As we mentioned in our article on how to get started selling printables to make an income from home, many people are looking for ways to generate more money from home. And creating and selling digital downloads like printable planners, trackers, journals, checklists, party games, scrapbooking supplies, and digital paper packs is one means of doing so. Perhaps you like the idea of starting selling printables but are unsure of what places you can sell your items.

Here's a look at the top three places to sell your printables online:

Three Resources for Selling Printables Online

Selling Printables on Etsy

Etsy is one of the top places to sell digital downloads and the great thing about Etsy is that it doesn't cost much to get started. You can list each of your products for just twenty cents but when you use my referral link, you can launch your shop with 40 FREE listings.

The great thing about selling printables is you don’t have to be a graphic designer and you can even take a shortcut to develop products by purchasing and customizing private label rights (PLR) templates. You can find PLR templates for planners, journals, ebooks, logbooks, flashcards, puzzles, stickers, checklists, and more. Check out our shop for some commercial use templates and digital paper packs, that allow you quickly and easily transform products to match your brand and style.

Did you know you can also use PLR content to sell physical products like pillows, journals, stickers, and, travel accessories? And when you use print-on-demand companies, you don't even have to worry about keeping inventory on hand or shipping out products.

How to Display Your Product Offerings Online

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One of the things you will need when creating listings for Etsy is a mockup of your product. Mockups are simply pictures that showcase your product in a way that shows the customer what they will be receiving and the different ways they can use your product. You have 10 image slots available on Etsy to display your products. You can save time creating mockups by using product listing templates. These templates allow you to easily drag and drop a photo of your printable.

You can find Etsy product listing templates on places like:

Selling on Shopify

Another popular option for selling your printables is Shopify. It is one of the top eCommerce platforms and according to its website, millions of the world's best brands trust Shopify to sell, ship, and process payments. With Shopify, you will have your own website to operate. Unlike Etsy, there is no cost per listing. However, you will have a monthly cost that can range from nine to $299 depending upon which plan you choose. However, the basic plan that costs $29/month will fit the needs of most beginners.

One thing to note with Shopify is that you will need to drive your traffic as there is no built-in marketplace, unlike Etsy. The advantage of using Shopify is that you can price your items higher and you’re not competing with other shops on the same platform as you are on places like Etsy.

You can launch your online shop with a free trial from Shopify.


For individuals who host their websites on WordPress, WooCommerce is another popular option for creating an online store to sell digital items. It is an open-sourced eCommerce plugin for WordPress. And it can be set up fairly easily. Many WordPress themes include styled shop features to make your product listing look beautiful.

Check out this guide on setting up your WooCommerce shop in 7 steps.

One thing to note is that some people report that WooCommerce slows down their website.

Other Options for Selling Products Online

While Etsy, Shopify, and WooCommerce are some of the more popular choices, there are other options for selling digital downloads as well. SendOwl, Gumroad, Thrivecart, Payhip, Dropbox, and even Convertkit offer the ability to sell products with relative ease online.

So you see there are several places you can choose to sell your printables and they each have their pros and cons. Simply choose the one that best suits your needs. Also, remember that you can sell your products from multiple channels, which can help you reach a wider audience.


Looking for more resources on creating and selling printables? Check out these resources:

14 Small Digital Product Ideas to Make and Sell Today

Free Ebook Template to Help You Design Your Digital Product Faster

Free Workshop on Manifesting Passive Income with Printables on Etsy

99 Pretty Printable Ideas to Sell Online

How to Sell on Esty

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