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Any designers selling UI Kits?

1 month ago from , UI & UX Designer

I am thinking for a while on starting creating and selling some UI kits, mostly focused on mobile apps. I have some questions for those of you who are selling kits:

Where do you sell them? Do you have a preferred marketplace or on your own website?

How many UI kits do you usually sell per month?

How long does it take for you to create a (let's say) 30 screen UI kit?

What did you learn from this experience?

10 comments

  • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, 12 days ago

    Nobody who succeed with this will post you real numbers. Because of blood, tears, and sweat of an average solopreneur who turned his primary objection into the design kits making and successfully left an office job. No value to disclose and share this information.

    But I can reveal you some strong points.

    So, you have to be ultraskilled at:

    1. UI design
    2. UX design
    3. UX copywriting
    4. Marketing
    5. Self-management
    6. Analytics
    7. SEO
    8. Design scene vision

    Otherwise, you'll waste a month messing with the pixels and got no sales after. More insights relevant to your topic I've posted on Medium more than half of a year ago... Hope this will help you to find the answers without going deeper into the numbers.

    7 points
  • Greg DGreg D, 11 days ago

    I've never understood who even buys UI kits. Why would you want to make one? The market is saturated and kinda pointless IMO.

    2 points
    • Philip A, 10 days ago

      The people who buy UI kits realise that they can shortcut some of their work (not all of it) by handing over a bit of cash. I haven't purchased a UI kit (yet) but I certainly have purchased resources (graphic assets etc) because I don't have the time to do it and it's not that expensive really. Also, when you hand over money, you can be picky and get something that is really high quality, unlike the gazillion free things that are out there.

      Why would you want to make one? Well, if it gets popular you can literally live off the passive income it makes. That's a huge attraction for people. Who wouldn't want to get paid while they're sleeping? Even if it isn't very popular, you can get some extra cash on the side, and if you enjoy make UI kits for fun, it's a hobby that pays you :)

      1 point
    • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, 10 days ago

      Many of reasons. I was kinda surprised when one of my early customers got his career level-up after he purchased one of my products: testimonial

      2 points
  • Vladimir KudinovVladimir Kudinov, 12 days ago

    Good places to sell ui kits are UI8, Creative Market. If you have something outstanding we can place it on Nice, Very Nice — https://niceverynice.com/

    0 points
  • John PJohn P, 7 days ago

    Never understood the point of these in the post-skeu world.

    0 points
  • Jimmy Koli, 12 days ago

    I had asked this question previously but did not get much answers over here. I think the best place to sell UI kits would be UI8.net, Creative mint, Design modo.

    But first thing first to test waters you can have a sample kit made with few elements and post it on websites which provide free resources like Sketchappresources. Once you understand the market then it would be much easier to sell you stuff.

    Also note you have to look into the trends that are in now and design your UI kit accordingly. Hope this helps :)

    0 points
  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, 12 days ago

    I'd be interested in this as well.

    I think a lot of folks here probably buy/sell from the usual sources such as graphicriver etc..but i'd be curious if there were other places...

    I mainly work in Figma now, and would love to put together some UI kits to sell, but not sure if there's much of a market, or if it would be worth the time and effort etc...

    0 points