Scrapping as a Business
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Debra K says:
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I don't want to go into business but as luck has it I have a few people asking me if I would do their album. I now need to set up a pricing list of what I would charge. Could I ask. What are your charges for this service?
May 20, 2009
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Debra K says:
Interesting. So no one does scrapbooking as a business?
May 21, 2009
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Sooze says:
I think the problem with putting a price on an entire scrapbook is that if you charge for the kits you bought and used, the album itself, the printing costs (paper & ink) PLUS your time...then the price would be very high. Just think of how many hours you put into say 20 layouts and multiply that by even minimum wage!
You could always try to find someone who advertises this service and ask them for a quote..that would give you a rough idea of what you might charge.
May 21, 2009
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Debra K says:
I know the price will be high but that don't seem to much of a problem. Here's my problem. I did a 44 page album for my mom. She love it! She had shown it to all of her friends - which she should do. They are all retire and have money. I never really wanted to into professionally but now their ask my to do them an album. I'm not happy about this. I don't want to do an album for all of these old folks. Now one friend of her just wants to copy her album and she'll be satisfied with just that. But others are still asking me what I charge. I thought I'd try to get an idea from this site of what I could put on paper.
Otherwise I think I'm like everyone else here addicted to SB.
May 21, 2009
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Sooze says:
Good idea Tailz (re using QPs). Another thing is that you can't just take a bunch of photos and make an album - you need info on who is who, names, dates, places, etc. Not trying to put you off the project Debra...it could be fun and profitable, but very time consuming.
Another suggestion would be to make up several albums with "plopper" pages that you can just sell to people for them to add their own photos to. Remember that you should use only S4H or CU items in your albums. Good luck!
May 22, 2009
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Debra K says:
Tailz_the_Mischievous_dat that's a Great idea! Thanks you!
Sooze the plpper pages are another good idea. Maybe I'm a dork here but what is S4H and CU?
May 22, 2009
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Sooze says:
S4H = Scrap 4 Hire (using a designer's kits in scrapbooks you are making to sell)

CU = Commercial Use means that you use the items for monetary gain.

Most designers will mark their kits PU (Personal Use)/CU or S4H on the kit previews and you should always check their Terms of Use file. If in doubt, contact the designer and ask them to clarify.
May 22, 2009
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Debra K says:
Thanks!
May 22, 2009
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LifeScrapper says:
I was wondering about prices to charge awhile ago & figured you should total the amount of products you used plus the time you put into the whole album at a fixed rate around minimum wage or you could charge maybe $10 a page.
May 28, 2009
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Tayri says:
That's good LifeScrapper! I Agree
Jun 8, 2009
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