It's All About the Planning
When you start your own scrapbooking business, my recommendation to you is to get (and stay) organized. Trust me, organizing your scrapbooking for profit efforts will save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.
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For crafters who want to get started, I can't stress enough the importance of being organized.
When I started my own scrapbooking business, I didn't have a problem finding clients...I had problems finding all of their stuff!
When you start your own scrapbooking business, be mindful that someone is paying you a premium to turn out a quality scrapbook within a certain amount of time.
When starting a scrapbooking business, you it will serve you well to have all of the photos of the client organized, as well as all of your materials.
You are accountable for giving them what it is that they want.
If they specify that they want blue, then you have to make sure you have enough blue for the accessories, and you can't substitute purple for it!
I can't tell you how many late-night runs I had to make to the craft store, right as they were closing...
I can't tell you how many times I have been almost done with a book, only to have to wait outside of the store to open so I could get one more sheet of in the right color to finish it and rush to finish the order.
Also, when starting your own scrapbooking business...resist the temptation to stock up.
Protect your scrapbooking business (and your sanity) by only stocking up on what you need.
When facing a big sale on scrapbooking materials, don't be so quick to buy everything in sight.
Buying the wrong colors or the wrong stickers, which you already have 15 sets of, is not helpful to anyone!
Also, when working on several projects at once, make sure you have a system for keeping your projects separated.
You can't afford to mix up photos from other clients.
Nor, can you afford to accidentally mix up the order specifications.
For example, if Client A is paying extra for a special touch, you don't want to accidentally apply it to Client B's project - who will probably not be willing to eat the cost of your mistake.
When you start your own scrapbooking business, it also helps to keep all the scrapbooking equipment that you need on hand to complete each project in it's allocated time frame.
Maintain a habit of keeping track of your time, as well as tracking all of the costs and material used to keep an accurate cost of your project needs.
When it's time for you to invoice for your work, you need to be aware of how much everything costs to ensure that you are pricing properly.
I lost a lot of money at the beginning, because I had to pay a premium for extra materials or to correct my mistakes.
Learn from my mistakes, and understand the impact that organizing your scrapbooking material will have on the success of your scrapbooking business.
Now that I have created an organizing system, to keep track of all of my clients, I am really seeing the results of my hard work...profits!
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