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Learn how to design + sell digital products

Learn about my favorite resources for designing and selling your own digital products, from eCommerce market platforms to design courses.

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eCommerce marketplace platforms:

etsy

The Etsy marketplace has tons of digital downloads and is a popular choice for beginner digital product sellers to hone their craft and build a reputation selling templates.

creative market

Creative Market is one of the best websites to find eye-catching digital downloads from fonts to illustrations. If you’re looking for a place to sell your Canva templates, you can do that here too.

woocommerce

If you have a website of your own where you’ll sell Canva templates, WooCommerce is a free, beginner-friendly plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to get your shop up and running.

Graphic design programs:

Canva

Canva is a beginner-friendly, web-based graphic design program that is super easy to use to create all kinds of graphics from logos to social media templates. 

adobe

While Canva is definitely my go-to design program, certain tasks, like mockups, sometimes require careful tweaking in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.

Social media marketing tools:

tailwind

Tailwind makes it super easy to schedule all of your social media content in one place. From Instagram to Facebook to Pinterest.

planoly

Planoly is another great social media scheduling app, but what sets them apart is its “sellit” feature that allows you to create a gallery of your products (yes, even digital products) and sell them virtually anywhere.

Mockups, stock photos, + more:

Canva smartmockups

From within a Canva design, you can use Smartmockups to seamlessly transport product images into one or many of Canva’s premade mockups. From frames to books to mobile phones, and more.

moyo studio

Moyo Studio is my go-to high-quality mockup source! They offer tons of beautiful, feminine mockups and stock photos that make it a snap to create gorgeous marketing graphics for all kinds of digital products.

freepik

Freepik offers thousands of stock photos and mockups for laptops, mobile phones, eBooks, and so much more. Best of all, with their paid membership, you can download an infinite number of templates at no extra cost.

Free tools for graphic designers:

fontjoy

If you find yourself at a loss when it comes to font pairings, you need to try Fontjoy. With one click of your mouse, generate a random font pairing.  

canva color palettes

Try the Canva color palettes tool to effortlessly create a color palette from any image that you upload.

free canva apps

Did you know there are additional Canva apps that you can access from within your Canva account? From drawing your own designs to turning your design into a flipbook!

Google Chrome extensions for graphic designers:

gofullpage

GoFullPage is an extension for Chrome that allows you to take screenshots of the entirety of a webpage. It’s especially useful for showing off websites you’ve designed.

loom

Loom is a free extension for Chrome that allows you to record your desktop or laptop screen for up to 5 minutes. This is the perfect tool for creating Canva tutorial videos and tips.

whatfont

Ever wondered what the font was on that website you love so much?WhatFont is here to save the day! See what fonts your favorite sites are using with this Google Chrome extension.

colorzilla

Love a website’s branding colors? ColorZilla makes it easy to find out exactly what colors a webpage is using and copy them to your clipboard.

image downloader

Image downloader -Imageye allows users to download every image from a website with a click of a button. This tool is especially useful for client work that entails using your client’s product images in your designs.

Graphic design inspiration sites:

Behance

Behance is a creative designer’s dream come true. Search for all kinds of design ideas — from social media posts to ebook cover images and so much more.

dribbble

From product design to branding,  Dribbble offers so many creative ideas to inspire your own creations. You can also create and upload your own designs to inspire others.

canva

If you’re designing in Canva already, you might as well use it to find inspiration for your next design and bust through that creative block.

Top Canva courses:

Canva design school

If you’re new to Canva, I highly suggest attending their free design school for beginners and experienced Canva designers alike! 

side income with canva

Maliha, of The Side Blogger, has a wonderful course for Canva designers looking to start a side hustle with Canva templates that I highly recommend. 

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