Make Money Scrapbooking for Others!
Home Business Idea: Scrapbook Creation
Scrapbooking is a favorite hobby of many. It involves displaying one's favorite photographs in a unique and beautiful way. Scrapbooking supply stores have opened in many cities and towns, making it easy to find beautiful embellishments for our memories.
Lots of people love the look of scrapbooks, but some do not have the time or skill required to make their own. Scrapbooking can be somewhat time-consuming, especially to novices. Creating beautiful scrapbooks for others can provide you with a lucrative and fun home business opportunity.
Getting Started with Your Scrapbooking Business
To create scrapbooks, you will need albums, paper, page protectors, adhesives, and decorative accents. Scrapbooking supplies can be found at many craft stores and specialty shops. They are also available online. If you can find them in bulk, you can get a better price on them, lowering the cost of your creations.
You can save money by having your customers purchase their own albums, or by purchasing them as you go. You will recover your costs once the scrapbook is paid for, but when you're getting started buying a lot of albums may not be feasible. Another way to save money in the beginning is to buy only basic supplies at first. You can always buy more embellishments as needed. Another option is to join a Direct Sales company that sells scrapbook supplies or rubber stamps and use those supplies as the foundation for your business.
Promoting Your Business
Promotion of your scrapbooking business can be done in many ways. You could place ads in newspapers and other print publications. Fliers showing pictures of some of your favorite creations can be placed in various locations. You could even set up a portfolio website so that potential customers can browse numerous samples of your previous work.
Craft fairs and festivals provide great opportunities to promote a scrapbooking business. They give you the opportunity to show entire albums that you've done. They also allow you to speak face-to-face with interested parties. You can answer any questions they might have, explain techniques, and show some of the materials you use.
Scrapbooking is a passion for many. If you eat, sleep, and breathe scrapbooking, creating scrapbooks for others and making money doing so could be a dream come true. Many people's busy lives do not allow them much time for hobbies, and they would gladly pay someone to make a beautiful album featuring their treasured pictures. Offering this service can provide you with a steady income while allowing you to spend more time doing something you enjoy.
As someone with very little time and patience, I would definitely hire someone to do my scrapbooking for me — in a heartbeat!
My friend, Dawn, has put together a complete course on Scrapbooking for Profit. So, if you LOVE Scrapbooking, find out how to turn that into cash (or more cash if you're already a Consultant for a Scrap company). 😉
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DeborahWJuly 16, 2008 at 11:07 am
Hi Nicole, your blog popped up via one of my google alerts (“scrapbooking for others”). I’m a scrapbooker for hire so I enjoyed your article; however, you’ve left out an important factor – some of us are DIGITAL scrapbookers for hire! There are tons of advantages to creating scrapbooks digitally, beginning with the most basic – you don’t have to print out your digital photos! Digital scrapbooking is definitely on the rise, and will become hugely popular in the near future (we’re already “green”). Would love to share other cool things about digital scapbooking, if you are interested. Now, I’m off to check out Vera’s course!
Gimme4Free.netAugust 6, 2008 at 2:34 am
Great post, I never knew you could make money from this!!!
Thanks a lot
AlexMAugust 13, 2008 at 11:18 am
I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!
Julie VPAugust 18, 2008 at 6:29 pm
Hi Nicole-good article-I am also a scrapbooker for hire-have been for about 4 years now (wow that time flies!). I think one of the reasons it is so important to have a scrapbook created is to preserve those memories for future generations. I have so many old photos I know nothing about-and the photos that I do know who the people are I still don’t know the stories that go with the photos. Scrapbooking puts these two things together-photos and the stories that go with them.
I do digital and traditional paper scrapbooking-feel free to check out my work and more about the services I offer at:
Diane FuchsJune 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm
Hi , may I ask how much you charge per hour to scrap book, I had a friend do
A scrap book project for me and she didn’t give me a cost for making the cards I ask her to make , each card was for my daughter ‘s wedding and took about a half hour to make. Thanks, Diane
Lee NobleOctober 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm
This is really good information on making profit from scrapbooking. I think it takes the right kind of person to do well with this type of business.
Personally I prefer finding money making ideas that will allow me to make residual income without having to sell my time for money.
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Jeff Paul ScamFebruary 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm
Good post, your post could really help me in my work. Hopefully this will help increase my traffic more. Thanks for sharing.
Scrapbooking IdeasApril 6, 2011 at 7:21 am
Thanks for sharing this Nicole. I too have started a scrapbooking business and hopefully some of your tips will help me in being successful. Thanks again Nicole
RachelMarch 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Great article Nicole! I have been scrapbooking for 12 years now and have just decided to start scrapbooking for others. I love hearing about the stories in people’s lives and what brings them joy, its so much fun!
Check out my pages and the services I offer at: http://www.scrapbookingforyou.com