If you’re an artist, Procreate is the perfect app for you! With its wide range of features and tools, Procreate gives artists the ability to create digital illustrations and art that can be used in a variety of ways to make money. In this blog post, we will discuss 9 ways that you can use your Procreate digital art to generate income. We will also provide tips on how to get started with each method. So whether you’re just starting out or are looking for new ways to make money with your Procreate designs, this blog post is for you!
Top 9 Ways to Profit from your Digital Art
- Sell your art online
- Sell physical prints of your Procreate designs on sites like Society Six and Redbubble.
- Create Procreate brushes or fonts to sell on sites like Creative Market and Etsy.
- Design Procreate templates or illustrations to sell on sites like Creative Market and Etsy.
- Offer Procreate tutorials or courses on sites like Teachable and Thinkific.
- Sell Procreate art designs as SVG on sites like Etsy and Creative Market.
- Design Procreate logos or branding elements to sell on sites like Fiverr and 99designs.
- Create Procreate illustrations or create graphics to sell as stock images on sites like Shutterstock and iStockphoto.
- Join local craft fairs with your products
Sell Your Procreate Art Online
One of the easiest ways to make money with procreate is to sell your artwork online. There are a number of online platforms where you can sell digital downloads of your procreate designs, such as Etsy, Creative Market, and Gumroad. You can also sell physical prints of your procreate designs on sites like Society Six and Redbubble. And if you want to get really creative, you can even sell Procreate-themed merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases on sites like Zazzle and CafePress. We will take a closer look at these in more depth in some of the ways to profit below.
There are many different ways to turn your artwork into products to sell, but my personal favorite is working with a Print-On-Demand company. Print-On-Demand companies make it easy to get your products on many different products and take care of all of the behind-the-scenes work. Take a look at my post on the pros and cons of using a print-on-demand company to sell your digital designs.
Have a look at my “Procreate to Product” course to learn how you can set up your very own business, starting with the Procreate app, while holding no inventory and having no startup costs. You don’t even need to worry about shipping!
Sell physical prints of your Procreate designs on sites like Society6 and Redbubble.
Sites like Printed Mint and Printify are print-on-demand companies that allow you to upload your Procreate designs and sell them as physical prints. They will handle all of the printing, packaging, and shipping for you, so all you have to do is promote your designs and make sales!
Create a shop with one of these sites and choose your niche. Maybe you are going to offer nursery prints, classroom encouraging posters, sports-themed prints, etc. A consistent feel to your shop through your niche will help you to start selling.
It is always a good idea to get a sample of the product first to see the quality before you start promoting it to your audience. This will also allow you to take some awesome product photos to then promote on your social media.
Create Procreate brushes or fonts to sell on sites like Creative Market and Etsy.
Creating Procreate brushes or fonts is a great way to make money with your Procreate designs. The best part is, once you create a Procreate brush or font, it’s available for sale indefinitely! Here are a few tips for creating and selling your own Procreate brushes and templates:
Create high-quality brushes and templates:
When creating Procreate brushes and templates, make sure to create high-quality, professional-looking products. This will help you stand out from the competition and make more sales. The brush selection tool can help you see what tools are missing to help narrow down creative ideas and what the market needs.
Use a variety of marketing channels:
To sell your Procreate brushes and templates, use a variety of marketing channels such as social media, your website or blog, and online marketplaces such as Etsy or Creative Market. This is a great source of reoccurring sales on a product you only need to create once!
Offer discounts and promotions:
Offering discounts and promotions are a great way to boost sales of your Procreate brushes and templates. For example, you could offer a discount for customers who purchase multiple products, or you could offer a free Procreate brush with every template purchase.
The options are limitless, so get creative with your promotions!
Create a Procreate brush or template that solves a problem:
When creating Procreate brushes and templates, try to solve a problem that digital artists and illustrators face. For example, you could create a Procreate brush that makes it easy to create perfect circles, or you could create a Procreate template for creating complex compositions.
By following these tips, you can make money with Procreate by creating and selling your own Procreate brushes and templates.
