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

by Lain Ehmann on May 28, 2010

 

Manufacturers need YOU to demonstrate their latest inventions!

Have you ever used a Bind-It-All? A Cricut? Or A Wishblade? How about a Silhouette Cameo? Well, then, you may be eligible to work as a manufacturer’s demonstrator and show other scrapbookers how to use these products!

There are over 1000 Michaels stores coast-to-coast, and almost as many JoAnn stores. Add in Ben Franklins, Hobby Lobbys, and dozens of smaller stores and chains, and there’s sure to be a store near you that could benefit from your expertise. Manufacturers typically hire their representatives directly, paying by the hour or by the visit for experts to host make-and-takes and demonstrations around the country.

Great for: Take-charge, teaching types who don’t mind going to a different location every time.

Drawbacks: Weekend work, mostly. Also, limited by how far you’re willing to drive.

Earning potential: Around $15/hour, or $50 per demonstration.

Suggestions: Contact manufacturers of your favorite tools directly to see if they have existing programs.

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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