It is no surprise that digital products are taking the world by storm. After all, it benefits all parties involved. From the buyer’s perspective, digital products are convenient and accessible. For sellers, they’re easy to produce with very low overhead compared to physical products.

One type of digital product that’s become very lucrative in recent years is SVG files. So if you enjoy graphic design, this can be a great way to make some extra money – or even a full-time income!

Here we’ll break down what SVG cut files are, how you can easily create them, and how to start making money by selling them online.

How to Make Money Selling SVG Files

What are SVGs?

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphic, but it is also known as a cut file. In a nutshell, it’s an image file created using a markup language called XML that enables it to be scaled up or down without losing any quality. They’re perfect for things like logos, illustrations, and icons because they look great in any size. They can also be optimized for search engines and are relatively small files.

This is in contrast to raster (aka bitmap) file formats, such as PNG and JPEG, which are made up of pixels and have a fixed resolution. Increasing the size of raster graphics impacts the quality of the image.

Because SVGs are so versatile, they’re highly desirable for crafters because they can use one file to create whatever they need. For example, SVGs are often used to make things like:

This is the market to target when you’re creating SVG graphics to sell!

How to Create SVGs

The first step is to make the graphics you will sell in your shop! Here are the steps for creating these assets. 

Do Some Market Research for Inspiration

Before you start designing, it’s wise to do some market research to get an idea of what’s selling well and what’s in demand.

The easiest way to go about this is to do some searches on Etsy