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11 Things to Make on Canva to Sell For a Profit.

If you have a Canva account,  are hustle savvy, and want to make money using just this free tool,  here are 11 things to make on Canva to sell for a profit.

Canva In itself is just a design tool but when you look at it differently it can be a huge money-making machine.

There are so many creative ways to make money on Canva.

In today’s post,  I’m going to be listing out 11 profitable things to make on Canva to sell for a profit.

Not just that,  for each item on this list,  I’m going to be listing out potentially profitable marketplaces that have free traffic of customers looking to buy the items you will be creating using Canva.

Top 11 things to make on Canva to sell for a profit.

  1. Editable templates

  2. Printables

  3. Website templates

  4. Wall art

  5. Print on Demand designs

  6. Low content books

  7. Ebooks

  8. Services

  9. Logo designs

  10. KDP interiors

  11. Thumbnail designs

Sure, you have these ideas but If you click off now, you will be missing out on the great part of this post.

For each of these ideas, we will be sharing unique insights on how to get started with each idea as well as unique marketplaces to sell these Canva designs for a profit without spending a dime.

I’m talking 5-Figure marketplaces asides from the generic ETSY we all know about, so keep reading to find out what these marketplaces are.

Prerequisite for this side-hustle

Just like any side hustle, there are some basic requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to get this to be really profitable.

1. Good Canva Designs

While this is a relatively easy side hustle to start,  the basics of business still remain.

You can’t slap a price on a crappy product and expect to make a consistent income.

You need to create amazing Canva templates in order to get good reviews and make consistent income in the long run.

While the best option for creating good Canva designs is learning how the platform works and creating your designs yourself, there are two other ways to get high-quality Canva designs to sell for profit.

A. Cutsource to a Canva expert: 

Creating Canva designs to sell on various marketplaces can be a very profitable side hustle.

If you doubt the potential of the Side Hustle, take a look at this Canva template on Etsy.

So far, this single template has made over 1776 sales at a retail price of $22.73. You can only imagine how much the entire store makes.


Keeping that in mind,  it is not a bad idea to outsource the Creation process to an expert,  skip the production time and pump out quality designs a lot faster.

So asides from the monetary investment you will be making to outsource the creation process for your Canva designs, the only work here is finding an expert to outsource to.

We are a Canva design team that focuses on making Canva designs for coaches,  consultants, and small businesses, and from our wide array of templates,  you can rest assured of work well done.

We offer commercial use licenses on all of our creations,  you just have to request the template of your choice,  sit back, and get your assets delivered in no time.

Learn more about our Canva design services here.

If you want to build a profitable business just like the Etsy store we just reviewed now,  this is definitely a good alternative to learning Canva for yourself.

B. License templates from popular creators.

Have you heard of the concept of private labeling?

Creators and designers can decide to give out rights to designs for an extra fee asides from what they might have already earned,  selling the templates for personal use.

This concept is called private labeling.

So to start,  you simply need to find creators who are willing to grant commercial use licenses over their designs.

Once you get this license,  you will be able to rebrand these templates to suit your taste and resell it for a profit.

Once again,  we offer commercial use licenses to hustle-savvy individuals, so feel free to check out our insane library.

You should find affordable Canva templates that you can license as your own and start selling for a profit as quickly as today.

2. A Good understanding of S.E.O

The next prerequisite for this side hustle is learning how SEO works.

SEO simply stands for search engine optimization and this skill is especially important for this side hustle. 

This is because to sell these Canva templates,  we will be making use of marketplaces.

Some of these marketplaces include Creative Market,  Etsy, and Creative Fabrica and these marketplaces have hundreds of millions of monthly visitors actively looking for products to buy.

A tiny portion of this traffic is more than enough to earn you a sustainable passive income every single month.

There’s a caveat to this though: all of these marketplaces have one thing in common:  they are search engines.

Customers come to these platforms with the intent of buying and using the search feature to find their desired designs.

By learning SEO,  you can optimize your product listing with the right keywords,  so they show up as one of the first results when someone types in that particular search query.

3. A Canva account

I know!! This one’s quite obvious. To make aesthetic Canva designs, you will need a Canva account.

Thankfully, Canva offers a free plan which will be more than to take you through this side hustle.

On the other hand, some of the items listed on our list of “15 things to make on Canva to sell” will require that you have a PRO Canva account.

Once again, there is a walkaround for this as Canva offers a 30-day FREE trial for their PRO plan. This will enable you to test out all of Canva’s Pro features without spending a dime.

Cool right!!

So if you haven’t already, activate your 30-day Canva FREE trial here.

Phew,  that was a lot but with those prerequisites out of the way,  here are 11 of the best things to make on Canva to sell.

