20 Ways to Make Money Scrapbooking

by Lain Ehmann on May 6, 2010

I often get asked if you can make a living scrapbooking. While a very few can, most scrapbookers see their craft as a way to add a bit of extra cash to the family coffers, or to make some money doing what they love. Even the “biggies” in scrapbooking typically have another income stream (she is a graphic designer, she is a photographer, she designs products, she travels the world and teaches and has her own products).


So now that I’ve got your expectations set, let me say — you CAN make money scrapbooking! And this series of blog posts will give you 20 ways you can make a little pocket money (or a LOT, depending on how determined you are!) playing with your patterned paper and punches.

I’ve got 20 ways to make money scrapbooking. Some will obviously be more suited for your skill set and situation than others, some have a higher potential for cash than others, and some may not even be possible for you. But I’m positive over the next couple of weeks, I’ll provide you with some innovative ways to meld your hobby and your paycheck.

Stay tuned — and sign up for my mailing list so you don’t miss an entry in this series!

Edited to Add:
The series is complete! View it all here:

Did you miss the other entries in this series?

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #1: It’s Party Time!

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #2: Submit!

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #3: Teach Through Your Rec Department

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #4: Affiliate Programs

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #5: Teach at Your Local Store

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #6: Scrapbook for Wedding Vendors

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #7: Sell Your Own Kits

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #8: Work for a Manufacturer’s Demonstrator

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #9: Design for Your Local Store

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #10: Sell Greeting Cards

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #11: Sell Your Designs Online

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #12: Work at Tradeshows

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #13: Create Digital Products

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #14: Scrapbook for Businesses

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #15: Get Paid per Page

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #16: Design for Manufacturers

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #17: Become a Direct Seller Rep

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #18: Design for a Kit Club

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #19: Sell at Craft Faires

Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #20: Write About It!

P.S. If you liked this series, you may want to check out the class I taught at True Scrap II in October on making money from your scrapbooking. It’s available here.

  • Maureen

    Sounds really interesting, looking forward to reading about it.

  • http://artfullyembellished.blogspot.com/ Penny Smith

    Yes, and after they had a name for themselves, they ALL sell ad space on their blogs… and having priced it-it is QUITE the money maker! :)

    Miss ya Lain! Hope to hear from you soon!

  • http://cinnamonspicecrafts.blogspot.com Kimberly Bolden

    I am tickled pink I came across your site on twitter! Looking forward to the rest of your series; I have thought of scrapbooking for parties as well and just did a trial run at a friend’s babyshower. Nice to meet a kindred spirit! Would enjoy bouncing ideas off each other if you’re interested. Email me if you are!

    Best,

    Kimberly

  • http://kissandtellscrapbooking.typepad.com katie scott

    Love this idea for a blog series & love to read whatever you write :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lainehmann Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you, Katie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lainehmann Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Hey Kimberly – I wasn’t able to track your email address down. If you want to email me you can reach me at lain at layout a day dot com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lainehmann Lain Chroust Ehmann

    I’ve never done that…

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