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« on: October 09, 2005 02:13:48 PM »

hey everyone!  i'm trying to earn money for my band trip this spring and also for the sake of spending for fun.  do you think that i would make money from scrapbooking for others?  if so, how much would i charge and how would i spread the word??  also, does anyone have any ideas on how or what i would name it?  thanks for your help in advance!! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005 05:19:04 PM »

that sounds like a really good idea. i have never done this before so i'm not sure. first of all i would try to go and add up roughly how much it costs you to make a scrapbook. the cost of all of your supplies is going to be one of the biggest expenses. next think of how long it actually takes you to put one together. the scrapbook i made for my best friend last christmas was extremely detailed so it took me a very long time to finish it. i would say i worked on it steadily for a few months. but that was also in between juggling school and work. it also depends if they already have the pics for you to use or if you would need to print them out or whatever.

start pricing supplies and i will brainstorm on this idea awhile.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005 07:49:42 PM »

I actually do alot of business on ebay.  Paper bag albums are the cheapest to make and easiest to sell.
4 paper bags the size of lunch bags... fold them in half, put them together and bind.  Decorate and you are done.  I charge around $20 per album.  And people love them.  Advertising... newspapers, flyers... anything works... have an open house... where you invite all of your friends and family over, tell them of your idea and book some sales!  Go on ebay... search paper bag albums to get some ideas!  They are so fun to make, and are really great gifts.  they turn out to be aprox 5x5 albums!  Good luck!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2005 05:57:19 PM »

thanx!  i really appreciate your help.....i'm in desparate need of money for this trip.....i have to "earn" money to help my parents pay for it......anyway!  thank you sooooooo much!  if anyone else has ideas.....please post 'em! 

lots and lotsa luv.......brownsugar13 Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin Roll Eyes
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2005 09:16:18 PM »

Good for you!

The paperbag books are hot right now.  You can also try doing 6x6 scrapbook pages and sell them, either individually or in a set, or a book.  I usually sell a completed album for $40.  There are a couple of websites that you can go to for inspiration:

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005 09:34:12 AM »

hey guys!  thanx so much for all your help!  keep 'em coming! 

some ideas i had.....

*carry around a portfolio of some pages that i've done
*around $35 for a scrapbook (it depends what type...if paperbag scrapbook, less money....smaller size, a little less money.... 12x12, proabably just the $35...etc. etc.) the only problem with that is that people may not buy them so that much from me because i'm only 12 (almost 13! but still...).  even though my work is decent.

well, that's all i can think of off the top of my head.  u guys have been a great help!  thank you so much!  keep posting!  <3 sherene  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005 08:57:06 AM »

hey everyone!  i'm trying to earn money for my band trip this spring and also for the sake of spending for fun.  do you think that i would make money from scrapbooking for others?  if so, how much would i charge and how would i spread the word??  also, does anyone have any ideas on how or what i would name it?  thanks for your help in advance!! Grin

Hey, I am happy to give you a couple of pages for free on my website if you would like to put some full size photo's online for people to see.  I am looking for new material for my scrapbooking zone...which is still in the seedling stages..so if you can submit details like pricelist and contact details along with the pics via email its as easy as that!  What I would get out of it is more cute stuff on my site, and interesting pictures!  Open to suggestion here!  Best of luck what ever you decide anyway. Smiley
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006 06:49:08 PM »

okay, so thanks for all of your suggestions guyz!  thecraftyminx: i printed a couple of pages of your website...they're really cute!  thanx so much for that!  well u guyz...KEEP POSTING!!  <333 Sherene
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006 08:37:24 PM »

I did this last year! I made a really nice Creative Memories scrapbook for my mom's assistant. She gave me all the pictures, and I sent out and bought all the supplies and just kept a running tally on my expenses. The book ended up being almost a full album, and it tool me a LONG time, but she LOVED it, and now I'm doing another Smiley But anyway, I got $350, and the supplies were $130, so I made like $220, well worth it Smiley

So my advice to you is, spend time on what you are doing, use quality materials, research, and talk to people you know to see if they need help with scrapbooking  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2006 02:23:20 AM »

I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I make money teaching people how to stamp and scrapbook.  It's great!  It's totally flexible,  and I love it!

You can see my website here

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