Top 11 things to make on Canva to sell

1.  Editable Templates

This idea is easy as choosing a free template from Canva’s huge library. Then tweaking the colors, fonts, and entire concept to create an entirely new design.

The possibilities are endless with this idea. There are so many in-demand templates that can be designed with the help of Canva.

From PowerPoint templates, to resume templates and the list goes on and on.

A simple search for PowerPoint templates on Google FREE keyword planner shows that this search query gets over

If you are stuck on how to come up with template ideas to sell online, you can even use Canva for inspiration, here’s how:

  • Head over to Canva and select the DESIGN SPOTLIGHT dropdown
things to make on Canva to sell
  • Now dig deeper into each of the template categories for potential template ideas.

As a deliverable, whenever a customer buys your editable templates, you just need to create a TEMPLATE link on Canva and grant access to the link in whichever way you choose.

This template link will allow your customers edit their templates however they want.

This could be through a Zip file, PDF, or direct link.

As to where you will be selling your editable templates, here are a few of the best options.

  • Etsy with over
  • Creative Market
  • Creative Fabrica
  • Design bundles
  • Master bundles
  • Design cuts
  • Hungry jpeg
  • Envato elements.

Heck, you can even make a portfolio of all of your designs and leverage traffic from sites like Pinterest, Instagram, Behnace, and Dribbble to get even more customers.

2. Printable designs

This one is a simple variation of this previous idea.

So instead of creating templates that Canva be editable and rebranded for use by the customer, you can create a simple file, that will then be printed for use over and over again.

As opposed to the previous idea where you will be using TEMPLATE links to give customers access to your designs, you only need to leave a digital copy of your printable design and all the customer has to do is download and print this file out for their personal use.

You can also leave an editable TEMPLATE link to enable customization by the customer before they print out their designs.

Some printable design ideas to try out include:

  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards and educational cards for teachers
  • Workbooks
  • Trackers
  • Planners
  • Meal plans and much more.

Printable designs are extremely easy to create and once the work’s done, you can sell your designs on marketplaces like:

  • Zazzle
  • Teacherspayteacher
  • Etsy
  • Gumroad

3. Websites

I bet you didn’t know but Canva recently introduced the option of creating websites and publishing them online for personal and business purposes.

Yep, that’s correct.

Prior to this feature, you would have had to learn code or wordpress to be able to create professional and functional websites for businesses but that’s a thing of he past.

With Canva, you can now create professional websites for businesses and get paid in return.

These websites might not be as professional as one created with tools like wordpress, squarespace or wix but it sure does a good job.

You can even connect this website to a custom domain for FREE on Canva.

Not to mention that you won’t need to start designing these websites from scratch as Canva’s library is once again there to help you.

This is a fairly new feature on Canva but already has a huge demand as you can see on the Google keyword planner.

You can make money with the Canva website feature using the following marketplaces:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • LinkedIn freelancing
  • Website template marketplaces like template monster, Envato elements, and Creative market.

4. Wall art:

If you have a creative eye, wall art can be a lucrative side hustle to venture into.

With more people working from home and the interior decoration industry skyrocketing every single year, there’s definitely a demand for wall art.

You can create aesthetic wall art prints or better still outsource to a professional artist on Fiverr or Upwork and sell on platforms like

  • Etsy
  • Fine Art America
  • Saatchi Art
  • UGallery
  • Society6
  • Zazzle

This idea can be easily scaled into a full-time business, so think twice before skipping it.

5. Print-on-demand designs

The 5th thing to make on Canva to sell for a profit is print-on-demand designs.

This shouldn’t as a surprise to all my side-hustle savvy readers. This is because Print-on-demand is one of the most easiest side hustle to start as a beginner.

It has a really low barrier to entry and can be started completely free.

You can call it the EASY VERSION of eCommerce.

So to cut the fluff, print on demand is a business model where you create designs for all kinds of products like ttshirts, mugs and stickers.

You won’t need to handle any inventory as many print-on-demand companies will print your designs on these products whenever an order is made.

So once again, the job is in creating high-quality designs that customers love and optimizing your product listings for better exposure.

The rest is history.

You can use already-made designs on Canva or outsource this to a professional designer. Remember, quality is key for any successful business.

As to where you will be selling your designs, here are some of the best print-on-demand platforms with free traffic to make money from:

  • Merch by Amazon
  • Redbubble
  • Teepublic
  • Zazzle
  • Society 6
  • Printify on Etsy
  • Cafepress
  • Displate

6. Colouring and children’s books

A new wave of millionaires has been birthed just from this side hustle and you can be the next.

Ever heard of Amazon KDP? This is short for Kindle direct publishing which is a platform by amazon that allows you to publish books to their marketplace for completely free.

