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I’m not a graphic designer and I make a living from my Canva designs.

Canva is so easy to use that a design background really isn’t necessary.

It can take some practice to make designs you’re really happy with, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be set!

Since it’s such a breeze to get started, it’s also incredibly simple to make products you can sell for a profit.

Here are a few items that anyone can make and sell using Canva.

1. Instagram post templates

So many business owners are using Instagram to market their products and services. The thing is…

Screenshot of my actual earnings on Etsy in April 2021

The answer will probably surprise you- I know I never thought Etsy would be paying my rent.

But here’s the thing: I’m actually making more than enough to cover my rent.

I’m selling $7,000 worth of digital products a month on the platform.

And it’s essentially all passive income- I’m only putting in a couple of hours of work every week.

When I tell people I have an Etsy shop, they don’t take me seriously. I’m usually confronted with, “okay, but what do you actually do for a living?”

Honestly, I’m surprised more people don’t know the income potential of…

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Starting my online business has been the easiest- and yet, the hardest- thing I’ve ever done.

Let me explain: launching my shop on Etsy was incredibly simple. I picked a shop name, created a few digital products on my laptop, and listed them for sale.

At first, I sold nothing for 3 months- not one single item. I got defeated, and needless to say, I closed my shop.

I convinced myself the market was either too saturated or my products just weren’t good enough.

Here’s the thing: I re-launched the same shop a couple of months later and hit $700…

Being better with money doesn’t have to be complicated.

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When I took my first steps into adulthood, there was a lot to be excited about.

Between meeting new people and starting a new career, it always felt like my schedule was full.

My one regret? That I didn’t carve out enough time to think about my finances.

Before I knew it, my 30s were fast-approaching, and I was wishing I’d started thinking about money sooner.

Sure, I was doing just fine- but all I could think about was how much better things would have been if I would have started earlier.

I realized that the simplest money advice is…

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I’ve always believed that passive income was largely a myth.

The concept of starting a business that makes money on autopilot seemed unlikely at best.

To be honest, I still think that truly passive income- where no ongoing effort is required- is not a realistic goal.

The good news is that there is a happy medium between not working at all and 20-hour workdays.

I invested a few hours of my time into starting a digital product business, and after 30 days, I made over $700.

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We’re told to spend our Sundays in the kitchen, prepping a week’s worth of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

After committing some time to a ‘meal prep’ routine, we can have healthy food ready to go for the rest of the week.

This isn’t bad advice, either- there are more than a few benefits to this practice.

By blocking out some time on Sundays for cooking, you don’t need to think about it again for the rest of the week.

You’ve also planned it out to work in your favour- you’ve probably made meals that are both healthier and cheaper than…

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Have you ever felt like your finances have gotten totally out of control?

You’re not sure how you got there, but your credit card is maxed, your savings are drained, and none of your bills have been paid.

Oh, and could payday be any further away? When is it, anyways?

If any of this sounds familiar, then congratulations- you’re human.

You have a lot of priorities competing for your attention, and sometimes, money doesn’t make the cut.

The good news is that money doesn’t have a mind of its own (even though it might feel like it sometimes), and you…

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I spent most of my 20s being laser-focused on one financial goal: making more money.

The second I stepped off that graduation stage with my degree, I knew this was important to me.

Even while I was still in school, I was researching careers and their respective salaries. What job could I get that would pay me the most money?

Since I was graduating with over $30k in student loans, it wasn’t a stupid idea to aim for a high salary.

The issue was that I was getting way ahead of myself.

Making more money is a helpful tool in…

A super easy plan that covers everything.

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Why is it so hard to save money?

This is a question I’ve asked myself, and it’s something a lot of people struggle with.

The next question you should ask yourself is, “Do I have a plan for my savings?”

Saving money is a challenge for several reasons. It requires discipline and commitment, as well as a little planning.

For a long time, I felt that I was missing all of these things. Anytime I put a little money aside, I ended up needing it for something else. …

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There are few things that confuse me more than when someone is told they need to settle down.

If you tell me that I need to get an education, for example, you might have a point. And if I agree with you, I can take actionable steps towards that goal.

But if you tell me that I need to find a romantic partner- how am I supposed to translate that into meaningful action?

I can’t go grab that perfect person, the one that I’ve been setting aside for this very moment of my life.

There isn’t a catalogue I can…

Ashley Jane

Entrepreneur and lover of coffee. Obsessed with learning.

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