Digital Products

  • How to Start a Template Shop: A Step-by-Step Guide to Digital Success

    Thinking about starting your own template shop on Etsy or your website? Learn the essential aspects of making your template shop a success with this step-by-step guide.

    1. Craft a Shop Brand Identity

    Start by developing a brand identity that truly resonates with your audience. Define your brand’s personality and identify the values and traits you want it to embody. Are you aiming for a modern and sleek vibe, or perhaps something more whimsical and creative?

    Next, design a memorable logo that reflects your brand’s personality. Choose a color palette that aligns with your brand’s emotions and values. Select fonts that convey the tone and style of your brand. And most importantly, ensure brand consistency by establishing clear brand guidelines.

    Remember, your brand is not just a logo; it’s an experience. So, craft a brand identity that resonates with your audience, effectively communicates your values, and sets the stage for a successful template shop launch.

    2. Create compelling Product Listings

    Now, let’s talk about capturing the attention of potential customers and driving sales for your template shop with high-quality listings. Your product listing should consist of three main parts:

    Product Title: Start by crafting a clear and descriptive title that highlights the main purpose and benefits of your template. Use keywords that potential customers might search for.

    Product Images: Include high-quality images or previews that showcase the template in action. Here are the types of images that should be included:

    • Thumbnail: You need to design a visually appealing thumbnail that gives a snapshot of your template. Ensure it stands out and is easily recognizable among other listings.
    • Features and Details: Clearly outline the key features and functionalities of your template
    • How it works: Include instructions on how to use the template. Make it easy for customers to understand what they will receive and its functionalities.
    • Promo and Upsell: Share sales and discount codes or recommend other listings they might like.

    Product Description: Highight the benefits or advantages of using your template. These should be the standout functionalities that make your template unique and provide value to customers. Clearly outline what customers will receive, including technical details, the buying process, and essential information about system requirements.

    Usage Terms: Don’t forget to clearly outline the terms and conditions of using your templates. Specify licensing agreements, refund policies, and any restrictions.

    By implementing these strategies, you’ll not only enhance the appeal of your listings but also make it easier for customers to understand the value your templates bring.

    3. Market your Template Shop

    Successfully marketing your products involves strategic planning and content creation. Let’s dive into the details:

    Social Media: Begin by establishing an online presence through a website and relevant social media profiles. Develop a content strategy to engage with your audience through regular posts, stories, and interactions. You want to generate content that educates, inspires, and adds value to your audience.

    Email Marketing: Utilize email marketing to build a customer base, announce your latest template releases, offer limited-time promotions for exclusivity, and create a sense of urgency to encourage purchases. Don’t forget to keep your subscribers informed and engaged with regular newsletters. Use your newsletters to share updates, news, and valuable content.

    4. Efficient Customer Management

    Now, let’s talk about the backbone of your template shop – your customers. Set up a dedicated system to promptly address inquiries, respond to messages, and anticipate common questions. You can utilize tools such as pre-written FAQ guides or pre-saved customer messages to ensure consistency and save time.

    Another way to enhance your customer experience is setting up emails to deliver your products and welcome emails to engage new subscribers.

    By combining these efficient customer management practices, you’ll create a foundation for long-term success in running your template shop.

    The Template Shop Booster Kit

    Feeling overwhelmed? The Template Shop Booster Kit is here to guide you through every step of the process.

    Transform your Template Shop into a creative powerhouse. Packed with beautifully designed templates, resource guides, and tools that will help your branding, boost your sales, and streamline customer management. 

    Perfect to finally launch (or improve) your Etsy or Website Shop!

  • How to create and sell Canva Templates – Step-by-Step

    Are you a content creator, designer, or online business owner? I bet you have heard of Canva!

    The online platform enables users to create professional-looking designs with ease and also makes it easy to create templates and designs that you can share with and sell to others.

    My Canva Template Journey

    Back in 2019 I decided to use my background in marketing to design Canva templates to help my struggling clients easily create their own graphics and marketing materials.

