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I love Etsy for its host of goodies from beautiful handmade jewelry to digital artwork that we can browse and purchase.
It’s intuitive and straightforward to use.
It’s also a great option to start your side hustle.
But I’m not crafty! How can I sell on Etsy if I’m not into crafts or sewing?
I’m not crafty either, so I understand.
If you’re looking to get into the Etsy game and sell your unique goods online, you might be wondering what non-craft items you might sell in your Etsy store.
Your options are endless – here are a few ideas to get you started.
The best part? It’s a quick and simple way to dip your toe in the world of side hustles.
Printables are a huge category on Etsy, and with good cause. Just about any type of printable can be found on the site.
From calendar and planner printables to games for kids and everything in between, printables are a great type of item to sell on Etsy and generate a passive income.
You can create a printable in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, or Canva (it’s free to use!) and upload it to your store to sell again and again.
2. Website and blog templates
Are you more of a tech person? Etsy is a lucrative option to design and sell website and blog templates.
When you land on a blog, the design (or template) and color scheme you see was either custom designed by a graphic designer or a ready-made template bought from an online platform.
Regardless, lots of people look for a unique and pleasing design when it comes to their website or blog. If you have this talent, Etsy is an excellent place to start selling.
Like the idea mentioned above, logo designs are a popular choice to sell on Etsy.
Logos can be made in Canva, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and other software.
Even if you don’t have formal graphic design training, you can earn money selling logos on Etsy.
From simple text-based-only logos to colorful graphic logo designs, if you have an eye for crafty visual brand representation, logos are a smart entry into online selling and making a passive income.
One of the great things about photos is that finding a hot niche could be passive income gold.
You don’t even need a fancy or expensive camera.
Most of the time, your smartphone camera will work just fine.
Some people specifically seek out certain types of photos – a good surf wave, ocean water shots, black and white urban landscapes, animal portraits, and more.
If you find a niche high enough in popularity, or one that takes a shine to your specific photography corner, selling photos on Etsy could be a great side hustle.
Creating and selling fiction is another avenue you could try on Etsy.
Have a way with words? eBooks are extremely popular right now. People find solace through the written word on everything from celebrity biographies to local city-specific travel guides.
Find a topic that interests you, write about it, and list it on Etsy.
You can research ideas by browsing trending topics from your favorite social media networks or looking at what’s popular on best-selling book lists.
Reading is a classic pastime that will never go out of style, and creating ebooks is one way you can earn money on the side.
6. Social media graphics
What’s a Facebook fan page without a groovy cover design to go with it?
Etsy has a ton of social media graphics for sale, and for a good reason: people want fun, colorful, and custom designs for the cover of their Facebook pages.
Give it to them by offering up your unique visual delights and making a nice profit in return.
Canva is an excellent free tool to start designing custom social media graphics. You can begin with profile graphics and move up to more detailed designs as you get more experience.
What will you sell on Etsy to make a passive income?
All of the ideas above are a fantastic place to start when it comes to earning a passive income online through Etsy.
Get creative and come up with your own unique spin on what to offer – I bet you’ll come up with something great!