Thursday, April 27, 2023


I started earning Passive Income Selling Canva Templates as a Momprenuer in 2020 as a way to occupy my time during the pandemic and to earn passive income for our family. I was looking to build a business that was truly flexible with our busy schedule once our lives returned back to normal. I wanted to provide a consistent and impactful income for my family, without having to worry about month end deadlines or the needs of others dictating our schedule. I love the flexibility and stability that it gives our family and that I can truly work it into the nooks and crannies of our busy life. Are you a Mompreneur who is looking to earn Passive Income selling Canva Templates? Keep reading and I will share with you how easy it is to get started!


Let's talk first about what exactly Passive Income is. When you work a Corporate 9-5 or any job where you are paid for your time you have actively worked, you are trading your time for dollars. Passive Income is earning an income without actively working. You do the work up front and are paid over and over again for an unlimited amount of time, even when you are not actively working. As a Mompreneur, your time is so valuable and also very unpredictable when you have kids to tend to all day! The time that you are able to work isn't always when your job wants you to work. You need an income that is consistent even when the time that you are able to work isn't!

There are days I can easily put in a few hours creating Canva Templates for my Etsy Shop, typically it's when the kids are at school or at night after they have gone to bed. Then there are other days when life gets in the way...a child gets sick and is home from school with strep for three days and before you know it, an entire week has gone by that I am not able to work on my business at all. I used to get so stressed when I would have to call off work due when my daughter was sick, our entire life would get turned upside down and I felt pulled in so many different directions. Not to mention the extreme guilt that I felt disappointing my boss but would have felt that much worse not being there for my daughter. I was always so torn! Now I work when I can, especially when life throws you a curveball, without all of the guilt.

You will need to spend a few hours creating your canva template, Sales Funnel, and a marketing strategy but that is the great thing about passive income, you put in the hours up front to create your template, but once it is made, it can be sold multiple times over and over!


There are so many reasons to why I love selling Canva Templates, it's hard to narrow down a favorite. Start up and overhead costs are low, there is never any inventory to manage and ship, and it can all be done with the flexibility to fit any busy Mompreneur lifestyle. These are my Top 5 favorite Benefits to Selling Canva Templates:


There are many great options when you are ready to sell your Canva Templates. I currently use Etsy to sell my Canva templates, it is a great place to get started when you are first starting off as a new Mompreneur.  Etsy is a trustworthy, established and popular marketplace with an audience already searching for Canva Templates to buy. Etsy also handles the sales transactions and payments for you!

Other popular options on where to sell your Canva Templates are:

  • Marketplaces (Creative Market & Etsy)
  • Your own Website or Shop (Shopify, Podia, Kajabi, WooCommerce
There are so many options available, choose whatever option that works best for you!


When you start thinking about what Canva Templates you want to sell, focus on three things...who do you serve, what problems might they have that can be solved by your Canva Templates and what social proof can you provide that you are the right person for the job. That winning combination is what's going to keep you motivated and focused through this entire process. This is called your niche! Once you have your niche, there are several types of template options that you can create to satisfy those three things. Here are a few of the most popular types that are currently selling well on Etsy:

  • Planners
  • eBooks
  • Instagram Templates
  • Invitations
  • Party Games and Favors
  • Greeting Cards
  • Workbooks
  • Project Proposals
  • Challenges
  • Checklists
Keep in mind when coming up with your ideas for Canva Templates to sell, you will always need to focus on your niche. Canva Templates that are vague and serve too many people will get lost in the noisy Etsy marketplace. For example, Instagram Templates are a popular item to sell, however, Instagram Templates designed for a certain niche, such as Real Estate Agents, will sell even better because their content is already created for them. 

Need help with profitable Canva Template ideas to sell? I put together a FREE guide Top 40 Digital Product Ideas, which is full of some amazing ideas to get you started.


Once you have created your Canva Template, you want to give it the attention it deserves by promoting it everywhere you can! Focus on promoting your listings on your social media channels such as Pinterest, Instagram and Tik Tok. The Etsy algorithm will work in your favor the more organic traffic you send to your listings.  The more traffic you send to your templates, the more times your templates will show up in Etsy's search tool. 

You will also want to focus on managing your Sales Funnels to create an even more efficient Canva Template business.  A Sales Funnel is a way of collecting leads (email addresses) through social media and nurturing (funneling) them through a process (series of emails) where they end up eventually purchasing from your Etsy shop. 


