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You know that being a freelance designer means you don’t get to spend 100% of your time just designing beautiful things all day. Have you considered starting your own Photoshop store to grow your business?

You have 101 other non-paying distractions and important things to do every day.

You know that diversifying your revenue by adding a passive income stream makes sense. It’s a great way to scale your income without putting in more hours or raising prices.

But you don’t have time to mess around with the technical details of setting up an online store to sell your Photoshop templates, brushes, PSD files, textures, fonts, and other digital products.

You don’t want to be spending time unnecessarily on creating your own store if you can spend it on paid client work. What’s the quickest, easiest way to open an online Photoshop store without spending hours setting it all up?

Why Open a Photoshop Store with Selz?

Selz is simply one of the easiest, fastest ways to start selling your Photoshop products direct from a blog or from your own online store. There’s no need to buy compatible premium themes or upgrade to expensive monthly plans.

Start your own photoshop store on Selz, the Ecommerce platform for growing businesses

And Selz makes it especially easy to sell digital products. Each item can be up to 15GB and include multiple files. There are no bandwidth limits, so even if you’re selling streaming MP4 videos you can rest assured your buyers will get what they’re paying for, with no throttling or downtime.

You use Selz to easily to sell:

Ebooks
Instructional videos
Online courses
PSD files
Zipped files
…and anything else up to 15GB

Selz makes the safety of your digital files a priority. You can also customize your online Photoshop store with Selz by using the many different available themes. Selz offers features like PayPal checkout and free integrations including email tools including MailChimp, AWeber, and Campaign Monitor.

Selz vs Shopify vs Squarespace

We often get asked by creators who’re looking for an easy way to create an online store for their digital work, how Selz is different from Squarespace and Shopify.

Both other solutions are popular for building ecommerce websites, but they aren’t designed specifically for digital online stores. From day one Selz was built to give you all the features you need to sell more of your digital files.

Squarespace limits you to only one single item and only 2GB of storage on their cheapest plan. It’s only unlimited on the more expensive $30 a month business plan.

Whereas with Selz you can sell any number of products with multiple files, and each file can be up to 15GB in size.

If you use Selz you can offer people the choice of buying with a credit card, Amex or PayPal. PayPal is one of the most popular forms of online payment and can easily account for 25% of sales. Squarespace doesn’t accept PayPal as it uses Stripe. Which means potentially lower sales as your customers will buy elsewhere.

To sell any digital items with Shopify you’re going to need to add an app to handle the digital files.

This means additional expense and even then you won’t have all the features that Selz offers like video trailers, video streaming, 15GB file size, download to Dropbox, a free Facebook store, etc. Shopify is an expensive option for selling digital items compared to using Selz.

Shopify’s basic plan is $29 per month, plus they will charge 2% transaction fee per sale, and on top of this, you will need to pay the payment processor (Stripe fees are 2.9% + 30c) and whatever fees are associated for the app to handle the digital files. That’s why we think Selz is the best Shopify alternative for your Photoshop store.

How to open a Photoshop store with Selz

Here’s how you can get starting selling in just a few minutes:

How to sell individual items with Selz

  1. Log in to Selz.com: Sign up for free. Create a username and password, or log in with your existing Facebook, Twitter, or Google account.
  2. Add your first item: Items > All > Add an Item, and choose “Digital Item.”
  3. Upload your files: Drag and drop your files you’d like to sell. You can add multiple files, and each file can be up to 15GB in size.
  4. Add the details: Add the title, description, price, and quantity for your item. For pricing, you can set an original price, make your item free, or allow buyers to set their own price (and set a minimum price if you like). You will sell more products with images, and you can add up to 8 images and 1 video or audio file to your item listing.
  5. Share your item: On the next screen, you’ll see many options for sharing your item. You can share the link, or grab the code for a buy-now button or widget to embed in your website.
  6. Selling individual items is as easy as that!

Customize the look of your Photoshop store

Once you’ve added all your products, you’re ready to customize the look of your online Photoshop store.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use the Selz store builder.

That’s it! Now you have a beautiful, professional Photoshop store up and running.

What are you waiting for?

High quality, high resolution, Photoshop brushes sets or collections are still hot. And now its easier than ever to build that passive income by selling them directly. So why wait, give it a go.

If you move fast you can take advantage of the 14-day free trial to get your own beautiful online store.

About the author

Geoff Austin

Geoff Austin

I talk and write a lot. Some of it about ecommerce, selling online, startups, SEO, digital marketing.

Currently, head of analytics for an automotive business in Sydney, facilitating a culture of data-driven decisions. Delivering data-based insights and intelligence.

Chauffeur to twin daughters and a pizza chef master.