I wanted to take a moment to tell you about my course: Passive Income – How to Make Printables to Sell on Etsy.
It’s a course for complete beginners – total newbies.
I’ve always been creative. When I was in high school & should have been paying attention in class, I was writing poetry and sketching my friend’s yearbook pictures.
So did my mom.
Art was always a source of therapy for me. I got out of it because I had to “get a real job” and to be honest, I wasn’t sure how to make a living as an artist. While I spent a year in college majoring in Graphic and Commercial Art, back in 1990, I just couldn’t conceptualize how I was going to build a career out of it.
So I quit.
Fast forward a couple of decades and we now have options and opportunities.Thanks to the internet, online learning platforms and digital art, if creativity is in your blood, you can develop your craft and start a business for yourself - even if it's a small one at first. #creativepreneurClick To Tweet
Why Choose Printables?
Printables, digital art or printable art is a way to create designs in a digital format. Even if you love to paint, you can still turn your art into a digital image for buyers to download and create products out of.
The reason this is an excellent idea is because you create the designs, list them on places like Etsy.com and the buyer receives their instant digital download immediately after purchase.
No shipping, no packing, and NO inventory!
Your listing can have multiple quantities, so when your item is purchased, you either relist it manually or choose the automatic relist option. When you make a sale, your product (again being a digital download) is already uploaded in your listing and the buyer downloads it to their computer.
It truly is a hands-off sale.
I decided to create this course for one reason, and that is – when I first looked around for information to help me learn how to create digital images to sell on Etsy for a passive stream of income, I couldn’t find what I was looking for.
I wanted a simple, to the point, hands-on demonstration I could follow along with. I already knew how to set up a shop, but I didn’t know how to create the images themselves, what programs to use, what formats to save them in, etc.
How to Make Printables Using Free Design Tools
This course is perfect for complete beginners wanting to learn how to create printables from scratch using free tools.
All you need is a desktop or laptop and working internet.
I am walking you through the process of creating a simple design from scratch. It’s an action-based course where you will follow along with me, as your guide, to create something you can be excited about.
You will learn a variety of lessons, such as:
- What Is Etsy? And why are digital downloads a great passive income option?
- Where to find your (free) graphics
- How to create mockups
- How to create watermarks to protect your designs in your listing photos
- How to resize/create high resolution/print-ready images
- What fonts are safe for commercial use?
And so much more!
Several of my students have left kind words about how they felt about this course and the positive impact it’s had on them. A few have even shared some of their design with me – which not only moved me as a teacher, but truly impressed me as well.
Here are just a few of the things that my students said:
I loved this course with Dana. She takes you step-by-step through all the processes. She is always available for any questions you may have and goes above and beyond to make sure you understand and to lay everything on the line. Her energy and the way she taught the class, gave me soo much inspiration to get started right away. Now, I feel addicted lol, it is so much fun to see what your imagination can come up with. Thank you Dana:)
Easy to follow and right to the point. This class gave me so many new tools to use for professional and personal use!
Dana is truly a great instructor! I really enjoyed this course, it was easy and straight to the point. I highly recommend this course! It is great how she walks you through the steps and answers even the “why” as why are we doing this, this way while encouraging you to get your feet wet and try different things out! Any questions you may have Dana is great at answering them, in addition to giving you some insight.I was looking for a course like this for some time that would be informative and most importantly affordable as I’m on a tight budget. Dana shows you how to use different programs all free to get you started with your business is greatly appreciated! She does highlight some other programs for you to look into after you grow and wish to branch out, I truly look forward to this community to grow and for people to share how they are doing!Thank you again, Dana, and I look forward to more great material from you and will definitely recommend your class to friends and family who may be interested in learning how to do this as well!
Easy to understand, Teacher (Dana Gore) will give you the meat and potatoes of Getting It Done! Creating a ‘Mock Up’ of my art was a critical step I hadn’t been able to find – mission accomplished WITHOUT HAVING TO SEARCH FOR OR WATCH 3 DIFFERENT CLASSES in some random app to find instructions in their entirety- it’s all in HERE: The Skills to get To Work Immediately! I am so grateful. I found valuable information and a valuable teacher whose genuine spirit comes across naturally as she teaches and Inspires me!
Where to Find The Course
My course can be found on both Skillshare & Udemy.
Skillshare is a subscription-based online learning platform. You can get 2 free months using this link to take unlimited premium courses – (including mine).
Udemy works on a course by course basis. They usually have some unbelievable discounts (often up to 90% off), which will make the course anywhere from $10-$20. But – if they aren’t running one of their specials, hit me up in the comment’s section below telling me you want to take the course & I’ll create a special coupon code for you. You can find my course on Udemy using this link.
Check out the introduction video below. If you’ve wanted to learn how to make printables, especially using free tools), this is the course for you.