How To Use Canva And Earn Money As a Freelancer ( Easy Method)

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Hey folks, I know most of you are looking for different ways to earn extra money. So, today we are going to learn how to start your freelancing journey and start making extra money with Fiverr and Even if you are a complete beginner and don’t have any experience in freelancing, you don’t have to worry. This article will act as a complete guide on how to use Canva and earn money as a freelancer.

Earning money with canva is very easy. You need to have basic design skills and understanding of color combination. That’s it.

Don’t believe me? I am pretty sure, and you will after you are done reading this article. I am going to show you how it is done and how easy it is to earn money using Fiverr and canva.

What is canva?

Canva is an online tool where you can create awesome and attractive designs, banners and graphic art just by drag and drop of a mouse.

Important Note: Canva offers 2 plans.  One is free and you can use that with no issue. And if you want to unlock and more premium features then you have to pay $10 per month. It’s worth investing in premium plan.

Here is how to use canva:

First step

 you need to create canva account from here by signing up with google or facebook.

Canva homepage

Once you have signed up, you’ll need to choose a design that you want to create from this dailouge box.

canva dashboard

After that you’ll be taken to work-space interface of this tool. Here you will find different elements to play with. In this video I expound on this interface and use of canva. Check it out.

Important Note: You can not use canva default images if you are planning to sell. So you must change the canva images with your images. Here is the list of website from where you can download royalty-free images which you can use and sell.

At this point, you are done with setting up your canva account and you know how to use canva.

Now, the important part:-

Creating your Fiverr Account:

Fiverr is one of the best freelancing websites for beginners, where you can sell your services and earn extra money right from your home. Now you have to create your Fiverr account and add gigs related to your services. If you don’t know about Fiverr and you don’t know how to create a Fiverr account or what a Fiverr gig is? I suggest you read these articles.

  • How to create Fiverr Account
  • How to create Awesome Fiverr Gig that sells

Design you can create on Canva and Start selling on fiverr:

  • Infographics
  • Poster design
  • Youtube thumbnail
  • Facebook ad design
  • Instagram post design
  • Facebook post and covers
  • Professional Resumes
  • Posters
  • Etc…

Here are the pre-build canva templates you can use to create stunning graphics for your clients.

For Infographics: see templates here

Infographic templates on canva

For Posters: see templates here

poster template on canva

For invitation: see templates here

Canva main interface

You can see all the other design option here

Now you can sell all the above mentioned design work on Fiverr. People are charging around 5$ to $100 per design, depending on their quality of work and experience. My recommendation is to keep your prices low initially and then increase your prices when you have attained some good reviews on your profile.

Pro-Tip:  It’s good to start with 5$ or 10$ per design if you are completely new on fiverr.

what to sell on fiverr? Let’s Do some Services research on fiverr:-

Log in to your Fiverr account and hover on “ Graphic & Design Category”. You’ll see a lot of opportunities here which you can design by using Canva.

popular graphic design categories on fiverr

If you do more extensive research and click on “graphic & Design” category, you’ll find more design opportunites which you can create with canva.

graphic design services on fiverr

Let’s see some real-life example on Fiverr. So that you’ll get an idea how much earning potential Fiverr has.

 Go to Fiverr search bar search the keyword “Instagram post.”

searching on fiverr regarding service

Let’s checkout the gig of first seller

Fiverr gigs showing sellers

Here is the gig of that seller. You’ll notice this seller has a starting price of 25$ for 3 post design, which isn’t bad at all. And she has 5 orders In queue, and she already sold his gig 42 times. This shows that this seller is making a good amount of money from just this single gig. So, I hope now you got the idea of how much potential this platform has.

Canva provides lots of pre-built templates you can use to make stunning graphics and sell that on Fiverr. I hope this article helps you in understanding this easy money making idea.

If you want to know how to get orders on Fiverr, then let me know in the comment section.


