Etsy Beginner Tutorial — Print on Demand — Part 3: Creating Winning Designs
Learn how to create amazing designs that will earn you a lot of money!
In case you haven’t read the previous ones, I recommend going ahead and reading them now:
- Etsy Beginner Tutorial — Print on Demand — Part 1- Production Partners
- Etsy Beginner Tutorial — Print on Demand — Part 2 — RESEARCH!
Introduction & Production Partners -> Niche & design research -> Create Winning Designs -> Mockups + Upload to Production partner -> Push to Etsy -> Optimize shop & SEO
Best ways to create designs
There are a lot of graphic design apps out there, and even more other tools that can help you.
A few design apps I’ve used in the past:
- Kittl.com (very nice, millions of templates)
- Canva.com (my preferred one)
- Creative Fabrica (for cool fonts and amazing designs)
- BeFunky.com (has a nice editor, but less good for “creating” imo)
- Shutterstock editor (used it in the past before switching to Canva)
Grab your list
If you did your research (as described in the previous articles) correctly, by now you should have a nice list containing a few winning items from competitors.
Let’s take the an item from my list: Niche = Valentine’s day
Next, go to https://canva.com
(I’m using Canva pro, which is really cheap for the value you get to be honest, so if you’re serious about POD, I highly recommend getting it — if you don’t have an editor yet. Plus you can also use it for the next lesson/article: mockup design).
We’re going to try and re-create the design
We can start with a template OR just start from scratch. For now, let’s start with a template to get some inspiration.