How to Make Passive Income by Selling Pillow Covers using FREE AI TOOLS

This store made nearly $450,000 just by selling pillow covers, and there’s another seller on Amazon who sold about 23,000 pillow covers, making at least $16 for each order.

Curious about this success, I quickly searched for more websites selling the same stuff on Google. I discovered an online store that only sells pillow covers, and they’re making good profits through Instagram and Pinterest marketing.

In this article, I’ll share the secrets of starting a successful pillow covers business using free AI tools. I’ll show you how to create designs that people love, set up shops on different websites, bring in customers without paying for ads, and start selling without worrying about packaging, shipping, and fulfillment. Let’s start!

Proof of Success

While exploring Etsy, I came across two distinct shops specializing in pillow covers, both enjoying significant success.

The first shop boasts over 17,000 sales, raking in a monthly revenue of $14,000. The second one, with almost 15,000 sales, generates a monthly revenue of $800.

Now, let’s delve into these shops to discover their top-selling designs and draw inspiration from them.

To effectively generate design ideas, pay close attention to the steps I’m about to take, as you can replicate them to garner a multitude of creative concepts.

Design Ideas

Start by visiting the first shop and examining its best-selling items. Click on each design and extract the keywords related to the design, compiling them in a Google document. Repeat the same process for the second shop. Explore its top-selling designs and compile design-related keywords in your Google document.

For your convenience, I’ve included a link in my description where you can download this document for free and save yourself some time.

Now armed with our design ideas, let’s move on to the design phase. As you’ve likely observed, designs featuring patterns are the top sellers and current trends. Let’s explore how we can replicate these designs using AI.

For the design phase, we’ll utilize Canva due to its free features and extensive capabilities.

Design Phase

Canva provides an array of pre-made designs that assist in creating diverse pillow covers. Additionally, Canva offers remarkable AI tools that allow us to craft different patterns simply by describing our pattern elements, colors, and backgrounds.

To get started, head over to Canva, select “Create a Design,” opt for a custom size, and choose a square design by adding 1000 to the width and another 1000 to the height.

The first method involves going to the “Elements” section and searching for the design ideas outlined in our Google document. For instance, the first design is “Pink Flowers Blossom.

” Select the elements you prefer and start adding them to your design, creating an appealing pink floral look. Download it and repeat the process for other designs from our Google document.

Fulfillment Phase

The second design method involves taking one of our design ideas, adding the word “pattern” to it, and searching for results. Add the patterns you find suitable for a pillow cover, resize them to fill the design frame, and download them.

For the final design method, navigate to “Apps” and search for “PatternedAI” in the search bar. Start describing the pattern you want to create, drawing inspiration from the design ideas in our Google document. This way, you can generate numerous AI-generated pattern designs for your pillow covers.

The next phase involves transforming our digital designs into tangible pillow covers. To accomplish this, we’ll use Printify, a service that handles packaging, fulfillment, and shipping of all your products, allowing you to concentrate solely on the design aspect.

Navigate to Printify and search for “Pillow Covers.” Personally, I recommend the “Spun Polyester Square Pillow Case.” Select it and click on “start designing.” Begin by incorporating the designs you created and downloaded from Canva. Make sure to select the “Pattern” option to ensure your design seamlessly covers the entire pillowcase.

After adding your designs, click on “preview,” and you should see results similar to the following.

Now that we’ve successfully created our products on Printify, the next step involves listing them on a marketplace where potential customers can discover and purchase them.

1st Platform to Sell on

The primary platform for listing our products is Etsy. Head over to Etsy and create a seller account. After setting up your account, let’s explore how to optimize our item listings for higher search rankings.

Go to Etsy and search for a similar listing that is organically ranking, without using ads. Click on it to examine the title, paying special attention to the first four words as they are the most important ones. After reviewing several examples of well-ranking listing titles, go to your own listing title and incorporate similar keywords.

Moving on, it’s crucial to add relevant tags that contribute to better search result rankings. Return to the listing you examined earlier and scroll down to the last section of the page where you’ll find the tags used for that listing.

Start adding these tags into your own listing’s tag section, and now your listing is ready for buyers to discover our designs and, hopefully, make a purchase.

2nd Platform to Sell on

The second platform, and the one I personally recommend for listing your products, is Shopify. The best part about it is that it also has integration with Printify, allowing you to benefit from the automatic fulfillment option, similar to Etsy.

The only difference is that when you’re starting your online store, there’s one super important thing you need – a special web address called a domain name.

Think of it as your store’s very own ID on the internet. Check this out: Rihanna has, Shopify is doing its thing at, and Behance is chilling at Now, here’s the cool part – see the ending of those links? That part, like ‘.store,’ ‘.com,’ or ‘.net,’ is what we call the domain name. It’s like the unique tag that sets each website apart.

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