Selling Canva Templates will continue to be a popular choice for the busy Mompreneur and the amount of Canva Template ideas to create and sell are truly endless. Earning passive income has never been so easy! Start up and overhead costs are low, there is never any inventory to manage and ship, and it can all be done with the flexibility to fit any busy Mompreneur lifestyle. 

Are you looking to start your own Canva Template Mompreneur business or want to kick start the sales in your current Canva Template Etsy Shop? I put together a 70 page guide for you, the "Mompreneur Mission to Passive Income". It will walk you through everything you need to know about starting a profitable Canva Template Etsy Shop along with some of my greatest tips to set yourself up for long term success.⁠

Wednesday, April 12, 2023



Are you a Mompreneur ready to start earning Passive Income by selling digital products on Etsy? I have put together a 70 Page Mompreneur Method to Passive Income for you! My amazing guide will help guide you through step by step to opening a successful Etsy Digital Product Shop so you can start earning Passive Income today. If you have been wanting to start earning Passive Income but didn't know where to start, then you're in the right place! CLICK HERE to get started.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Hello Mompreneur!

Selling Digital Products will continue to be a popular choice for the busy Mompreneur in 2023 and the amount of digital product ideas to create and sell are truly endless. Earning passive income has never been so easy! Start up and overhead costs are low, there is never any inventory to manage and ship, and it can all be done with the flexibility to fit any busy Mompreneur lifestyle. If you are looking to start your own Digital Product Etsy shop in 2023 or want to kick start the sales in your current Etsy shop, then download my FREE TOP 40 DIGITAL PRODUCT IDEAS FOR 2023 to get started!


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Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Happy Wednesday Mompreneurs! With Summer coming to an end, it's time to kick your productivity up a notch when it comes to your business now that the kiddos are back to school.  

Even though you may have a few more hours in your day to work your business, those hours can go by pretty quickly and can often get away from you if you are not careful.  

How can you maximize your productivity and stay focused on your Momprenur business, especially while the kiddos are at school? I have some tips just for you!


1. Organize and Prioritize Your To Do List

Every morning I prioritize my to do list and write in my Daily Routine Printable Planner the Top 3 things I would like to get done that day.  I focus on those 3 things throughout the day and if I end up checking them off my list, then it has been a productive day.  

Anything else after that is considered gravy.  Don't try to take on the world and approach each day with a huge to do list.  You will be left feeling frustrated and disappointed. 

2. Complete Harder Tasks During the Day

Complete your harder tasks, goals and deadlines for during the day while your kiddos are at school and leave the easier tasks for your evenings and weekends when they are home. 

Do you write blog content or create Instagram Reels for your business?  Those tasks can require a lot more of your undivided attention. Save them for school days to lessen the chance of a kiddo walking into the room while you're recording a fun reel asking for a snack.

3. Focus on One Task at a Time

Focus on one task at a time with little distractions. Even though the kids are at school during the day, working from home still has it's distractions.  Turn off your phone, TV or any other distracting screen. 

Set a timer for that one task you are focusing on. If your task is too large, break it down into bite sized pieces. It will not feel so daunting to complete.

If you don't end up finishing your Top 5 things that day, give yourself some grace and move them to the top of your to do list for the next day.  

One of the hardest things for me as a Mompreneur was the urge to cross everything off my to do list all in one day.  It's easy to fall into the trap that you can do "all the things", especially while the kiddos are at school. There are days it just isn't possible. Try not to set unreasonable expectations for yourself, it can lead to overwhelm and burnout. 

By only focusing on your Top 3 things, you will end the day feeling much happier and productive.

How do you stay productive in your Momprenuer Business?  Please share in the comments below, I can not wait to hear more amazing productivity tips!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021



Hello Mompreneurs!  I hope you are all having a great week.  We are wrapping up the final 2 weeks of school, it's so hard to believe that this unpredictable 2020 school year is coming to an end.  It is certainly ending with a little more normalcy than when it began which I am so grateful for.  It truly is a blessing to see things slowly returning to normal, and with Summer on the horizon, life just feels a little more relaxed.   Although 2020 was a stressful one, I feel it forced us Mama's to pause and truly think about what we wanted for our future and for our families.  For me, I was looking to a make a career change.  As a "retired" Corporate Accountant, I had been out of the Corporate world for 8 years and was not looking to go back to the office anytime in the near future, definitely not during these uncertain times.  There is one thing that came out of 2020 that I am truly thankful for...building my Mompreneur Studio Etsy Digital Product Business.  I love the flexibility and stability that it gives our family and that I can truly work it into the nooks and crannies of our busy life.  Have you been thinking about selling digital products?  Here are my Top 5 Reasons for Selling Digital Products on Etsy.


