To give myself a new creative challenge, I decided to take a course on creating a ‘Passive Income with Printables’. Printables are digital download planning products that help you track and manage your life. There is a big market for them and you can see some wonderful examples on Etsy, the e-commerce platform focused on handmade products.
I thought learning to make printables would be an exciting, new creative outlet, as well as generating some additional income, which is always useful. It has turned out to be so much more than this. The course is incredibly well thought out with clear, easy to follow instructional videos covering everything from coming up with your idea right through to opening your shop on Etsy.
Michelle Rohr who created this course, challenges you to take 100% responsibility for your life. Creating printables is only the side dish. The substantial main course is dealing with your own personal demons and pushing through fear in order to fulfil your creative potential. Michelle offers one-to-one coaching to help people break through inertia and fear and get into action. I knew immediately that I needed her help. Whilst I always meet deadlines for my customers, I often fail to follow through on commitments to myself. I could see that being held accountable to someone else was the solution. So I am now a fledgling designer of printable products. I will talk about the products I create here on the blog, as well as sharing what I’ve learnt in the process. When designing printables, my focus will be upon developing products that help me in my own life. My hope is that these products may help others too.