Design Procreate templates or illustrations to sell on sites like Creative Market and Etsy.
Etsy and Creative Market have a HUGE customer base looking for templates and illustrations. Think invitations, graphics packs, daily planners – if you can design them, there’s a good chance somebody will buy them!
Templates are a great tool to create because they are not custom so you don’t have to worry about customer support or changes, and you can easily sell them over and over again. Plus, Procreate makes it easy to create templates with their built-in shapes tool.
For example, you can create a whole bundle of wedding templates. Then you can sell them both individually or in a pack. Your bundle could include bridal shower invites, bridal shower games, wedding invites, wedding table number cards, etc. The same thing could go for a baby shower.
Create online courses with Procreate tutorials on sites like Teachable and Thinkific.
Want to share your Procreate skills with others? Think about creating a digital course to share your knowledge! Teachable and Thinkific are excellent sites that help you build your course from the ground up. Once you’ve created your course, you can start to advertise it and watch the money flow in. It is passive income meaning you make money while you sleep!
I created my first course on Teachable and it was so easy. They have pre-made templates to help you keep organized and give you ideas on what to include. Think about courses like watercolor flowers, hand lettering for beginners, digital lettering for kids, etc.
Or you can start a YouTube channel devoted to Procreate tutorials or tips. Not only will this gain you followers, but once you get to a certain number of subscribers, you will start earning that money.
If you’re not interested in teaching courses, but still want to share your Procreate knowledge with the world, then starting a YouTube channel is a great option! You can create Procreate tutorial videos, Procreate tips and tricks videos, or even Procreate haul videos (showing off your Procreate designs and products).
Sell Procreate designs as SVG on sites like Etsy and Creative Market.
Cricut and Silhouette machine creators are always on the lookout for new SVGs to use in their designs. If you have Procreate design files that are saved as SVGs, you can sell them on sites like Etsy and Creative Market. Think baby onesies, holiday tags, personalized teacher gifts, and more!
If you have an iPad, an Apple pencil, and the Procreate app then you are ready to go! Be sure to draw each element on a different layer and then export it as a PNG to your computer. Then you can use Adobe Illustrator to create it as an SVG. Then you are good to sell it as an SVG!
Design Procreate logos or branding elements to sell on sites like Fiverr and 99designs.
Business owners will always be looking for a logo or branding element. If you have Procreate design skills, you can make these. Customers will give you some design inspiration to draw from and you can create their logo or branding. Once the customer is happy with the design, you will be paid for your work!
These can be from super simple logos to very detailed. It all depends on your Procreate skills and what the customer is looking for. Logo creation can be a great way to make money, there are always companies and individuals looking for high-quality designs.
Make sure your work stands out among others offering Logo creation services. High-Quality files, great customer service, and timely responses are all ways to separate yourself from the pack.
Create Procreate illustrations or graphics to sell as stock images on sites like Shutterstock and iStockphoto.
Stock images are always in demand, especially illustrations and graphics. If you have Procreate design skills, you can create these to sell on sites like Shutterstock and iStockphoto. You can even create Procreate animations to sell as stock videos!
When creating Procreate designs to sell as stock images, think about what kind of designs are popular and in demand. For example, if it is close to the holidays, you can create Christmas-themed Procreate illustrations or if it is summertime, you can create Procreate designs with a beach or pool theme.
Join local craft fairs with your products
This is one of my personal favorites! Craft or vendor fairs are fun ways to get involved in your community and make connections with other local makers or buyers.
Next time you see a craft fair, ask a vendor who is in charge to get involved in the next one. Vendors will usually tag you on Instagram as well to promote the event which will also boost your social media presence.
For craft fairs, you set up a booth, usually a 10×10 foot spot. There is also a booth fee that you will need to pay. Then you can create a display for your products. This way, potential customers can actually get their hands on your products which will likely lead to more sales and customers for life!
So there you have it – nine ways to make money with the Procreate app. We hope this blog post has given you some ideas and inspiration on how to generate income with your digital designs. Even if it just gives you a little extra spending money, every bit helps!
If you have any questions or comments, let me know in the comments below!