One of the biggest challenges of running a small business is the upfront cost and time of creating products to sell, the time spent packing orders and finding space to store your inventory.  With an Etsy Digital Product business, you create your product ONCE in Canva, download the item into a shareable jpeg or pdf file, upload the same file into your Etsy listing to be purchased over and over again.  There is absolutely no inventory involved when running an Etsy Digital Product business which will save you so much time, money and the need for storage space! 


All you truly need to start an Etsy Digital Product business is a laptop/desktop computer, the PRO version of Canva and Etsy!  Opening a shop on Etsy is FREE to get started and costs only 20 cents for every product listing you create.  When designing your digital products in Canva, I do recommend purchasing the PRO version, it provides you with the ability download digital templates for you to sell and only costs $12 a month.  As a former Corporate Accountant, I love that there is very little start up and overhead costs when it comes to building an Etsy Digital Product business.  After all, this is a business not a hobby and you want to keep your costs down, especially when you are first getting started! 


As a busy Mom, you need a business that is truly flexible and one that can thrive right a long with your busy and unpredictable schedule.  With my kiddos being involved in #allthesports, I don't have the flexibility to be tied down to the tough demands of working a Corporate job or running an inventory based business.  If we are having a busy week, I do not have to stress out about finding the extra time to keep up with my business or sacrifice sleep staying up late to pack orders that need to be shipped.  My Etsy shop is already stocked with digital products to be purchased over and over again and needs very little intervention from me to continue to run efficiently.


I have to admit, I love waking up in the morning to see that I have received orders from my Etsy shop while I was asleep.  That is exactly what passive income is, creating a digital product ONCE to sell it over and over again... even while you sleep!  All of your hard work is spent up front during the digital product designing and planning process, once your item is listed, you can sit back and let your Etsy shop work it's magic.


Is there anything more stressful than taking kids to the post office? LOL! In all seriousness, selling digital products is so much easier than selling physical products for the simple reason that there is nothing for you to ship.  Once your customer purchases your digital product, it is sent to them immediately via email for them to enjoy.  You do not need to spend precious time away from your family packaging up orders, running to the post office with hundreds of boxes and children in tow or spending the extra time it would take to track orders lost in the mail for your customers.

