Make Money Scrapbooking Idea #2: Submit!

by Lain Ehmann on May 10, 2010

I know, I know — print scrapbook magazines are disappearing faster than Tiger Woods’s endorsement deals!

But still, submitting your layouts to magazines and getting published is still a viable method for making money scrapbooking (not to mention, if I didn’t include it in the list, you all would be saying, “Geez! She didn’t even mention getting published!”!).

You can still make money scrapbooking by submitting to magazines!

So, here’s the scoop:

  • Yes, there are fewer magazines than ever to submit to.
  • Yes, many of them pay in copies or in product.
  • Yes, you still can get published.

Here are some links to where you can find current page calls:

Scrapbooks Etc. Set up in a blog format. Check back frequently for updates.

Ella Publishing Co. Also watch the blog for the latest calls.

Creating Keepsakes. Still an industry standard!

Somerset Memories. My understanding is that you’re paid in copies. But maybe you can sell them on eBay.

Scrapbook Trends. Again, my understanding is no pay, but possible pay in supplies? I love the mag, so I didn’t want to leave it out!

Scrapbooking and Beyond. Not sure what the pay opportunity is. Anyone?

Great for: People who are cutting-edge scrapbookers who have already invested in the latest and greatest products, and want to showcase their creations. Also great if you’re a cool scrapbooker and just want to see if you can make some cash from pages you’re creating anyway.

Drawbacks: Totally unpredictable — you can’t count on getting anything published (or getting paid, in some cases!). You also have to scrap according to the calls, not necessarily according to your preferences. Also, rejection can be hard on the ego.

Earning potential: From copies or product only, up to $50 for a page (possibly more).

Suggestions: Follow the call requests carefully. Often pages or submissions are declined, just because the photo was the wrong size or wrong format, or because your contact info wasn’t included. Also, submit a lot of stuff. When the editors see you can be depended on to create fresh pages, not just once, but time and time again, they’re more likely to take a chance on you. Keep submitting! Don’t submit once and expect to get picked up – it may take months!

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.

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