Making a few dollars on the Creative Market, while working full-time


October 2, 2022



What is creative market?

Creative Market strives to help creators around the globe turn their imaginative concepts into reality. It's a digital platform where users can buy and sell various types of digital content, with a 40% commission on each sale.

Commission of 40%, is it worth it?

Assuming a 40% commission, is it worth it? I think so. I know some of you may think the commission should be lower. But from another perspective, Creative Market helps you with a lot of things: from marketing to collecting taxes, which can take quite a lot of time. So even though the commission may seem high, it's worth it in the end.

Why you should consider open your own Creative Market store?

Creative Market is a great place to sell your creative work, whether it's photos, templates, or fonts. It's simple to set up a store, and you can make a lot of money if you build up a good reputation.

So, you can focus on what you love the most - the creative process. Every decision that you make,  should be done with your customers' feedback in mind. You should also take your own feelings into account to ensure that you are making the best decisions possible for your business.

You don't need to be a marketing guru or have years of experience in sales to get started. The Creative Market will help you by bringing the audience to your store.

They offer you an opportunity to promote your goods. Mostly, it is the sales actions like cyber-monday, black Friday etc. where your good can be shared on discounted pages. You can also offer freebies to make a higher volume of traffic to your store. Once you're lucky, your store can be picked for their email marketing.

Once you get approved to sell on Creative Market, you can start uploading your files without other checks.

How can you make the most of it?

Here are some tips I learned by creating my own store on Creative Market.

Upload your work and make sure that your profile is written clearly. Make sure that your profile is written clearly and that your work is easy to find and access. Customers want to be able to see what you can offer and what your skills are without difficulty.

Market your store by promoting it on social media, on other marketplaces, and in your portfolio. I've found that Pinterest, Twitter, and Dribbble work great for me. Dribbble has fantastic integration with Creative Market.

Write a blog on your website and update it regularly with content relevant to your market. A blog can be a great way to connect with your market and provide relevant, fresh content on a regular basis. By writing blog posts that are tailored to the interests of your target audience, you can create a strong connection with them and build your brand. Plus, regular updates will keep your website fresh and engaging, which can help boost your traffic and conversions. You can use for example Webflow for building a stunning blog websites.

When it comes to having fun, don't be afraid to try new things – just like I did when I developed a large library of icons for designers, marketers, and developers. This was something that I enjoyed doing in my free time, and it was a great way to explore my creative side. So if you're looking for a new hobby or activity, why not give it a go? You never know what you might end up enjoying!

Focus on the trends and make sure, your keywords are relevant. The Creative Market uses their own search strategy, feel free to analyze the upcoming trends and use the right keywords to tag your work as best as possible.

Two months ago, I joined Creative Market. Here are my results so far.

On my store, you can find out over 100+ design goodies from icons, banners, and web templates. Till now I have earned $247 in revenue (17 sold items). The Creative Market grabs the 40 % commission + taxes payouts, so I will get $95.

You may be asking it's quite a small amount of $ in 2 months. For me, it's enough. As I said before, it's my side project while working full-time. And with no marketing effort - those results are quite good and I will continue selling on Creative Market.

I am primarily selling my products on Gumroad, but that's a different story.

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