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03-11-2008, 03:21 PM
So I've been toying around with the idea of really trying this out. Does anyone have a step by step on getting started? What kinds of things will I not realize I need? How does the use of kits go? I know that I need a S4O friendly designer, but do I purchase it for every customer that might want that kit? How much direction/instruction do you take from the client? Is anyone looking for a partner? I know I could be a partner...
03-12-2008, 12:57 PM
There are all of the business things that need to be setup, depending on your location. I see that you are in Utah (me, too!!!) so Utah actually has an online business registration portal. If you are using your own name there isn't a charge for using the online system. But you do have to print out some forms and take them in. I *think* it is $125 or $150, and you have to have a review of your zoning. I don't know for sure. I am still in the process of sorting through all of these details.
One thing to be aware of... in Utah paper scrappers for hire don't make a lot of money. It seems that there are a LOT of people who are willing to do other people's books for pretty cheap. And a lot of people here just don't "get" digital. I was scrapping with my sisters-in-law last weekend and we were trying to see who could get the most pages done. I was catching up to one of the paper scrapping sisters-in-law and she said, "But your pages don't count because they're digital. You don't have to do anything to them, but just drag stuff in." After I picked my jaw up off the floor... She was only halfway serious, but it was just one more clue-in that people really still don't get it. So, in your marketing, you may need to do online advertising. That is where I get most of my jobs. I haven't even done brochures or business cards because I don't need them yet. Don't underprice yourself, but if you want to do local scrapping, you're not going to make as much money as other professional scrapbookers.
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