20 Passive income product ideas to sell in your Etsy shop

Are you looking for a way to boost your Etsy sales without working harder, but smarter? You should definitely try a passive income stream. Passive income allows you doing the work once, and you will keep getting paid. No clue where to start? I will give you 20 passive income ideas to use in your Etsy shop. #etsy #makemoney #etsymakemoney #passiveincome #makemoneyonline

A passive income product is a great way to boost your Etsy income on autopilot. Passive income means that you do the work once, and keep getting paid. For example; Printables on Etsy.

Let me give you 20 examples of passive income products so you can start making sales on autopilot.

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1. Printable Wall Art

Printable wall art is the most common passive product to sell on Etsy. People are always looking for a way to upgrade their home. And a printable is perfect for that. Your customers can print it out themselves, and hang it in their home/office.

You can easily design printables with Canva or Adobe Illustrator.

2. Printable Planners

Printable Planners are a great way to stay organized. I have been there. Every time I find a beautiful planner in a store, I open it, and the layout on the inside is U-G-L-Y as h*ll. #GraphicDesignerStruggles

That is why a lot of people are selling printable planners on Etsy. You can find the style that you like, print it out, and clip it to your clipboard or staple it together.

If you have a unique style other people admire, and you like it to organize; Why not combine both and create a digital planner?

3. SVG’s

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphic. People use SVG’s to design graphics, print stickers, cut vinyl designs or to use them as clipart. There is a really high market for SVG’s.

4. Printable Package Designs

A lot of people (especially Etsy shop owners) are looking for a way to style their product package. The packaging is the first thing their customers see, so it should make a killer impression.

5. Stock Photos

Most of the business owners don’t have photography skills but are always looking for unique stock photos. Let’s face it: Free stock photo sites like Unsplash and Pexel are not original anymore. And let’s not even start with those cheesy stock photos on Shutterstock.

Your mission is to create unique, appealing stock photos. But make sure you keep a ‘’theme’’ so your focus is clear. Don’t create stock photos about business, woman, cooking, sports, animals, etc. Make sure to choose a clear focus, or to create bundles.

6. Mock-Ups

If you want to take your stock photos to the next level, try to create mock-ups. For this, you need some Photoshop skills and products with no designs on it.

I also have a blog post about 30 product mock-ups I recommend for your Etsy shop.

7. Invitations

If your niche is wedding, parties, events or something similar; You should design invitations. You could easily design them in Canva/Illustrator, or create an editable template in Canva or Word so your customers can edit them themselves.

If you decide to edit them for them, it is not completely passive anymore, but hey, it is better than producing, packaging and shipping them yourself right?

8. Printable Cards

Cards are a little different from invitations. You could choose to design birthday cards, valentines cards, Christmas cards, etc. The possibilities are unlimited.

Your customers can download it straight away and print the design on their cards.

9. Clipart

Clipart is almost the same as SVG’s. But clip art gets mostly used for graphics and SVG’s for cutting out files like stickers.

10. Fonts

If you are good at hand-lettering and Graphic Design: This is your chance to design your own font. A lot of business are looking for a unique font.

I mean come on; Everyone already uses Helvetica or Arial. It is not unique anymore. I even invested to purchase my own font. #WORTHIT

 

Pssst! Did you knew that I teach an entire in depth course on Skillshare about how I use Printful to create physical passive products?? This course contains exclusive content that is not available in this blog post. You can watch the entire course for free by following these simple instructions. By clicking the link, you will get redirected to a page where you will get 2 free months of Skillshare, so you can binge-watch unlimited classes. You can cancel anytime.

11. Photoshop Brushes

I am a digital artist myself, and I can’t tell you enough how much I love customized Photoshop and Procreate brushes.

Wait… Let me rephrase this: “Hi, I am Chelsea, and I have a brush problem.”

If you are in the digital art community: There are a lot of amazing artists out there who are looking for investing in digital painting brushes, so they can give their digital art an unique look.

I use Gumroad for selling my Photoshop brushes, and I swear by it! It is easy to set up, customer friendly, and they have an amazing feature called ‘‘Pay whatever you want for it’’.

I have created a free Photoshop brush pack, which is free. But, because of this feature, people could also choose to pay a couple of dollars for it, or whatever they feel like paying for it. Here is an example below:

12. Branding Kits

Speaking of branding again: Why not create whole brandings in a branding kit. If you are good at designing brands, a branding kit is great to make.

A branding kit includes a logo, font choice, color palette and graphic style.

Again, those branding kits are not one of a kind, and they can be sold over again.

13. Courses

If you have a lot of questions from your customers how you create those products; Why not turn it into a course and sell it in your Etsy shop.

You can sell a document with a link to the content where you hosted your course. How wonderful!

Why not start with publishing your course on Skillshare? Use this link to get 2 free months.

14. Sewing Patterns

If you are a fan of sewing, you can sell sewing patterns. These are a great way of passive income, and a lot of people like to DIY their products nowadays.

15. Crochet / Knitting patterns

The same for crocheting and knitting. If you create unique designs, you should totally sell your patterns.

16. E-Books

If you want to deliver your course or tutorial in a smaller format, you could choose to create an eBook. And this is not hard at all! You can easily create an eBook in Pages, Word or Google Docs. and export it as a PDF

17. Labels

A lot of people that want to get organized need those sticky labels. They are perfect for organizing. And if you know how to create beautiful designs, this is a great idea for you.

I mean, come on! People don’t like those boring white labels anymore. It is time for beautiful labels.

You can sell them as a PDF, and people can download them straight away and print them.

18. Stickers

Stickers are great! You can use them for planning, decoration, or stick them to your friend's forehead. Kidding.

If you know some great designs for stickers, why not deliver stickers as a digital download?

19. Signs

Signs can be used for many purposes; Weddings, toddlers first day at school, restaurants, etc. And chalkboard signs are really trending now. You can deliver them as a PDF; your customers can print it, and frame it.

20. Physical Passive Products

Physical passive products are a great way to boost your income. I sell passive physical products like mugs, shirts and tote bags. They are passive because I outsource everything.

Join the Creative Side | 20 passive income product ideas to sell in your Etsy shop. A passive income is a great way to boost your Etsy income on autopilot. Let me give you 20 examples of passive income products so you can start making sales on autopilot.

Pssst! Did you knew that I teach an entire in depth course on Skillshare about how I use Printful to create physical passive products?? This course contains exclusive content that is not available in this blog post. You can watch the entire course for free by following these simple instructions. By clicking the link, you will get redirected to a page where you will get 2 free months of Skillshare, so you can binge-watch unlimited classes. You can cancel anytime.

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Are you looking for a way to boost your Etsy sales without working harder, but smarter? You should definitely try a passive income stream. Passive income allows you doing the work once, and you will keep getting paid. No clue where to start? I will give you 20 passive income ideas to use in your Etsy shop. #etsy #makemoney #etsymakemoney #passiveincome #makemoneyonline

What is your favorite passive income idea? Let me know!

Lots of love,

Chelsea

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