How To Make Passive Income on Etsy - NO Crafting or Design Skills Needed!
STEP 1: Go to Etsy and sign up for an account and create a shop
Etsy will make you upload one listing to open your shop. I just uploaded a random photo and just clicked through to publish the listing to get the shop open, and then deleted it later
STEP 2: Sign up for an account on Printful ***
Click on the tab “STORES”
Click on the box that says “Choose Platform”
Click on “Etsy” and then click “Connect to Etsy” and type in your login info
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STEP 3: Adding listings
**** You will want to add your listings through PRINTFUL for them to integrate properly. After uploading the listings on Printful, they will show up in Etsy under “drafts”
Click on “Stores” tab
Next to the store name click “ADD” underneath “Product Sync”
Select the type of product you want
Upload design (choose colors, sizes, etc. as applies)
Click “Proceed to Mockups” and select which mock up photos you’d like to show up
Click “Proceed to description”
I personally fill in this part in the Etsy drafts
Click “Proceed to Pricing” and input the pricing you’d like
I also leave the “Product Sections” blank and select in the Etsy drafts
Click “Submit To Store”
The listing will then appear in Etsy under your “drafts”
STEP 4: Publishing Listings
Click on the listing in your draft and edit the following:
Add a better mock up photo (recommended)
Update the TITLE, DESCRIPTION, TAGS (see tips below)
Fill in the other attributes (optional)
Leave anything that Printful has filled out for you as it is
For designs, you can make basic designs on www.canva.com - I do 5000x5000 pixels and download them as PNGs with a transparent background
If you don’t want to create your own designs, you can search for SVG files on Etsy. A ton of shops allow for “Commerical Use” meaning that you can use their designs to sell on mugs, shirts, phone cases, etc.
The SEO for your titles and tags is INSANELY important. Starla Moore is a great resource for information. Below are a few youtube videos I would say are mandatory to watch
Etsy Rank is also an insanely valuable resource. It’s $9.99 and has made it super easy to feel confident in my keywords and tags. The owner suggests picking keywords in the MEDIUM rank for Competition/Demand
Because it can take so long to research tags and titles, I recommend uploading multiple mugs at a time in the same niche. For example, if I’m uploading mugs about golf, I’ll upload 5-10 golf mugs.
I will upload all the mugs into Printful and then go and bulk edit the tags/titles/descriptions in Etsy.
In Etsy drafts there will be a box in the top left corner to “select” all listings. From there, you click the “Editing Options” drop down. You can then bulk edit tags, titles, descriptions, etc.
There are a TON of mock ups available for purchase on Etsy. I bought a set of 10 blank white mugs (www.creativemarket.com) and then overlay my designs on Canva onto the mugs for the thumbnail images. I got all of my t-shirt mockups on Etsy.
SEO YOUTUBE VIDEOS: Watch anything and everything by Starla Moore!