Following How To Create & Sell Crossword Puzzles For Free, here is another free resource for creating multiple types of puzzles including Crosswords and Word Search for selling. Let us create an easy example crossword puzzle for print and export with solutions.
In a competitive modern market, we have to niche down to have a better chance for sales, we will next explore how to create a theme dictionary for incorporating into our new puzzles.
How to create and sell free puzzles with solutions
- Crossword Express
Crossword Express is a labor of love stretching 25 years in the making of a particular individual.
How to install Cross Express?
- Download and install Java from here if you do not already have it
- Download the ZIP file from this page. Unzip it. Double-click the Crossword-Express.jar file to run the program. Read the Read Me file.
How to create a puzzle with Crossword Express?
Let us start with a crossword puzzle.
Congratulations, at this point, we should have multiple high-quality PNGs that we can import into any book editing app or site for selling.
How to create a dictionary theme for our puzzles?
It is impertinent in current competitive markets to distinguish our products from others. Creating puzzles with curated words enables us to do just that.
How to sell Crossword Express puzzles?
Here are some ideas that we may get creative with.
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Benefits of Crossword Express
- Free working shareware/freeware (why freeware)
- Multiple types of puzzles e.g. 30 including Crossword and Word Search
- No limitations at all to creating an unlimited number of puzzles
- High PNG pixel resolution quality export option
- Commercial use allowed. The author would like the website to be mentioned with each puzzle e.g. www.crauswords.com
Disadvantages of Crossword Express
- Old Java program
- The program may not be very robust or very intuitive to work with
- The website is not on SSL
- The print to PDF option may not work as expected
Crossword Express VS Crossword Labs
- Crossword Express (CE) has multiple puzzles but Crossword Labs (CL) only Crosswords
- CE is a Java program while CL is web-based
- CE is free without limitations. CL is free but a 10 dollars lifetime subscription has more options for hidden or private puzzles
- CL is more intuitive with fast words insertions for a crossword puzzle
Crossword Express is a useful program for creating certain puzzles quickly. Although it is not a modern app with the latest technologies and may have some glitches, it is nevertheless working shareware/freeware that can still produce an unlimited number of evergreen puzzles for any free and commercial use.
Remember there are multiple puzzles that can be generated all for free. My gratitude to the author for his hard work and generosity. Please consider contributing with a donation to the author if you are a satisfied user.
Crossword Express is a powerful route that can be a feasible viable source of passive income for anyone interested to put in the hard work and time.
The puzzles can be sold as KDP books, Etsy PDF downloads, YouTube or site videos, website membership access, or even incorporated into games or publish as games embed.
How to open the Crossword Express puzzles with Open in Preview or Save As PDF?
A possible reason is that your operating system does not have a PDF print driver. A solution can be to install a free one from here.
Is there more video information for Crossword Express?
Please visit the official YouTube channel here.
How to create videos and games with the puzzles?
Videos and games are very broad topics in their own domains. Here are some ideas of what can be possible:
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