You heard right? You now have the chance to get a piece of billion-dollar pie by selling books on Amazon.

But what if you don’t have the slightest idea how to write?

Well, you are in luck because there’s such a thing as LOW CONTENT Books and as the name entails, you will be creating books that don’t really have a lot of text in them.

A good example of these types of books is Colouring and children’s books.

You can create a PDF file with images to be colored or better still, write a short children’s storybook using AI tools like ChatGPT and mid-journey.

Making money online has never been this easy.

Imagine having a simple book you created using Canva on a huge marketplace like Amazon, you can only imagine how much potential there is in this side hustle.

You can read this post here for more details about selling low-content books on Amazon.

7. Ebooks

If you are a good writer and are able to crank out interesting content whether educational or fictional on a large scale, then consider designing your ebooks on Canva and selling them on the following ebook marketplaces:

  • Amazon KDP
  • Draft2Digital
  • Ingramspark
  • Barnes and noble
  • Apple books
  • Scribd
  • Kobo publishing

All of these marketplces have good traffic which have the potential to make you a couple thousand dollars each from simple ebooks.

Not to mention that you can 10x your writing flow by using Canva’s own FREE AI writing software to crank out content.

8. Services

If you haven’t guessed already, there are so many services you can offer as a freelance designer using Canva.

All you need is a basic knowledge of how to create quality designs on Canva and a willingness to make money.

Just think of any design service that can be delivered using photoshop, you can probably fulfill them using Canva.

Some of these profitable design services include:

  • Flyer design
  • Book Cover design
  • Podcast art design and much more.

With your design skill, you can use platforms like:

  • Fiverr
  • Upwork
  • Guru
  • People per hour to get clients.

You can even take this a step further and grow your own brand on image sites like Pinterest, Dribbble, Instagram, and Behance.

This way clients can find your work and reach out to you for jobs. You can charge even more for your services this way.

This Canva freelancer makes roughly

So if this isn’t sign for you to start your freelance career and work on your own terms, I don’t know what is.

9. Logo designs

New businesses pop out of the blue every single year and there’s also going to be a need for one thing: LOGOS.

These businesses need unique logo designs to build the foundation of their brands. Most business owners don’t mind splurging a couple of hundred dollars to get a custom logo done for their startup.

Once again, this is a service you can easily deliver using Canva either from scratch or by leveraging already made templates on their library.

This sure is a service like the previous item but I just had to list it as an item of its own. This is because there are so many marketplaces dedicated to selling logo designs to businesses.

Some of these marketplaces include:

  • Logo ground
  • Template monster
  • Designcrowd
  • Envato element
  • Brand crowd.

10. Thumbnails:

If you haven’t noticed already, YouTube is making a lot of people rich.

Creators like Mr beast claim to spend over $1000 to get viral thumbnails made for their videos and for a good reason.

To get your videos to go viral on YouTube, you need good thumbnails that can attract a substantial amount of clicks and therefor get your video to go viral.

Good thumbnail designers know viral thumbnails are more than just designs with complex elements.

By understanding human psychology, and how to trigger viewers to click a video based on the context of a thumbnail, you can make a lot of money as a thumbnail designer.

Trust me, successful YouTubers know they need this service to grow on the platform.

To get clients, you can start with platforms like Upwork and Fiverr then scale into an agency where you reach out to YouTubers personally through Cold email and DMs.

11. KDP Interiors

So let’s say you are sold on the idea of creating low-content books to sell on Amazon and are now ready to make money with this side hustle, well I have good news for you.

You can leverage your low-content book hustle even further by selling your low-content book interiors to other book creators and earning an extra income from the same designs.

Let’s say you plan on making a planner to sell on Amazon, well you can choose from multiple planner templates interiors on Canva in order to create your books but you can also sell these interiors as a printable download for other book designers looking to make money from this side-hustle.

This entire store on Creative Fabrica is dedicated to selling low-content book interiors

To sell your KDP interiors, you can use platforms like:

  • Creative Fabrica
  • Shutterstock
  • Creative Market
  • Gumroad

These ideas are more than enough to earn you a sustainable income just from Canva,  I can’t wait for you to try this side hustle and build a real online business for yourself.

Don’t forget to try your 30 day FREE trial on Canva if you haven’t already!!

And If these side hustles sounds like great ideas to you, feel free to contact our team of Canva experts to outsource the project.

You should also check out this post we made on the 15 most profitable ways to make money with Canva.

FAQS on things to make on Canva to sell

What can I create on Canva to sell?

There are so many things to make on Canva to sell for a profit. E.g Wall art, Print on demand designs, editable template designs, low-content books, KDP interiors, and much more.

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