Wondering how to make printables to sell immediately?
It’s easier than you think not only to make printables but also to start selling them right away.
WARNING! This method for selling printables requires no lead magnet, email funnel or sales push.
Here’s what you need to start making printables and SELLING them quickly.
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In the video below I show you how I’ve sold $500+ with one printable just by adding a few links to one blog post.
Watch the video & then tell me how INSPIRED you’re feeling to start selling printables!
If you’re not blogging yet, you can start your blog in minutes here.
Already have a blog?
Choose one of your most popular blog posts & start brainstorming product ideas.
Then chose one of these 3 methods for making printables to sell below.
How To Make Printables
In this section we answer the question “how do I make my own printables?”
You really have 3 choices for making printables to sell:
- Hire someone to create it
- Use a pre-designed template & drop in your content
- Create it yourself
Before you go down the road of creating your printable yourself, just know that you don’t have to create the printable yourself!
There are inexpensive ways to hire someone to create the printable for you.
I’ve used Fiverr MANY times & it’s always been amazing.
This will reduce both your workload and your time before results.
In March 2018 I paid a designer $249 to create this printable, but I’ve sold $1,164 of the printable since then.
BUT I already had been selling other similar products and had traffic to blog posts with relevant content, so I had some idea that it would sell.
Now, I will say it doesn’t always work out that way. I paid $100 to have this printable translated into Spanish last year. Despite getting good traffic to the post, I’ve only sold $25 of that printable. I guess it makes sense, since I don’t blog in Spanish. DOH!
It really depends on:
- What your audience wants & needs
- How quickly you want your product created
- What you can afford
Printable templates are a more affordable way to quickly create a product.
The best printable templates offer a variety of different page layouts.
This way you can pick & choose the formats that work best for you.
Just drop in your content & photos & you’re ready to go.
You can get access here to over 200+ templates (to use for creating products like ebooks, gift guides, workbooks, etc that you want to sell).
It’s a great value, because it was created specifically FOR bloggers & even comes with video tutorials, social media templates & lead magnet opt ins.
This is a good option if you would rather spend money once on something you will use again & again to save time.
By far, I’ve had the most success with making printables to sell myself, since I know exactly what I want to provide for my audience.
The upside is that you have total control over the final product.
The downside is that you may end up spending too much of your valuable time creating it… especially if you need to teach yourself how to use the design software first.
I use Canva to create all my printables – you can do a TON with the free version.
You can even start off with one of their pre-designed templates.
If you’re brand new to Canva, this free Canva Quick Start mini course will get you started.
You can also get more in-depth Canva training here from a Certified Canva Creative.
Which To Choose?
Here are a few tips to keep you moving forward.
#1 Done is better than perfect.
Do your best & see if your product resonates with your audience.
If it sells, you can always go back later & reinvest the profits into hiring a designer to upgrade the product later.
#2 Know your strengths & limitations.
You really don’t HAVE to do it all yourself.
Hire a fellow blogger to help you out or use the templates.
#3 Ask for feedback.
Reach out to people in your audience that you trust & ask them for their honest feedback to help you improve your product.
Once you have your printable, you’re ready to on to something even more fun – selling printables!
How To Sell Printables
Now we get down to the real burning question “how do I make printables to sell?”
Once you’ve created your printable, you can move onto the most fun part – let’s put it up for sale!
To get started you need a payment processor.
When you’re just starting out & not sure yet whether your item will sell, you can use a tool like PayHip.
PayHip is good because you can use the completely free option.
So if you don’t sell anything, it won’t cost you anything.
And when you do sell, PayHip will take 5% for their transaction fee.
Once you know your product sells, you can upgrade to SendOwl.
I use the $19/month (the self-hosted plan), but you can start with them for as little as $9/month (the standard plan).
Whichever plan you choose, just know you’ll need to earn at least that much to break even & cover the cost of SendOwl.
Tripwire marketing doesn’t have to be complicated.
When people talk about tripwire marketing, most of the time they’re talking about the page AFTER someone opts in.
But, you can use tripwire marketing to encourage your readers to TAKE ACTION on your sales page.
In the example below, I show you how to can create a tripwire right inside your blog post!
If you want to capture email addresses, you can add in a button for something free.
But in this example, I’m not after the email, I want to encourage the browser to buy.
Here are links to the tools I used:
VIDEO: Behind The Scenes
In the video I forgot to show you that there have been 3,738 unique views of the sales page.
I’ve had 90 sales.
So that’s a conversion rate of 2.4% (90 / 3738) which is decent.
$445 direct sales plus $110 upsells = $555 total sales
So I know that for every view I can get onto that sales page, I will make around 15 cents for every 1 pageview. ($555 / 3738 = $0.148).
This is MUCH higher than any ad network would pay per 1 pageview, which is why I:
- Spend more time creating products to sell for blog posts that are already performing well
- Spend less time churning out post after post after post just to increase pageviews
But, these tools allow me to scale up & continue to add products, offers & upsells.
The expenses are fixed, but the income opportunities are limitless.
So, what do you think?
Are you ready to make printables to sell with tripwire marketing?
Leave a comment below & let us know what you’re working on.
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