Scrapping as a Business

nicolekaramol says:
making money?
Im fairly new to scraping but would love to make some money on the side for doing something I love, but dont know where to even start, or what to do. If anyone can help please do I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Aug 16, 2008
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Sunshine70 says:
I am with you there. I know what I want in the end, but don't know where to begin. My biggest concern at the moment is in regard to copy right laws. I read something about scrap for hire but need more information.
Sep 17, 2008
princess bev (magic cats) says:
im like that two like to make my own paper but where to start
Aug 6, 2009
Sooze says:
Nicole - are you talking abour designing kits and selling them or making complete scrapbooks for clients? Either you're fairly new to scrapping I would suggest you get to know the capabilites of your graphics program. would suggest starting wityh the basics...making backgrounds. You just have to play around with colors, textures, patterns and layers until you like the result. I always start a kit with my papers then add elements to coordinate.
Sunshine - Scrap 4 Hire basically means that you will take a client's photos and information and put them together in layouts/albums as required. To do this you wll either need to design your own kits or purchase another designer's kits which are licenced for use as either S4H or Commercial Use. Every designer has their own Terms of Use, so you need to check them out first.
Aug 6, 2009
Sooze says:
Magic - I would suggest you do a Google search for whichever graphics program you use. There are tons of tutorials out there (not all specifically aimed at scrappers, but most will prove useful).

Once you're happy with your designs you can show them off on your blog, get yourself a CT (Creative Team) to spread the word on various scrapping sites and send samples of your work to several scrapping store owners to see if they will be willing for you to join their store.

To all three of you - I have to be honest and tell you that you if you are looking for a regular income then it won't be easy. Most digiscrappers will only want the freebies you offer and you'll find that you spend most of your earnings on CU items (actions, overlays,etc).

Having said all that - there is nothing like the feeling of satisfaction you get by making your own kits... and whether or not you choose to try selling them you'll enjoy the creative process!

Good luck and have fun!
Aug 6, 2009
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