Have you ever dreamed about creating printables? Have you ever dreamed about starting a printable business of your own – being creative and then making money while you sleep? Do you dream of building a passive income using your creative skills? Leaving the day-to-day drudge of the full time rat-race for a creative business of your own?
Or maybe you thought about putting printables on your blog to drive lots and lots of traffic? Are there printables that your audience would really like and would avidly share?
Are you a party planner who wants to create truly original party themes to wow your clients? Maybe you want to be the only party planner with an exclusive theme – a theme that has your party guests recommending you to everyone they know?
Or maybe you are a really creative Mom – the parent that knows the joy of creating a truly original and amazing party for their child. The kind of Mother who will stop at nothing to make sure that their child has the most amazing birthday?
Maybe you have bought some of the 1.4 MILLION printable items for sale on Etsy and thought: “I can do that!!”
So why does the idea of getting started in printables just seem too hard? Why are you afraid to start getting involved in something that is capturing the attention of so many people?
Let me guess….
- You have no problem working hard, but you just don’t know the steps needed to create a printable.
- You are creative, but you think that printables will need a lot of artistic skills that you may not have
- You have some great ideas for printables but you think that there are too many similar concepts about there.
I understand that you are really busy and so you want to spend what time you have in the most effective way possible. So below, I’m going to de-bunk the 4 biggest myths and get you excited about the amazing potential of printables. And at the end of this blog post there is a link to a survey because I am designing a course that will show everyone (even beginners!) how to start a printable business!
Myth #1 Printables are just really complicated and hard
When most people think of printables, they think of the final, beautiful, polished file that they download and then print at Costco, Office Depot, OfficeMax, etc. They think that producing such a file is beyond them. They don’t realise that this is the just the end product of a system.
I have been following my own process for years – a printable system that includes inspiration, color palette, artwork and templates as well as using the correct technology to deliver seamlessly a beautiful, editable file that the customer can customise and print immediately.
Does my system have many layers and processes? Yes, of course! Is my system difficult to understand and replicate for yourself? No, not at all!
When everything works together, your printable system can work very smoothly, leaving you time to focus on the more creative parts of the process. This is what I want to teach you in my printable course – you can take the survey here.
Myth #2 You can get started in printables with free graphic software like PicMonkey, Canva etc
It is true that you can get started with free software like PicMonkey, Canva, Pixlr etc. A lot of the smaller printable makers will be using these free packages right now.
While these packages are great packages and are easy to learn, the finished files that they produce are quite limited compared to a professional program.
When you learn an entire printables system, you realise that Photoshop and Illustrator are not too complicated to use successfully.
Lets face it – Photoshop and Illustrator are complex software programs. But to make incredibly professional-quality printables you don’t need to have a degree in Photoshop and Illustrator, you just need to know how to use specific features and organise your work in templates.
I have lots of great information that I want to put into a printables business course. Please take the survey here to tell me what you would like to know.
Myth #3 – I have experience in Photoshop, so I can work it out
It’s great that you have experience in Photoshop, but its important to realise that producing a digital product is not the same as producing graphics.
A downloadable printable product has to serve a purpose (a planner, a party invite etc), has to have the correct color palette, has to be editable, has to be easily downloadable and easily printable. I have built a successful business built on these skills (click here to discover the 18 different ways that one piece of art work can be used for printables).
So when you add it all up, the skills you need in Photoshop are only a small part of the process, and there are many other skills involved in making printables.
Please take the survey here so that I know how comfortable you are with Photoshop and the printable business.
Myth #4 – Its too late. I have missed the boat on printables
It’s true, there are a lot of printables out there…
… but there are also a huge number of customers for printables!
…. and there is always another way to use printables!
Since I first started creating printables in 2010, there has been a big increase in the number of businesses creating and selling printables but the number of customers looking to buy and use printables has exploded!
The uses for printables have exploded as well. What a printable file can be used for is limited only by your imagination.
Keep reading…now that you know the 4 printable myths, I have created a freebie to show you how one piece of art work can be used 18 ways for different printables.
Keep reading…now that you know the 4 printable myths, I have created a freebie to show you how one piece of art work can be used for printables
As you know, I have lots of great information that I want to put into a printables business course. Please take the survey here to tell me what you would like to know.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR MY CHEAT SHEET: “18 DIFFERENT PRINTABLES YOU CAN CREATE FROM ONE PIECE OF ARTWORK”