Making Money from Scrapbooking

I spend so much money supporting my scrapbooking hobby; I can’t imagine actually generating an income from my passion. Still, there are tens of thousands of people who have found a way to make money from doing what they love-—making memory books.

If you are looking to get into the scrapbooking business, one of the easiest ways to start is to work as a consultant for a scrapbook sales company. The initial investment is minimal since most companies don’t require that you purchase inventory. The downside is that you probably won’t make a ton of money from the get-go. Plan on making about a 10-30% profit on the merchandise you sell, though that amount differs depending on the company you work for. The most reputable companies out there include: Close to My Heart, Memory Works, Creative Memories and I Remember When.

Another option is to secure employment with ScrapBiz. The company offers more independence since you purchase scrapbook supplies at wholesale prices and sell them when and how you see fit. Another bonus is a larger profit potential. Generally, independent sales consultants make about 40-50% profit.

Some of my stay-at-home mom pals have found a way to make money by creating scrapbook layouts for other people. There are tons of individuals who would love to preserve their photos, but don’t have the time, energy or creativity to design scrapbook pages. You can make money by designing pre-made scrapbook pages, and selling them to others, who can add their own photos and journaling to the layouts.

If you are looking to make a larger profit, then don’t stop at making single layouts; rather, create entire custom scrapbooks for others. This can be an enjoyable business opportunity, but you’ll need to work hard to advertise your services, and be willing to spend money to make money in some cases.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.