Production of postcards - scrapbooking.
The idea of making use of the main hobby - scrapbooking - came suddenly. One of Sunday evenings at my favorite cafe hosted a master class: students of the Faculty of Arts taught everyone who wished to make postcards with their own hands. Many said that they would be happy to buy such original cards for every holiday, and even without any reason - to please your soul mate.
However, the market presents exclusively stamped cards and the most original solution - the order of a unique design and manufacturing of printing products in an advertising agency or a printing house. But again, no one will produce individual products. Of course, you can order an original postcard from a freelance designer, and it's easy to print. But designers often use the same cliches, so their work will somehow have common features. Therefore, scrap-cards are much more interesting than all variants, because they do not have a cliche. In addition to postcards, you can do in the style of scrapbooking: photo albums, photo frames. You can see the master class , and see how it is entertaining and beautiful.
For the initial stage of development of your business there will be enough and one person, because at first it is unlikely that a large number of orders. The cost of the very organization of the business is quite small , because the initial expenditure includes only the cost of materials, and you can work at home. To reduce the cost of materials, you can take from customers prepayment of 30%. Over time, with the quality of the order will appear a certain number of regular customers who will certainly recommend you to their friends and acquaintances. After all, to give original cards is nice to everyone.
To expand the business, you also do not need excessive expenses, because you can register on thematic forums dedicated to holidays, original gifts and souvenirs. It is there that you can find a large number of people who wish to order a unique gift, especially on the eve of various holidays. A little more expensive will be your own site, because in addition to paying for the domain and disk space, you have to lay out your blood for the promotion of your resource, without which your website will not be found out! Ways to promote the site a great many, you can place banners on various sites, including "barter" - you place a banner partners on your site, they respond to host yours. One of the most effective methods is the placement of contextual advertising in search engines. You pay only for transitions to your site, and they cost literally a penny.
If there are so many customers that you will not be able to fulfill orders on your own, you will be able to attract your hobby companions to work. To create a unique postcard for the holidays, it is also possible to cooperate with creative people who can write poetic congratulations to each specific case. Just imagine how nice it will be for someone to receive such an original gift!
The implementation of this business idea is extremely simple and virtually not costly, because all materials and your time spent are paid by the customer. You do what you are really interested in and receive not only moral satisfaction, but also financial profit.