    It quickly turned into something much bigger when I started offering those templates for sale on my website and Marketplaces. I learned how to optimize and streamline my shop, products and marketing efforts resulting in thousands of sales.

    If you’re looking to make some extra money, you may be interested in selling Canva templates. Here’s a guide to get you started.

    Find and validate your Product Ideas

    Before you get started creating, consider what type of template you want to create. What do you want to be known for? Who do you want to appeal to? What type of templates are trending right now? You can create templates for a variety of purposes, such as logos, business cards, and social media posts.

    Creating Your Canva Templates

    Once you’ve considered the above, it’s time to create your templates. You can use Canva’s drag and drop editor to craft beautiful designs quickly and easily. Make sure to stick to design and usability guidelines to create an amazing product for your customers.

    Pro Tip – Include helpful tips, instructions and bonus resources to improve your customer experience and prevent help requests and questions.

    Set up your shop

    Decide where you will sell your templates. Will you post your products on your own website? Or share them on Marketplaces such as Etsy? Maybe both? If you’re using your own website, you’ll need to build a store and integrate it with a payment processor. You also have the option to use a third party payment platform such as SendOwl or GumRoad.

    Uploading and Selling Your Canva Templates

    Once you’ve created a template, you’ll need to upload it to your chosen platform. You’ll need to provide a product description, images, and a file for download so your customers can access the Canva template. You can increase your visibility and market your shop through various channels – promote them on Social Media, Pinterest or with Email Marketing.

    Your ultimate goal is to turn buyers into loyal and engaged repeat customers ready to buy from you again and again.

    Learn how to sell Canva Templates

    If you want to launch your very own profitable Canva Template Business or add an additional income stream to your business, check out the Canva Template Shop Success Kit! 5 Modules to walk you through everything you need step-by-step:

    • Find and validate your product ideas + where to sell
    • Design Tips and Guidelines for profitable + user-friendly Templates
    • Set up your Shop (Etsy, WooCommerce, SendOwl)
    • Optimize payment, delivery, listing images, description, etc.
    • Proven Strategies to Market, Launch and Scale your Shop
    • Turn Buyers into loyal and engaged Repeat Customers​
    • Canva Templates you can resell to kickstart your new Shop
  • Free Amazon KDP Notebook Template

    Want to dip your toes into the world of KDP and print-on-demand? I made a plain lined KDP notebook template (the simplest book you can publish on Amazon) for you.

    Hope you enjoy! 

    Learn how to sell Canva Templates

    If you want to launch your very own profitable Canva Template Business or add an additional income stream to your business, check out the Canva Template Shop Success Kit! 5 Modules to walk you through everything you need step-by-step:

    • Find and validate your product ideas + where to sell
    • Design Tips and Guidelines for profitable + user-friendly Templates
    • Set up your Shop (Etsy, WooCommerce, SendOwl)
    • Optimize payment, delivery, listing images, description, etc.
    • Proven Strategies to Market, Launch and Scale your Shop
    • Turn Buyers into loyal and engaged Repeat Customers​
    • Canva Templates you can resell to kickstart your new Shop
  • Publish Journals on Amazon KDP

    On my quest to find new potential passive income streams I came across KDP a while ago but wasn’t really feeling it at the time. I finally revisited it and dove deep into the world of KDP.

    Keep on reading to learn more about the KDP Workflow, details, my experience with publishing my book on Amazon, and more!

    How does it work?

    If you’re not familiar, KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon). It allows you to self-publish books for free using print-on-demand.

    You can easily create low content books meaning the interior pages are repetitive and designed to be filled in by the user (think notebooks, planners, journals, workbooks, etc.).

    Here is a simplified summary:

    1. Design and format your book interior and cover

    Design your own book interior and cover with free programs such as Canva. The most common trim size for books in the U.S. is 6″ x 9″. If you’re unsure about sizing and formatting, you can also purchase done-for-you interiors like this Dream Journal Template.