My Mompreneur Studio business has been such a blessing to our family that I couldn't wait to share my knowledge and experience to help other Mompreneurs build a Etsy Digital Product Business of their very own!  Are you ready to start or do you currently sell digital products on Etsy?  I have put together a 70 Page Etsy Digital Product Planner for you! My amazing planner will help guide you through step by step to opening a successful Etsy Digital Product Shop.  If you have been wanting to start an Etsy Digital Product business but didn't know where to start, you're in the right place!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Hello friends! Happy Tuesday, I hope you are all having a great week so far.  I know there are so many of us trying to adjust to our new normal which also means learning to work from home...with kids.   Even though I have worked from home at some capacity over the last 9 years, this is something that is continuously evolving for me.  I am excited to share with you a few things that have worked for me over the last several years.
  have certainly had my fair share of exciting victories along with some very ugly major fails trying to balance my family's needs with my business needs.  I hope that by sharing a few of my favorite tips will help you run a more successful at home business or get through that never ending corporate workload.  Balancing a busy family with a home based business is one of the biggest challenges I have ever had to take on, but with a lot of perseverance, planning and hard work, you too can achieve success and live a life you love.
  • Wake up before the kids.  I love getting up early in the morning, this is my ME time: it's quiet and my phone isn't chiming with endless alerts.  My house is cozy and I get so much done.  This is also my time to sit down and plan out my to do list for the day without interruption.
  • Get a good planner and use it.  In order to remember all of my business commitments, children's activities, school schedules and Jeff's work schedule, I needed a good planner to keep us organized.  Every Sunday I set aside an hour to go over my planner for the week, review what we have planned and schedule business activities around my family's schedule.  I also created a command center with a white board calendar system in our kitchen so we always had our family's schedule in front of us.  My husband loves to glance at our command center calendar every morning to see what we have going on as a family once he comes home from work.  It helps to keep us all organized and on schedule.
  • Keep an organized to do list.  Every morning I prioritize my to do list and write in my Daily Routine Printable Planner the top 3 things I would like to get done that day.  I focus on those 3 things throughout the day and if I end up checking them all off of my to do list, then it has been a productive day.  Anything else after that is considered gravy.  Don't try to take on the world and approach each day with a huge to do list.  You will be left feeling frustrated and disappointed.  Set reasonable expectations for yourself always putting the primary focus on your family.  Their needs come first.  If you don't end up finishing those 3 things, give yourself some grace and move them to the top of the to do list the next day.  One of the hardest things for me as a work from home Mom was that I always wanted to knock out everything on my to do list all in one day.  With the distractions of having 2 kiddos at home, it just wasn't possible.  By focusing on only 3 things, you will end the day feeling a sense of accomplishment and like you didn't ignore your family's needs in the process.
  • Create a functional work space.   One of my most favorite rooms in our home is my office.  I have completely made this space my own by painting the walls my favorite spa blue color and have everything organized to my liking.  I am truly the happiest and most productive working at my desk because I know it is the one thing in our home that is mine.  I also love to start my day off with a clean desk, be sure to keep your work space clean and decluttered.  Each morning I file away necessary paperwork and put items back in their proper place before tacking my to do list.  If you don't have a designated room in your house that functions as a home office, find a corner of your home that you can declare as your designated work space.  
  • Set business hours and stick to them.  One of the hardest things I have had to do when working from home was to know when to "clock out" and to finally end my work day.  I would work all day long if I allowed myself.  I am a natural people pleaser and would find myself answering work related questions at all hours of the night.  By setting specific business hours and communicating them, you have now set the expectation that you will not be responding to questions until the next business day.
  • Get dressed every day as if you were going into an office. As a former Corporate Accountant, I used to LOVE dressing up every day.  Ann Taylor and I were total BFF's.  My favorite quote as a career girl was "dress for the job you want, not the job you have".  Once I became a stay at home mom, I slowly turned into that yoga pants wearing Mom and barely ever got dressed or did my make up.  It just wasn't a priority and some things just had to be sacrificed in order to get everything done.  I slowly found that when I did make an extra effort in my appearance, I would also make an extra effort in my business.  I became more confident in what I was doing because I felt better about myself.  Now with Facebook Live and Instagram Stories playing such an important part in our work from home businesses, I make it an effort almost every day to do my hair and make up incase the opportunity presents itself to hop on Facebook Live or create a small video.
  • Designate a power evening one night a week.  I allow myself to stay up late (2-3 hours) one night a week to knock out a few items on my to do list that I can't seem to get done during the day.  I also save the tasks such as filming YouTube videos, writing newsletters or blog posts that require full concentration and without the constant interruptions from the kids.   I found that I would accomplish more in one power evening than it would take me in a week due to the constant daily interruptions from my family.  I would have to drink an extra cup of coffee the next day, however,  it was worth it knowing how much I had accomplished the night before.
  • Turn your home office into a Post Office. Back when my kiddos were little, I dreaded the task of taking them to the Post Office.  Standing in that long line and keeping my kids focused was like herding cats into a box.  My son would stand next to me for about two minutes and then run off while my daughter struck up a conversation with the woman five people in front of us.  I was literally out of breath and red with embarrassment by the time we got back into the car!  I then discovered an amazing gadget called a Postage Scale and never have to go to the Post Office again.  It's like having a Post Office right inside your home!  The mailman and I are now BFF's, he knows to expect a lot of packages from me.  And if you have too many to mail out, leave him a little note in your mailbox asking him to pick up the remaining packages from your front porch.  This has truly been a game changer for me.
Here is what you need to transform your Work At Home Office into a Post Office:

1. Dymo Postage Scale.
2. Avery Internet Shipping Labels.
3. Pay Pal Ship Now Account.
4. Scotch Bubble Mailers.
5. Catalog Envelopes

Using the Postage Scale is so easy!  Here is what you do:

1. Pull together your package to be mailed and weigh it using your Postage Scale.

2. Go to the PayPal link.  If it does not automatically bring you to the 'Ship Now' portal, you will have to key to get you there.

