Gold City Ventures Review – I made 10,000 Sales on Etsy

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The E-Printables Course by Gold City Ventures offers you everything you need to know to start selling printables on Etsy.

They give you all the information you need to know in order to be successful with this side hustle.

This is a low cost passive income business that anyone can start, and making money is fun and easy to do!

As an accountant I have zero artistic abilities, and I had no problems starting a successful Etsy printables business.

I have grown my Etsy shop to over 10,000 sales from what they taught in their course.

I sell digital products over at Your Frugal Friend on Etsy.

gold city ventures e-printables course

How I Learned About Selling Etsy Printables with Gold City Ventures

I started selling Etsy printables in July of 2019. After searching on Pinterest in June of 2019 for a rotating meal planner, I stumbled across someone’s Etsy shop selling just that.

My mind was blown! I couldn’t believe that someone was making money on this product. I knew that I could make printables as well, but I didn’t know where to begin.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I received an email about a printables class that would teach you how to make and sell printables on Etsy. As a frugal person, I hesitated about paying to take a class. 

I had always wanted to start a passive income business, but didn’t want to put in the cash needed to do businesses such as real estate.

This was a small enough cash investment, that I knew I felt comfortable taking the leap. I started the class that day and never looked back!

After reviewing the curriculum, I knew that I had to do it. I had a vision and the class could make it happen. The class taught me how to make my printables with free platforms such as Canva. 

Canva is Photoshop for people who aren’t graphic designers. The class taught me how to use Canva in bite sized pieces. I was able to create my first printable the day I reviewed the course videos!

Going through the class eliminated the learning curve that I would have faced if I taught myself how to make printables.

This helped me to reach 10,000 sales and quit my day job!

What’s taught in the E-Printables Course by Gold City Ventures?

Here is a look at the modules in the course. Each module includes videos and written information on how to complete each topic. This makes it easy to learn at your own pace.

selling etsy printables

New things are added all the time to the course. You will have lifetime access to all the information, even the updates!

They have added templates for you to use such as habit tracker templates, Pinterest pin templates, and other great ways to take the learning curve out of starting a printables business.

My Etsy Revenue Growth 2019 to August 2020

I went from a revenue low of $3.00 in July 2019 to $1,539.23 in August 2020.

This success can be attributed to the class I took and the printables coaching community that accompanies the class.

selling etsy printables

Through what I learned with the coursework and coaching program, I would add to my product line and add to my knowledge each month.

I have used everything I learned in my business. The printable coaching community helps you to identify current trends and encourages you to keep pushing yourself! 

When I started my shop, I first focused on identifying who my dream customer was and how I could help them.

If you first start with solving a problem, then the product creates itself.

After I identified who my dream customer was, and how I could help them, I began to create my flagship product line.

By doing this, I was able to think of the bigger picture, but create products one by one. 

I wanted to create a system, and each product solved a particular problem in my dream customer’s life.

selling etsy printables

There are ups and downs with any business. Over the last year, I took every hard moment that came my way to use as an opportunity to rethink how I approached my business.

Not giving up helped me to reach all of my revenue goals.

2020 Revenue Update

selling etsy printables

I ended 2020 having earned $18,894.74 with my Etsy side hustle.

For a passive income business, that is a HUGE amount of extra cash. I put it all towards our new home down payment. We reached our savings goal six months early because of my Etsy business.

My 2021 sales between the period January 1st to April 30th have been great!

selling etsy printables

In 2021, I have added more planner products, digital stickers, and small business templates.

I love that I can keep adding new types of products to my shop to continue my sales growth.

2021 Revenue Update

In 2021 I made over $23,000 selling printables on Etsy.

We decided in 2021 to hit the road in our RV for 6 months and travel across the USA. I worked maybe 10 hours on my Etsy business during that time.

This business was almost 100% passive last year. I can’t wait to see how I do in 2022!

selling etsy printables

When’s the last time you started your own passive income business?

You can find the course on how to make your own printables here.

If you decide to purchase the course with my link, you will receive these free Pinterest marketing templates and a 30 minute coaching call from me.

free pinterest pins

The course has been one of the best investments I have made towards my journey to reach financial independence! I am now a top 1% Etsy seller, and every dollar I have earned has gone towards my money goals.

Are you planning on starting your own digital products business? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Hi Sasha,
    Thank you for the content you provided here and for the valuable review of the E-Printables course that you took. I just signed up tonight, and I am so excited! I had started an Etsy store several months ago for a print-on-demand type business, but it never went anywhere and the course was not very good. I was disappointed, discouraged, and was about to close down my Etsy store until now. Since I learned of the E-Printables course through you, I know that my order acknowledged you as the affiliate. Since I signed up through your link, please let me know how I can receive these Pinterest marketing templates and have a coaching call with you.

    Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Karen Davia

  2. Have a question: when you started, did you already have something in mind to start with or did your first product ideas come from the course?

    1. Hi! I had stumbled upon a rotating meal plan product on Etsy that I knew I could make as well. I was inspired by things I found on Pinterest, and then when I worked through the modules of the course I became even more inspired to expand my product offerings. The course has a membership you can join where you get 5 commercial use templates to use each month to grow your own Etsy shop. It makes creation quick and easy. 🙂

  3. Hi Sasha,
    I came across your site through Spencer Haws emails. I am interested in learning more about how you did this. I joined the wait last for the course on e printables upon following your link. As soon as they offer a course I will join it.
    I am interested in receiving templates from you and in your coaching call.
    Thank you

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