There are countless ways to make money online in this era. This is thanks to the many digital innovations and platforms that now exist. There has never been such a time when one can make money from the comfort of one’s home. It is mind-blowing to think that one can make money solely from one’s smartphone. The opportunities are endless. Today, let us talk about one digital platform you can use or use. This is a digital platform called Canva. Many people, especially in Zimbabwe, have not realized the business prospects of Canva.

What Is Canva?

Canva launched ten years ago, is best defined simply as a cloud-based (or online) graphic design platform. There is a long list of content you can make with Canva, namely presentations, resumes, social media posts, logos, posters, thumbnails, wallpapers, infographics, brochures, certificates, labels, invoices, banners, worksheets, business cards, newsletters, e-books, and so much more.

There are over 50,000 customizable templates for whatever you wish to design. The remarkable thing is you can use Canva just using the free plan and still produce high-definition stuff. If ever you pay to access the premium features, the value you access is even more. It is accessible as a web app, or you can download the mobile app for Android or iOS. Let us look at ways you can explore to cash in with Canva:

Selling Templates

There are plenty of templates that you can make and sell. The idea behind this is interesting. Some people may know about Canva but may not have the creativity aspect in them. Thus, they may not be cut out to develop alluring designs for whatever they need. For instance, it could be for a poster, a flier, or an online banner. You can take it upon yourself to develop well-thought-out designs and sell them as templates. This will make it easier for customers to use them as is or tweak them and use them. Remember, at the heart of Canva, that is how it works, i.e., you will be creating designs from templates. You can do the same by creating your designs and selling them as templates.

Printable Items And Digital Products

This refers to a wide array of items you can make and sell. Some common ones you may know are business cards, calendars, gift cards, artwork, planners, company profiles, etc. The idea here is to do your research to figure out what sells. The possible focuses are endless. You can be guided by the templates that are available on Canva.

The time it takes to make something depends on its complexity and your data network strength. If your internet connectivity is good, downloading and printing take a few moments. The beauty of digital products is that you can sell them in digital form; it takes away the hassle of printing. Digital products can be company profiles, logos, e-fliers, e-posters, content for social media, and so on.

Print On Demand Business

This is a good one but may need some substantial initial investment. Alternatively, you could partner with someone. This is because you will need printing machinery and other specialized machinery. Some everyday items here are t-shirts, caps, mugs, etc. Canva comes in on the fact that whatever designs you will need, you create them with it. You can choose to make generic designs or designs based on customer requests. Just to help you think a certain way.

Many people wish to start a print-on-demand business but are held back by one thing. As in, they may not have graphic design skillsets. They feel outsourcing will be a hassle and compromise their overheads, too. With Canva, you do not need to have graphic design expertise. You need to find your way around Canva and use your creative mind. You will end up being more productive than an actual graphic designer. Thus, starting a print-on-demand business with Canva is a great idea.


There are templates and designs to choose from on Canva. You can thus easily make professional-looking e-books. What the e-books will be on is broad and diverse. For instance, on one end, you come up with e-books on areas like finance, personal development, and the like. Then, on the other hand, you can make e-books for kids, e.g., coloring or puzzle books. These e-book concepts can be lucrative, given the high demand for such stuff. The beauty of all of this is minimal effort is required. As for sales, the best approach would be to sell the e-books on Amazon Kindle. You can kindly check out the article on how to make money publishing e-books on Amazon Kindle.

Create Courses And Or Conduct Online Courses On Using Canva

There is so much to Canva that many people do not know. Even those who know and use it still know little about Canva. For example, some people do not know you can develop websites with Canva. Creating courses and conducting online studies using Canva is thus a good business idea. You will not even need to charge much, but having many people enroll will do the trick. At the most basic, you can create a course on how to use Canva and sell it. This can be a hit in Zimbabwe, where not many people know Canva comprehensively.

These are some of the ways you can consider making money with Canva. The business ideas we explored can branch off into other business ideas. For instance, with Canva, you can quickly become a social media manager. I mentioned the website aspect; this means you can start web development with Canva. There is plenty to make money from with Canva.