Side Hustles 101: How to Make Calendars to Sell


According to The New York Times, calendars and planners are still very popular despite the digital age, with sales growing by 8% from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

People enjoy putting reminders on their phones, as it can be very handy. But as you can see, people also love having a physical calendar in their homes, to help keep them on track of all their appointments, meetings, and events.

Calendars are great for people who want to organize their lives and plan their years, so if you are thinking of making and selling calendars, check out our guide on how to make a calendar.

How to Make Your Own Calendar

If you have graphic design skills or are just looking for a side hustle to earn you some extra cash from selling calendars, then we have the solutions for you. Alternatively, these easy to make calendars could be great Christmas presents for your family and friends if you want to save some money this year.

To make your experience a little less challenging, you can choose from design software that provides you with a calendar template.

There are many things you need to consider when designing and creating your calendars, including the size of the calendar, the cost of making it, and the design of the final product.

Calendar Size

The first thing you need to consider is the size of the calendar. You can choose to make a small wall calendar or a big family calendar that can be split into days of the week and what each member of the family will be doing.

You might even consider designing the same calendar but offering it in different sizes, so your customers can choose which is right for them.

Calendar Cost

The second thing you need to consider is how much it will cost to make the calendar. The main cost will be printing the calendar, so make sure you research the different options available.

For example, if this is a side hustle then you might want to wait until you have an order to print it. Print on demand calendars will save you from spending money that you don’t have. Alternatively, you might choose to print a batch of calendars that you’ve designed so that when a customer does buy one, you can send it to them straight away.

Calendar Design

The final thing you need to think about is the design of the calendar. The best way to establish which products will sell best is by doing some research on the current calendars for sale in shops and online. Have a look at what type of calendar sells well and see what the key themes and designs are of those calendars. There are also several options at

Follow Our Guide on How to Make a Calendar

Side hustles are a great way to do what you love in your spare time and earn some extra cash. Just let your creative juices flow and follow our guide on how to make a calendar and start earning some extra cash this year.

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Jonathan Mookes

Matt is a long-time graphics and design professional, his current research is 3D imaging and video development using bleeding edge technology!

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