3. In the Address Information section, fill out your customers address and your email so you have a record of your shipment and purchase.  

4. In the Shipment Information section, there will be two drop downs you will need to select from.  I always choose First Class Mail Parcel 2-5 Days and Package/Thick Envelope.  You can certainly change these options depending on what you are shipping, however, this is what I use most of the time.

5. Fill out the weight of your package, the second boxes is the ounces which is what you will mostly use.

6. Click on Continue.  It will bring up a screen with your postage rate.  Then click on Print Label.  Another Pop-Up window will show asking you if you want to print a sample label.  I printed a sample label with my first couple of packages as I was getting used to the process and to see how my printer worked with this system.

7. Print your label!  I have to cut mine out of the Avery label sheet.  Peel and stick. 

8. Do a happy dance to your mailbox knowing that you do not have to drag the kids to the Post Office.

I can practically hear all of the Mama's rejoicing as they read this.  Have you discovered a work from home tip during this uncertain time that has changed your life?  Please share in the comments below, I can not wait to hear more amazing business tips!
      Have a great day!


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    Monday, March 29, 2021



    Why it's Important to Brand Yourself

    Hey there Mompreneurs!  I hope you are all having a great week.  Today I wanted to chat with all of you about why it's important to brand YOURSELF as a Mompreneur.  After spending 9 years in the industry, I have found it is one of the primary keys to success. In a noisy on line world, you only have a few seconds to grab the attention of your audience.  If you are inconsistent in your branding and not setting yourself apart from the crowd, you will quickly go unnoticed. How do you grab your audience's attention to keep them from scrolling by? Branding is the key!

    Branding is more than just fancy fonts or logos, it is also your authentic voice and what makes you, YOU!  A clear brand will allow your clients to get to know you, your personality and your message. Clients typically buy from people they know, like and trust which is the ultimate goal when it comes to building your own unique brand.  Branding yourself also sets you apart from the other consultants in your company and from your company itself.  It shows you are a true professional who takes their Mompreneur business seriously and that you are not just another sales consultant trying to sell products.

    How to Brand Yourself

    When first establishing your brand, begin by establishing your personality and on line voice.  Whether you want to come across as someone who is fun and upbeat or a more serious expert that provides value, be sure you are portraying your true authentic self.  Being authentic helps your audience to better connect with you and builds trust, however, you don't want to get too personal by oversharing every little detail of your life.  Always keep your branding message upbeat and positive regardless of what is going on in your personal life!

    Colors and fonts play an important part when establishing your brand.  I recommend choosing three to six colors and two to three fonts to use.  An easy way to bring your brand message to life is to utilize a brand board.  A brand board is an easy way to organize all of your fonts, colors, patterns, and logos to ensure that any graphic you create is cohesive with your brand.

    Once you have decided on colors and fonts, it's time to create a logo using your key branding elements.  Choose a logo that is easily recognizable and is consistent with your branding message.  I highly recommend using your logo to watermark all of your images, it marks your ownership of that image and helps a potential customer to easily circle back with you.

    One thing to keep in mind when building your brand is to identify your target market and who you want to market to.  It's important for your brand to align and "speak to" this target market.  This is called defining your niche market.  Defining my niche helped me to:
    • understand my customers specific needs
    • become the expert 
    • stand out from competitors
    • build trust and credibility
    • stand out in a saturated market
    Not everyone is your customer, when you try to speak to everyone, you speak to no one.  Once you identify who is, you can speak to them specifically and focus on their needs through your brand message.  

    What to Do Once You have Established Your Brand

    Once you have established your brand, be consistent with it across all of your social media channels.  Your audience will not always see every post you make, which is why your brand message must always remain the same when they do happen to scroll by.  Posting frequently on social media with a consistent brand message will help you to become easily recognized and leave a lasting impression with your audience.  Did you know it takes a potential client to see something at least 8-10 times before they will actually listen?  It also takes someone listening to your message 21 times before they will actually buy.  Consistency and frequency in your branding message is the key to your audience recognizing and remembering you!

    Have you branded yourself within your Mompreneur business yet or do you still need a little direction?  I would love to help you build the brand of your dreams and to help you stand out in this noisy on line world.  Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or check out my shop to see some of my pre made brand boards and logos.

    Don't forget to sign up for my Top 40 Digital Products to help get you started!

    Have a great day!



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