How to Turn Your Love of Scrapbooking into a Profitable Business
By Charles Hopkins
Published 04/20/2006 | Publishing
For those who have a passion for scrapbooking, making money from their hobby is a dream come true. It's not such an absurd idea, many people are doing it and you can too.
Scrapbooking is now used by adults as a way to remember and preserve the special moments in their life. It is the fastest growing hobby in the United States right now. Scrapbooking is used for everything from holding photos, poems, newspaper cut outs, cards and just about anything else that has sentimental value to its owner.
There are several profitable ways to make money with your love of scrapbooking and this article will show a few of them.
Become A Scrapbook Consultant
Companies like Creativememories.com and Scrapinasnap will pay you to sell their products for them. They are always advertising positions for sales consultants on their website.
Teach A Scrapbook Class
If you have a love for scrapbooking and you have the knowledge, even the basic knowledge of putting a scrapbook together from the start, you can teach a class on it very easily.
Community colleges and education schools are always looking for new ways to raise revenue and teaching short courses is a great way to do that. Go talk to your community college and ask them if they would be interested in your services.
Make Scrapbooks For Other People
This is probably the best way to get started making money with your love of the scrapbooking. This is a pretty competitive business and your scrapbooking skills must be of a high nature.
If you want to learn more about how to make money scrapbooking for others, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scrapping4Others
. This is a forum dedicated to professional scrapbookers and will answer all of the questions you need to know about making scrapbooks for others.
Start An Online Scrapbook Supply Store
Setting up your own E-Commerce store to sell scrapbooking supplies is not as hard as it sounds. The easiest way to do this is to become an affiliate (reseller) of an existing scrapbooking store online. These companies will pay you a percentage of the sale every time you make a sale you don't have to stock any inventory at all. That's the beauty of becoming an affiliate.
Freelance Scrapbooking Writer
Scrapbooking magazines, online websites, forums are always looking for writers to write about scrapbooking for them. You can even write your own ebook and sell it. The ideas are endless.