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  1. Absolutely loved this article.. It has cleared up so many questions I had in my mind. Thank you so much.

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      I am so happy I was able to help . Good luck with your printables shop!

  2. Christina Bain says:

    I am inspired and want now to make and sell printables.

    Thank you

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      Be careful – it can get additcting to create those fun printables to grow your list or sell in you store! 😉

  3. Thanks for such a great article! Just concerned with the legal side of selling printables on a blog since it’s not a physical product…do you need to add taxes somehow? What other legal clauses do you need in the legal pages?

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      You may need to charge. It depends on the tax laws for your local jurisdiction. You will want to visit with a CPA on that.

      As far as the legal pages you need for your site go. you need a refund policy, terms and conditions and a privacy policy. There are attorneys who sell them – here is one (my affiliate link):

      1. what if you sell exclusively thru a site like Etsy? are all the legal items still necessary??

        1. Tracie Fobes says:

          Etsy handles all the legal issues for you as you it is their platform you are selling on.

  4. Alinah Dube says:

    I am really inspired!
    Looking forward to starting a project on printables.

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      Yeah! I hope it goes well for you!

  5. I read recently that you can’t resell anything you make in Canva as it goes against their policy? Do you know anything about this?

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      If you use the free version of Canva, that is correct. The paid users can use the elements as they pay for those rights.

  6. Thanks a lot for all the information. I have questions regarding printable inspirational quotes. Is it legal to use quotes by well known people or from books? Do you have to put the author/speaker’s name or get legal permission? Also does it make a difference if the quote has been paraphrased or if the author/speaker of the quote is alive or not. Basically, will there be any Copyright infringement issues?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      I would consult an attorney on this. In most cases, you simply need to give credit to the creator but again, I am not an attorney so can’t really give any type of legal advice.

  7. Great article, one question I did try to use when I downloaded the PDF it was only at 100 resolution instead of the normal 300 resolution which would be great for printing. If someone pays do they get an option of higher resolution PDF’s.



    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      Yes – that is one thing they offer to their paid clients. One more reason I love using Canva to make my digital products. 🙂

  8. Love this Tracie! Thank you. I have chosen to go with Shopify lite for now and love it. I sold my first printable this month.

  9. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      I would get Wordfence. That should keep it really tight. Also, make sure you use reliable plugins that have been vetted and keep them updated.

  10. Kerri Abernathy says:

    I am considering opening a shop on Etsy and have a question. I use Canva to create my templates. When I download them as PDF, they automatically save as Adobe Acrobat documents. Should I be doing something different or will that be okay to sell on Etsy?

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      They just need to be a PDF file format and that is what is needed.

  11. Brittney Smith says:

    Thank you, Tracie!
    This was very informative.

  12. Thank you so much for this! I need a resource to keep me organized and this will do the trick for me.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi I was just wondering if people can see the printable you made, is it possible for them to just screenshot and print it without printing?


    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      They cannot see it. They have to sign up for your list or they have to buy before they ever see the full product. The screenshot should be a mockup or something along that line. Few people would ever download a photo and try to turn that into a printable. You never put the actual printable alone in your store.

  14. Hi, what steps do you recommend to research which printable or niche to sell in? I don’t have a website but am looking to start my own printable business on Etsy.

    1. Tracie Fobes says:

      I would look at trends to see what people look for and then also look at what is out there and find the hole to fill.