I, like I’m sure you are, am always on the lookout for new ways to make money online. I personally love to make money from creative pursuits, as it’s something I enjoy and get value from- and not just in a monetary sense!
This is the key thing about starting a new side hustle- it should be something that you enjoy and don’t mind coming home to after a long day at your day-job. But craft related side hustles can occasionally have a downfall, which is the amount of time that you can spend making the item you are trying to sell. Imagine all of the hours that you could put into making a jumper, only to sell it for £30. The holy grail of all side hustles is to find something that gives you a passive income stream- in other words, income without actively doing anything.
Enter printable artwork. Printable artwork is a fantastic way to put your creativity to good use, and the best thing about it is that you can create the work once and sell it again and again and again. Once you have created a digital design, you can put it up for sale on a craft marketplace like Etsy, and then your customers can buy it and print it for themselves. There’s no work for you to post the item, you don’t have to make anything once it is purchased- you could even make money in your sleep.
Some ideas for printable artwork include the following:
Postcards (A6 print)
Postcards with fun prints and designs are always popular- especially if they include a motivational quote. To really catch a buyer’s eye, you could to use a signature font, and you can find free templates for this online which means that there is no cost outlay for this type of printable.
People love to send their friends postcards instead of cards, or even print them and keep them pinned as a motivational photo on a mood board or noticeboard in their office.
This idea requires a little bit of input from you to personalise the artwork and then send this digitally to the buyer, but otherwise is a very time-effective side hustle idea. There is still no postage involved or cost outlay for materials.
Beautiful stationery with a personalised letter head is always in fashion- it seems that on Instagram there are lots of influencers who have even bought their new-born babies their own personalised stationery to use in the future! Perhaps this could even be an opportunity to work with bloggers to further the potential of this idea?
Posters have advanced from the dog-eared band posters we had as teenagers, and now consumers seem to neatly frame their prints in their homes rather than use blu tac to pin them up.
It’s a great time to sell prints as customers flock to Etsy for unique ideas and spins on traditional artwork. Create something eye catching and beautiful and you can be sure that your store will start to boom.