Best Ways to Earn an Income Online with Photoshop
You got some awesome Photoshop skills?
Want to make a decent passive online income?
According to Glassdoor, Photoshop skills are one of the top skills for entry-level jobs. But we are more focused on online mediums to earn an income. We are going to share with you some amazingly easy and quick ways to monetize your Photoshop skills online.
1. Sell Photoshop tutorials/courses
If you are a master of a particular Photoshop skill, the most obvious way for you to make an income is to pass that skill to those who are willing to pay for it.
You can teach others your awesome editing skills by creating tutorials or courses and selling them on online marketplaces like Udemy and Coursera. Alternatively, if you have devoted audience, you can sell your course on your own platform.
According to SkillShare, new teachers offering Photoshop courses earn on an average $200 in the first few months while top-performing teachers easily make up to $3,000.
3. Create and sell fonts online
Photoshop can get you decent income online if you know how to create fonts.
There are several marketplaces where you can sell fonts online including Myfonts.com, Creative Market, Sellfy, and Fontshop.
There is no exact figure available as to how much money can be made creating and selling fonts, but it is possible to make a good amount. However, if you sell your font to a major company, you can make astronomical amounts.
3. Create and sell stock images
Do you already have tons of images that you created with Photoshop, just lying dormant on your hard drive?
Why not sell them as stock images. Although competition is much stiff on stock photography sites like Shutterstock and 500px, if you have creativity, then you can potentially earn up to $500 a month on autopilot.
4. Create and sell website themes
Half a million websites are created every single day. We don’t have to explicitly state why website designers are so much in demand.
While there were web developers to create websites, but an entirely new industry came to be that changed how websites are created-the industry of website themes.
Website themes can be used to create websites over and over again. If you have the skill to create a website layout in Photoshop, then you can learn a bit of coding to turn your layouts into usable themes (or hire a freelancer for the job).
You can sell your themes on Themeforest, Creative Market, and Sellfy. Your earning potential will depend on the number of copies you sell, but there is no limit. For instance, the top-selling theme on Themeforest, Avada has sold over 440,000 copies for $60 per piece, making over $20 million to date.
5. Create and sell printable planners and journals
You are truly limited by your imagination only as you can create a plethora of printable planners and journals across hundreds of niches.
Etsy is one of the most amazing market places to sell such digital goods online. You can easily make up to $2,000/month.
These are just the starting pointers; you can utilize your Photoshop skills in many more ways to earn online.