Starting an Etsy shop in 2019 was a wonderful idea but I wish I knew more about Etsy when I started. Etsy is a magical and wonderful platform for anyone selling items and there are many tips I wish I knew before I started. If you are a beginner starting an etsy shop in 2020 then these are things you definitely should think about when starting your etsy shop.

Beginning on Etsy in 2020 means you are facing steep competition, rising prices, lower demand, and overall a more complicated sales platform than previous years. It’s important to know that you can make money on Etsy in 2020 but you have to have open eyes and realize what you are going up against.

Both of our shops feature budgeting instead downloads. We both have relatively successful Etsy shops in the budget printables space but we would have been even more successful faster if we had known a few key things about Etsy. My Etsy printable business continues to grow in 2020 because I’ve finally learned a lot about Etsy and how to make my shop more successful.


???? Creating Digital Downloads ????

▪️ Adobe InDesign ➝
▪️ Canva ➝
▪️ PicMonkey ➝

???? Selling Digital Downloads ????

▪️ Etsy (best marketplace) ➝
▪️ Shopify (best option for sales) ➝
▪️ SendOwl (great for one off items) ➝
▪️ Podia (good for products & courses) ➝
▪️ WooCommerce (best with WordPress) ➝

???? Online Business Tools ????

▪️ Keyword research tool for YouTube (TubeBuddy) ➝
▪️ Affiliate marketing network (ShareASale) ➝
▪️ Social media tool for promoting content (Tailwind) ➝
▪️ Website hosting $3.95/mo (BlueHost) ➝

???? More Resources ????

▪️ My favorite resources ➝
▪️ My friend Sharon’s Etsy Entrepreneur course ➝


I started selling digital downloads to go along with my YouTube channel in 2019 and fell in love with digital products. It’s been my favorite creative hobby and one of my best, most consistent income streams that earns me money every month even if I don’t work on it. On this channel I love sharing creative projects and all the info I’ve learned about how to create and sell digital downloads for passive income.


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