What you can sell before the holidays and make money?

Make money before holidays

Today I am going to share with you one tip about how you can make money before the holidays.

Selling digital downloads before the holidays.

There are always people who are late. They just didn’t have time to look into holiday decorations and costumes on time or they just spontaneously decided to have a party.

Well, this is where you come in.

Here are a few ideas this type of person looking for:

  • T-shirt graphics that he/she can print out and iron to a t-shirt. For example, scary Halloween faces such as Frankie or pumpkin.
  • Images that can be printed out and be ironed to mugs to be given as a gift or used as decorations.
  • Flags, props, invitations, and flyers are something people will want to print, cut, and use asap.
  • Cut files are always in if you know how to make them.
  • Planners, some people need a little push and they want to plan things.

Why sell prints and not physical products or print on demand t-shirts and mugs.. well you see there is a production and shipping time in these physical products when digital products can be delivered..well digitally! And you don’t even have to be there!

These customers who are late with everything, they want to keep up with the latest trends even they did not have much time to prepare, so they will be looking for something unique, designed by other human and something that they can kinda create themselves.

What do I recommend in order to make money before the holidays?

I recommend starting early, before the holidays so you can promote on social media what you sell and get some SEO juice, so the products you sell will be actually founded by people.

A platform for selling digitally crafted products I recommend is Etsy. Etsy has already a customer base that is actively searching for unique and handcrafted things. Listing to this platform is as low as 0,20$/item and for three months at the time. That is cheap! Etsy does have some fee when you make a sale and also if you advertise then you pay for that too.

That’s why social media and search engine optimization or Etsy SEO are good to be in place and on time.

What tools to use for your digital products?

This depends on what you are going to create, but probably Canva, Gimp, Photopea will work fine or if you have an iPad then Procreate or some other drawing app.

Keyword tools

Use keyword tools to narrow down your niche and find items people are looking for. Stay away from disney or other copyrighted stuff even people are searching a lot of that.

Here are Etsy Keyword tools you can use to find items people are looking to buy on Etsy.

  • Keywords Everywhere
  • Alura
  • Marmalead
  • Erank

Free images

There are places you can get free images. I do recommend this so you will not get in trouble with copyrighted materials. Places like public domain pictures, pixabay and unsplash are good

Free fonts

If you don’t have typography skills then you can use fonts, no problem just make sure fonts you use have a commercial license too. You can get free fonts:

How to promote your holiday items

You should have a social media account as a creator/artist or just for your Etsy or another store. Sure you can mention your products on your personal accounts if that is relevant to your friends, family, and co-workers and they support you, this is not always the case that’s why I am saying.

Social media is a learning experience on its own. It is constantly changing and you need to set it up properly and also be consistent and engaging..so yes it is time-consuming, but you can schedule your posts.

For creative projects, Instagram and Pinterest work the best. To schedule posts on Instagram for free, you can use an app later and schedule 30 posts/month or read this post and schedule for free without third-party apps.

What  I like about later..well they do have a very good blog but besides that, you can see how your images will look like on your Instagram feed which is SUPER.

Wrapping Up

I know this turned out to be a bit short post, but I think the main point is clear: Sell digital products on Etsy for late party planners and make money before holidays!

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