5 Profitable Side Hustles Anyone Can Start With Canva

Emily McDermott
4 min readMay 22, 2021
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I’m not a graphic designer and I make a living from my Canva designs.

Canva is so easy to use that a design background really isn’t necessary.

It can take some practice to make designs you’re really happy with, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be set!

Since it’s such a breeze to get started, it’s also incredibly simple to make products you can sell for a profit.

Here are a few items that anyone can make and sell using Canva.

1. Instagram post templates

So many business owners are using Instagram to market their products and services. The thing is, it takes a lot of work to grow a following (it’s been recommended to post on Instagram once a day to grow your account).

Not everyone has the time to create a fresh new post seven days a week.

Creating a post isn’t the only challenge, either- it also takes time to think of what to post in the first place.

This has created a demand for pre-made Instagram posts and post templates.

You can either use a site like Fiverr to work on custom requests for businesses, with their logo and business name already included in the posts- or you can sell generic templates that they can edit themselves in Canva (you’ll need a Canva Pro account to do this).

You can sell generic templates that customers can edit themselves on a platform like Etsy.

2. YouTube banners

YouTube is just as popular as ever- and there are lots of people starting their own channels.

For many, their channels are a source of passive income they can rely on during the pandemic.

Filming, editing, and uploading videos is time-consuming, however- some vloggers are turning to freelancers to create their channel banners and video thumbnails.

You can easily create these items on Canva, especially if you have an eye for what looks good and will catch viewers’ attention.

All you’ll need to do is combine images, colors, and fonts that go well together.

Emily McDermott

Top 0.1% Etsy seller, Digital Product Sales Strategist. learn more at itsemilymcdermott.com