You might not have heard of Canva. Maybe you’ve seen it around and wondered what it is, but never took the time to look into it. Well, I’m here to tell you that there are so many reasons why this tool should be a part of your life! If you don’t use it for anything else at all, just using the free version has the potential to make a huge difference in your life and will give you opportunities for making money using Canva.
Table of Contents
What is Canva?
Before I start on the list of ways of making money with Canva, you should probably know what it is (in case you haven’t heard of it before).
Canva is a design tool that is free and easy to use. You can make simple graphics or complex graphics, for your blog posts. It also allows you to edit photos and even create invitations, presentations, flyers, and more. Canva also has a paid version that gives you many more options in your designs. I pay for Canva and use it for all my graphics on this site and my social media. It’s one of the core tools I use and would recommend that if you’re interested in building websites or upping your social media game that you get Canva and pay for the premium version. It’s well worth it.
Ways of Making Money Using Canva
When it comes to making money using Canva, it all boils down to getting really good at designing things that other people will pay you for. Once you get good enough on your own, then you can start charging people for creating graphics or other things that they don’t want to. To help get you thinking, here are the 15 ways of making money using Canva.
Create Images For Blog Posts
Most web creators and bloggers I know hate creating images for blog posts. They would rather do anything than try and find pictures for each of the posts that they write. That includes paying someone else to do it for them. If you have a talent for finding the perfect picture to go with what they’re writing about, then maybe it’s time to monetize that talent.
Design Logos & Graphics For Websites
If your skill level is high enough where you think it could be beneficial to others, then try making logos and graphics for other people. While this is not something that I do, there are plenty of people out there who will pay for quality images and graphics. Canva makes it super easy to do any type of logos or graphics and you could use this software to make money charging people for this service.
Design Flyers & Posters
When it comes to making money, flyers, and posters are some of the most tried and true methods out there. There is always somebody who needs something designed that would work well as a flyer or poster. So if you’re good at creating images for this kind of thing, try putting your talent to use by making some extra cash on the side.
Design Facebook And Twitter Covers
If you don’t already know how to design them, then change that ASAP. Not everyone knows how to make a great-looking Facebook cover and once someone learns they’ll be willing to pay someone else to do it for them. For Twitter covers, most people just go with whatever they feel like using and probably wouldn’t be willing to pay anyone else. However, if you become known as the person who can create graphics and logos well but also have expertise when it comes to social media designs then you could begin getting clientele from this source alone!
Design Greeting Cards And Invitations
People love buying cards for all kinds of special occasions. In today’s world, online greeting cards are popular too but nothing beats the look on somebody’s face when they open up a physical card from someone else that was made with care. If you’re particularly skilled at making cards or invitations, give this a shot.
Design Postcards For Local Businesses
If you’re local to a certain area, then design postcards for the businesses in that area. It’s one thing to send out an ad or flier through the postal service but it makes more of an impression when someone sends you something physical. If you do this often enough, try contacting local businesses and ask if they would like somebody to make them graphical ads on postcards. Use Canva to make some samples and show off your work. You’ll probably be surprised at how many people will say yes.
Design Album Covers Or Book Covers For Authors
Authors are always looking for ways of making their books stand out from the crowd so if you can create book covers or album covers that people would want to buy then you could turn that into an additional source of revenue. While there are plenty of websites where people can get their book covers designed, they might be willing to pay someone who has already made them a good one once they see your work!
Design Social Media Banners For Businesses
Take all the information from the last two points and apply it here for social media banners. If you design these well, contact local businesses to see if they would like some assistance getting more exposure on sites like Instagram or Twitter. Again, use Canva to make any samples beforehand so that you have something professional to show off. This is another area where Canva makes life easier because it allows you to easily create smaller-sized images that do not sacrifice quality in the process. What’s great is that you can create social media images for all kinds of different industries within Canva:
- cryptocurrency accounts
- accounts about how to make money walking dogs
- social media accounts about bee keeping
- and any other you can think of!
Design T-Shirts For Businesses And Brands
This can get a little bit more expensive but if you’re skilled at creating designs that people would want to wear then consider contacting some local businesses and offering your services. Whether they want to create new shirts for their employees or use your design on one of their company T-shirts, either way, it is something that could bring in some additional income. You could also design your t-shirt designs and sell them yourself online. Speaking of which…
Sell Art Online Through Services Like Etsy Or Redbubble
Another idea for getting money from graphic designing is selling art online. Of course, this works better for certain types of art (for example, paintings or drawings). However, there are services like Etsy and Redbubble where you can sell the digital images of your art for people to use as digital wallpapers, phone cases, t-shirts, etc.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make money using Canva. Some require more work than others but the basic idea is that if you’re skilled at graphic design then you could create your own little empire making money using Canva! Use it for yourself or sell your designs to other people – either way, just start experimenting with different styles and see what works best.
FAQ – Making Money Using Canva
How much money can you make using Canva?
It really depends on how skilled you are at graphic design and what you’re willing to do. Also, keep in mind that some of these ideas take more time than others so your income will vary accordingly.
What equipment/software do I need for this?
You don’t need any special equipment or software. All you need is a computer with internet access and a free account with Canva.
What does it cost me to use Canva?
While there is no initial cost for using Canva (simply create an account), if you want to add on some of the premium features, you can pay for the pro version. It only costs $119.99 per year to get a ton of extra features. It is well worth the cost and is one piece of software I could not do without.
What Canva products can you use to make money?
You have access to a wide range of Canva products to create designs that you can then sell. Some examples include business cards, social media banners, posters, and more. There are a ton of different types of materials so you should be able to find plenty of suitable options for any kind of design project.
What is a good starting price for a design if I want to charge for one?
It depends on the quality of the design and your market. However, it is worth noting that when selling anything online you should be willing to lower your prices enough so that you still make something in the end. It does not always have to be an all-or-nothing situation where someone has to pay thousands of dollars for your graphic designs. Instead, aim low with your initial prices so that people feel like they are getting a deal and then slowly increase them as you gain more customers.