Creating printables is a useful skill for bloggers to have because you can use printables as an incentive for people to sign up for your email list.
You can also make money online by selling your printables in your online store.
I often receive questions about how I create my printables. I prefer to use Photoshop when creating printables.
Photoshop allows me to produce high-quality printables pretty quickly.
That being said, there are a lot of great options available online for creating your own eye-catching printables.
Resources to Help You Create Your Own Printables
Today, I want to share over 14 resources to help you create your own printables.
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PicMonkey is an online photo editor and graphic design maker. With PicMonkey, you can edit photos and templates, design printables, and much more.
PicMonkey is $12.99 a month for the basic plan. If you're interested in giving PicMonkey a try, I recommend signing up for the free trial.
A little secret that not many people share is that they don't actually create their own printables. What they do is hire someone to create the printables for them.
Fiverr is a great place to have printables designed for you at a low price. All you need to do is check that the designer will allow you to sell them in your shop.
Craft Bundles offers a free bundle along with a wide collection of SVG and DFX cut files along with fonts, all available for instant download.
Canva is another excellent online image editor. What I like the most about Canva is the wide variety of templates, images, illustrations, and other graphic elements.
Keep in my that you cannot sell Canva's premade templates. You must make your own from scratch to sell.
Canva uses the freemium business model. There basic features are available for free, however, to access additional features, you will need to upgrade to a paid account.
The BeFunky editor is another online photo editor that features a wide variety of features, effects, premade templates.
This site is one of my go-to resources for free design elements.
Free Design Resources has a beautiful collection of free fonts, templates, icons, mockups, graphics, and more. Make sure you read the licensing agreement before using your downloads.
Dropbox is a free file hosting service. The offer paid plans for those looking for additional space and features, but the free plan works well for me.
I use Dropbox to share free printables with my readers. I like using Dropbox because they're free, user-friendly, and you don't have to worry about hosting files on your own server.
Along with using Dropbox for hosting my printables, I like to use Bitly to create tracking links for my printables.
Bitly allows you to easily shorten, share, manage, and analyze your links.
After I upload a file to Dropbox, I take the link for the file and paste it into Bitly.
By using Bitly, I can see which printables are getting the most clicks, so I know which types of printables my readers prefer.
If you've ever wanted to know how to make a PDF fillable, PDFescape is the answer.
PDFescape is a free online program that allows you to create PDFs that can be filled out by the user on their computer.
As I mentioned earlier, Adobe Photoshop is my go-to software for creating all of my printables.
If you plan on selling your printables, I recommend getting familiar with the Photoshop software and creating your printables there.
The result will be a high-quality product that you can offer your customers. I recommend CreativeLive for online Photoshop classes.
Did you know that you can create printables using Microsoft Word? Microsoft Word is good for creating daily and weekly planners, to-do checklists, calendars, and more.
If you want to try Microsoft Word, they offer a 1-Month Free Trial. Along with Microsoft Word, printables can also be created using Microsoft Excel.
I often purchase font bundles from the Hungry JPEG. They offer a nice size collection of free fonts, mockups, illustrations, and stock photos.
FlatIcon has a database of over one million icons. The best part is that most of the icons are free to download.
When using the icons in your projects, keep in mind that when you use their free icons, you must credit the author.
Creative Market is a digital marketplace that features graphics, templates, photos, fonts and more.
Every week, Creative Market offers a beautiful selection of free goods. Make sure you check out this page every week for free resources.
I hope you found this list of to help you create your own eye-catching printables helpful. What resources do you prefer to use when creating your printables?