do much more with tripwire pages, countdown timers, etc., than with the Teachable platform alone.
You can try LeadPages risk-free with a 14-day trial! But if your budget is slim (remember our talk about investments!), Elementor is a great option if you use WordPress.
Elementor is a free drag-and-drop WordPress plugin page builder. Their very low-cost paid option gives you access to features like forms and countdown timers. But the free version is all that’s necessary to set up a professional landing page.
Whether you’re using LeadPages or Elementor as your sales page builder and want to save a ton of design time, check out our Confident Funnels.
It’s our complete funnel system with done-for-you landing page templates in three different designs!
Your selling platform will vary depending on the digital product you’re selling.
If you’d like to sell Canva templates specifically, we highly recommend Shopify or Payhip (totally free!). You can also use Etsy or Creative Market, as they’re quite popular for templates.
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Either option works wonderfully, but if you’re looking to have a full shop of products, Shopify is definitely the way to go. It’s very easy to use and looks professional, building that trust with your audience!
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Now, one thing to note about selling Canva templates is that you need a vessel to deliver the template links after purchase.
We prefer Teachable because we include other things in our products besides Canva templates, such as video tutorials. Teachable offers a free plan where you can do things like:
- Duplicate your products instantly
- Offer free products, like lead magnets
- Redirect your Thank You page to a tripwire or upsell page
- Add tracking codes and other information to specific pages
- Integrate with LeadPages, ThriveCart, ConvertKit, PayPal, and Stripe
Integration is so important, especially with your email service provider, so you can tag new purchasers and send post-purchase email sequences!
But if you want to only sell Canva templates, delivering your links via PDF is a great alternative (which can also be made using Canva!).
Just add a ‘Button’ element and some text to your design. Then, add your hyperlink to both the text and button. That’s it!
Both Shopify and Payhip are perfect for this as it integrates with both PayPal and Stripe, ensuring your customer’s payment is processed securely.
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They both deliver the digital product to your customer AND deposit the money straight into your account.
Everything is completely automated, so you can make money from your Canva templates around the clock.
Another added benefit to using Shopify or Payhip (among a very long list) is its ability to integrate with ConvertKit so you can tag and add your customers to the right post-purchase email sequences.
Learning to sell Canva templates is such a great way to boost your passive income and grow your blog, no matter your starting budget.
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When we first started Simplifying DIY Design, our budget was less than $100/mo, so we used ConvertKit and Elementor. That’s it!
But, we created the right Canva templates for our audience and nurtured them using email every step of the way.
We’re now a six-figure company with multiple employees and an email list of over 20,000 bloggers, all by learning how to sell Canva templates (legally, of course!). And we know you can, too!
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This is a great post. I’m thinking about setting up a shop connected to my WordPress blog and I’m doing research on the easiet way for people to purchase Canva templates. This will help narrow down some ideas I have.