Susie Cortright

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Four suggestions to use your scrapbooking passion to make money.

Make Money Scrapbooking

Woudn't it be a dream to profit from your love of scrapbooking? Here are four of the most popular ways to earn money from your scrapbooking hobby:

1. Become a Scrapbook Consultant
Research the variety of direct sales scrapbooking companies that allow you to earn a commission on products that you sell at scrapbooking classes, crops, and other events. Some such direct sales companies have very flexible provisions that could even allow you to sign up just to get the consultant discount on your own supplies - or the supplies you use in custom scrapbooks that you make for others.

2. Teach Scrapbooking Locally
Offer to teach at scrapbooking stores, or community education centers - or work with a direct sales company to offer classes in Card making, Mini Albums, Scrapbooking 101, Rubber Stamping, About Me Scrapbooking, and more. Also consider offering classes that revolve around special events in people's lives. For example, you can help people plan baby showers and wedding showers in which guests come together to learn about scrapbooking and make a treasured memento in the process. This is an amazing way to make valuable difference in people's lives and relationships.

3. Create Custom Scrapbooks For Others
Some companies are starting to offer comprehensive kits that make this process much easier, with everything you need to create albums for others along various themes. You can charge by the page or by the hour. Sue DiFranco of Fun Facts Publishing (http://www.funfactspublishing.com) has published an informative book on this topic, titled "Make Money Making Scrapbooks for Others," which is particularly helpful when trying to determine how to price your work. Check out this yahoogroup for more information on this option, as well: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scrapping4Others.

4. Set up a Scrapbooking Store Online
Whether you stock your own products or become an affiliate of an existing online scrapbooking store, this is a fun way to build a career in scrapbooking, no matter where you live - though the overhead on starting your own store can be high. You may want to investigate the ecommerce capabilities and policies of various direct sales scrapbooking companies, as well, to reduce your overhead still further.

A scrapbooking business is one of the most rewarding opportunities as it allows you to help people in your community to capture and celebrate life. Enjoy discovering the opportunities for making a scrapbooking business work for you!

Susie Michelle Cortright is the founder of Momscape.com and Momscape's Scrapbooking Playground and author of several books for moms. Momscape's mission is to help busy women find balance; to help us remember our deep and rich spiritual side amid the chaos of everyday life; and to remind us, on a daily basis, that this most important job of parenting is also great, great fun. You can join her scrapbooking club or learn more about starting your own scrapbooking business with Susie's help.

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