STOP Using Midjourney, This FREE AI Can Make You 10,275$/month Instead!

Introducing Leonardo AI: The Best Free Alternative to Midjourney

So, early this morning, I woke up and decided to hop onto Midjourney to generate some cool images for a video, but I got this message in response: "Due to extreme demand, we can't provide a free trial right now. Please subscribe or try again tomorrow." Well, that pushed me to dive into finding the best alternative to Midjourney. And most importantly, it had to be free. And finally, I found it!

Leonardo AI, the new game-changer in the world of AI-driven image generation, is constantly updating and growing at a crazy pace. It's already capable of giving Midjourney some serious competition. But the most important thing is when you visit their Discord account, you're greeted with this wonderful statement: "All rights to an image belong to the person who has generated it." Just a reminder, to get the rights to an image generated by Midjourney, we have to pay $10 a month.

If you don't have extra money to spend on images, this is the perfect option for you. In this blog post, I'm going to explain why I've fully switched over to Leonardo AI, how Leonardo AI is better than Midjourney, and how, with the absolutely free Leonardo AI app, you can start making money today. So let's get started!

How to Get Access to Leonardo AI

To get access to Leonardo AI, you need to follow these steps:

1. Go to their website, [](, and click on "Get Early Access."

2. Join their Discord channel.

3. Head over to the room called "Priority Early Access."

4. Follow the link provided to fill out a short form, providing your Discord nickname and email to get an invitation to Leonardo AI.

5. Wait for the invitation to arrive within a day.

However, here's a secret: you don't have to wait for the invitation. Just go back to the "[](" website, click on "Launch App" in the top right corner, then select "Yes, I'm whitelisted." Now, click on "Login to Leonardo AI" and log in using the email you provided in the form. Congratulations! You now have early access to Leonardo AI.

Why Leonardo AI is Better Than Midjourney?

When you visit the Leonardo AI website, you'll notice that it's a web app, which means you don't even need a Discord account, making it much more convenient than Midjourney. Leonardo AI uses a basic token system, similar to many text-to-image services. Leonardo provides you with 150 tokens that reload every 24 hours, allowing you to generate 150 images a day, which is plenty.

On the "Home" page of Leonardo AI, you can check out the works of other users and see for yourself that Leonardo creates super high-quality images. One notable advantage of Leonardo over Midjourney is that you can click on any image and fully see the prompt used to generate it. Additionally, Leonardo AI has a built-in algorithm that lets you remove the background of an image with just a few clicks, giving you more flexibility and control. You can easily click on any image, select "No Background," and download the image as a PNG without the background.

How to Create Images with Leonardo AI?

To create your own images using Leonardo AI, follow these steps:

1. Click on "AI Image Generation" in the left panel of the Leonardo AI app.

2. Write your prompt in the provided field.

3. Choose a model from the options available or explore the "Community Model," which are models created by users themselves.

4. Add a negative prompt if necessary.

5. Explore the "Image Generation" and "Prompt Generation" tabs to refine your image generation process.

6. Adjust settings such as the number of images to generate, resolution, guidance scale, and more.

7. Click "Generate" and wait for the images to be generated.

By following these steps, you can leverage Leonardo AI's powerful image generation capabilities to create stunning visuals for your projects.

How to Make Money with Leonardo AI

As promised, I'll show you a way to make money using Leonardo AI. In a previous video, I already demonstrated how to create stickers with Midjourney and sell them on Etsy. Now, I'll introduce you to another product that you can create with the help of Leonardo AI and sell on Etsy: patterns.

Patterns are simple yet interesting images that, when connected, create a cohesive design. Here's how you can create and sell patterns using Leonardo AI:

1. In the Leonardo AI app, select 4 variations and turn on "Prompt Magic" and "High Contrast."

2. Choose a resolution of 1024 by 1024 pixels and enable "Tiling" for pattern creation.

3. Write a detailed prompt describing the desired pattern, including style, colors, and any other specific requirements.

4. Click "Generate" to let Leonardo AI create variations of the pattern.

5. Once you have the generated images, select the one you like the most.

6. Utilize the available functions to manipulate the image, remove the background if needed, and upscale the image for higher quality.

7. After finalizing the image, download it and proceed to the next step.

Now, it's time to sell your created pattern. You can list patterns like these as digital products on Etsy. Alternatively, you can use services like Printify to create physical products featuring your pattern. With Printify, you can design products such as canvas prints, tough cases, t-shirts, bags, and more. Printify takes care of manufacturing and shipping, making it hassle-free for you as the seller.

By leveraging Leonardo AI's image generation capabilities and platforms like Etsy and Printify, you can turn your creativity into a profitable venture.


Leonardo AI has emerged as a powerful and free alternative to Midjourney, offering impressive image generation capabilities and a user-friendly web app. Its vast range of models, transparent prompt visibility, background removal feature, and the ability to create high-quality images make it a top choice for content creators and designers.

Furthermore, Leonardo AI provides an opportunity to monetize your creations by selling digital or physical products on platforms like Etsy. Whether you're generating images for personal projects or looking to start a small business, Leonardo AI provides the tools and resources to bring your ideas to life.

So why wait? Get early access to Leonardo AI today and unlock a world of creative possibilities!

Note: This blog post is not sponsored by or affiliated with Leonardo AI or Midjourney. The information provided is based on personal experience and research as of the publication date.