Start earning your first Dollar:-

Are you still with me? I hope you’ll able understand the whole process of making money with Canva and Fiverr. If you have any query, you can ask me in the comment section. I’ll respond you back.

Wrapping up:-

  • Complete guide to making money using Canva and Fiverr with a basic skill ( easy method )
  • Create an account on Canva
  • Create an account on Fiverr
  • Follow all the steps mention above
  • Start earning money online

Now, you are ready to start your journey as a freelancer. Now you know this easy method to make money online with canva and Fiverr. Now it’s your turn to practice and implement these strategies. But do remember that all the above mention tips and strategy only works if you really want to create an extra income stream for you and you have clear goals in my mind.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Canva pro cost $9.95 USD per month . If you are paying annually. And it will cost 12.95 if you are paying monthly. 

If you opt for paid version of canva. Then you’ll get many advance features which you dont have in free version. 

Some of the main features are;

  • Exclusive access to 40 million free photos, illustration and per made templates 
  • Resizing of your design even pre-made templates 
  • Unlimited storage for your photos and assets
  • Option to create Custom colour pallets for your branding & lot more.
    For detailed information check Canva website a

Here are the 9 similar websites you can use to create awesome graphics. 

  1. Stencil
  2. Snappa
  3. DesignBold
  4. Fotor
  5. Piktochart
  6. PicMonkey
  7. Pablo, by Buffer
  8. GIMP
  9. Crello


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M.Saad Ali Bhatti

M.Saad Ali Bhatti

I am a digital marketing consultant, blogger that helps business to develop strong online presence to build trust among their customers. And i also a trainer at freelance pakistan and helps students to start their freelancing journey.


  1. I am interested but earn money

  2. tania says:

    this is so good it makes me think about making an account on fiver coz i have been using canvas and making my own covers using this app thanks for the article sir

    • saad ali says:

      Thank you taniya. If you already have a good hold on canva then you can easily start your freelancing journey.You might able to create an extra income stream with the help of this method 🙂

  3. Samia says:

    Nice informative article. 🙂

    I have a question in my mind.Does Canva allow its users to make graphic designs using its pre-made templates and sell them on fiverr? Is it ethical?

    • arslan abbasi says:

      yes you can use. But dont use their images. Can you swap images and content and then you can sell online

  4. salman says:

    but i guess one thing is missing in canva. that is remove the background. how can we do this if canva is not giving this feature.

    • bharat cheetri says:

      Hi !
      there is background remover tools. just click effect button and you can see background remover.

  5. mahfuz says:

    How can I make this kind of gig and what is the source file? What kind of design I provide the buyer.

    • Rehan says:

      Wow thanx alot … This is a great info… One thing i wanna ask how much money one can make by canva per gig plz reply

  6. Shrutika says:

    Thanks for posting this easy to understand tutorial ! Very helpful indeed.!

    • Reshma Priya says:

      Hello sir, I would like to learn first in canva and then start to earn in fiverr. But you had said that can’t use default images of canva so that means is that goes same for all the elements like templates, music, videos and etc or only for photos options??

  7. apex says:

    can i start freelancing journey without portfolio in fiverr using canva?

  8. Amna says:

    I really want to make an account on Fiver but ,I am a bit confuse about the port folio part ,I’ve heard it should sound professional ,In short i need a little guide…

  9. Adegboye oluwatosin says:

    Thank so much sir
    I learn something here
    Pls how can I Title my gig if I want to use canva

  10. Oli says:

    tempting, like to read this: How to create Awesome Fiverr Gig that sells, can you fix the link, thx in advance

  11. Phakamani says:

    How to get orders on fiverr ?

  12. Mahir says:

    I’ve done everything as per this article and am ready. How to upload my Posters on fiverr now? I can’t find the option.

  13. Fri says:

    Thank you so much for the tips.. I’ve learned from you this morning. And look forward to asking you you more questions. Blessings

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