    2. Create a new Book Listing on Amazon KDP

    Set up an account on Amazon KDP if you haven’t already. Create a new book listing by clicking the “+ Create” button and choose which type of book you want to create.

    Enter your book details (Language, Book, Title, Author, Description, Keywords, Categories). Some of these fields can’t be modified once your book is published so fill them out carefully and with your keywords and niche in mind.

    3. Upload the Book Content

    Select the “Publish without an ISBN” option if you have a low-content book. Choose your print options:

    – Ink and Paper Type (depending on if your interior design is black and white or color)
    – Trim Size (most common trim size for books in the U.S. is 6″ x 9″)
    – Bleed Settings (Most books use “no bleed.” Setting your interior to “bleed” allows printing at or off the edge of a page.)
    – Paperback Cover Finish (depends on your preference – KDP supports glossy and matte covers).

    Finally, upload your pre-formatted book manuscript (interior) and book cover. Take advantage of the book previewer tool it to see exactly what your book will look like.

    4. Set your Price

    On the next page, set your book’s price, royalty rate, and agree to KDP’s Terms and Conditions. Your price can be modified at any time after your book is published so don’t worry too much if you’re unsure about pricing. 

    OPTIONAL:  Order proof copies to see your book in person before publishing.

    5. Submit your book for publication

    When you submit your book for publication your book is reviewed and approved by Amazon. Once it goes live it can be seen (and purchased) by anyone on Amazon. When someone orders a copy, Amazon prints and ships the book FOR YOU. You keep a percentage of each sale.

    My Experience

    I published my first Planner on Amazon a few months ago to test the waters and I really enjoyed the creation process. Here’s what I liked:

    It’s easy and free. The KDP publishing tool is pretty intuitive and with a bit of research I was able to fill out the listing page fairly easily. You can design and format the book Canva for free. Amazon takes a percentage of each sale but there are no upfront costs.

     Instant Approval and wide reach. Your publishing account is easy to set up and approved immediately so you can get to work right away. Amazon also has built in traffic with millions of regular visitors.

    Final Thoughts

    KDP is a great way for Creatives and Creators to turn their ideas into books, create additional income streams and reach a wide audience.

    It is (like most passive income streams) something you have to spend some time on in order to see results and stay ahead of trends. Researching keywords to know what is selling and what is not is critical.

    Ready to try KDP?

    Publish your journal on Amazon KDP fast and easy with a pre-formatted and tested template. The done-for-you KDP Interior Journal Canva Template includes 17 page styles:

    Cover Page • How to use • Dream Tips • Dream Theme Bingo • Evening Routine and Reflections • Daily Dream Journal • Dream Sketch and more

    KDP Ready in 3 easy steps: 1. Customize the template in Canva (change text, colors, images to match your branding) 2. Download your design as PDF 3. Upload the PDF to Amazon KDP.

    Click below to learn more:

    All Access Pass Template Hub

    Create the business success you deserve! What if you had a design resource to create social media graphics, workbooks, digital products, course materials, sales pages and more? 

    Get unlimited Downloads and instant Access to more than 1,000 templates and resources for your business in the All Access Pass Template Hub. New content every month!

  • Free Instagram Summer Templates

    The warm weather got me feeling all ‘summery’ and inspired so I made you a little something. Hope you enjoy and happy almost Summer!

    Learn how to sell Canva Templates

    If you want to launch your very own profitable Canva Template Business or add an additional income stream to your business, check out the Canva Template Shop Success Kit! 5 Modules to walk you through everything you need step-by-step:

    • Find and validate your product ideas + where to sell
    • Design Tips and Guidelines for profitable + user-friendly Templates
    • Set up your Shop (Etsy, WooCommerce, SendOwl)
    • Optimize payment, delivery, listing images, description, etc.
    • Proven Strategies to Market, Launch and Scale your Shop
    • Turn Buyers into loyal and engaged Repeat Customers​
    • Canva Templates you can resell to kickstart your new Shop