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Four Easy Ideas To Kick Off Your Own Rubber Stamping Business

Jun 5, 2008
If you are like me and you love to use rubber stamps, ink and paper to create gorgeous cards, gifts and scrapbook pages, then you have probably at one time or another considered using your love for the craft to start a home business. And why not? Not only can you enjoy creating and getting your hands "dirty" in all that ink but you can support your craft with some added income too.

Here are four quick and easy ways to turn your rubber stamping hobby into a fun home business. There are many more but this is just a little kick start for you.

Make Cards and scrapbook pages for others - this is, by far, that fastest and easiest way to generate a little extra cash from your love of stamping. Start by creating a nice portfolio of your work. Get a binder with high quality page protectors and create some sample cards and gorgeous scrapbook page samples for various occasions with different designs so your potential clients can see your creativity. Or get specific and target brides or new moms to be and create your portfolio of cards geared toward those niches. Carry your portfolio everywhere and market yourself locally. You'll be surprised how many people are looking for unique cards but don't make them themselves because of the time involved.

Join a rubber stamping company - there are several fantastic rubber stamping direct sales companies out there where you can purchase a starter kit and earn money by selling their products through home shows. The nice thing about this option is that you have built in training and often will get marketing and advertising advice from the company you join. Some of

Start a rubber stamping birthday party and event business - This is an easy business to kick off too, although it might take some time to build at first because you have to get the word out and then wait for birthday or events to come up. Create a "stamp camp" of several different projects that pre-teen and teen girls would enjoy (scrapbooking is extremely popular with teen girls) and then take it on the road. Offer to entertain the kids at birthday parties (and other events) with your crafting camps and charge per person for your services.

Sell your projects on the Internet - Craft your cards and scrap pages and sell them directly on ebay or create your own website for selling. Make sure you check with the rubber stamp manufacturers to insure that you are not violating any copyrights when you use their images to sell your cards. Take some high quality photos to show off your work or work directly with your customers via your own website to do customized and special project work. The possibilities really are endless.

That is just a brief list of ways to make money with your rubber stamping addiction. If you love to scrapbook too the possibilities of adding scrapbooking services to your portfolio of work can really increase your reach as well. Be bold and get your work into the hands of your potential clients. Before you know it, you'll be in business!
About the Author
Annette Yen is a ruber stamping addict who loves helping moms make money from home. As a Stampin' Up demonstrator she recommends Demo to Demo for great prepackaged stamp camps and classes for your customers.
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