If you are looking for a home-based business that can bring in some nice extra income, you should consider starting a magnetic sticker business. Magnetic stickers are used for all kinds of advertising purposes. Almost any business can benefit from magnetic sticker advertising--from pizza restaurants to carpet installers. The initial investment for starting your magnetic sticker business is relatively inexpensive when compared to other start-up businesses. The best part is, you can use your magnetic products to advertise your magnetic sticker business. Below are some tips for starting your own magnetic sticker business.
Purchase a commercial-grade magnetic vacuum machine with which to start your business. These machines can cost between $1,000 and $5,000 and are very easy to use. You simply arrange the lettering as you would like it on the magnet, and the vacuum machine heats it and sticks it to the magnet sheet. You will notice the lettering is slightly raised, which adds a nice touch.
Buy your magnetic sheets in bulk to save money. You can always cut these sheets into your desired size. You can get many magnetic business cards out of a single magnetic sheet. Manufacturers like Custom Magnets and Magnet Suppliers offer 50-foot rolls of magnetic sheets for about $200.
Print magnets that advertise your magnetic sticker business. You could write "Do you want a magnetic sticker like this for your business? Call 555-1212 for info!" That's the beauty of this business--the magnets will serve as your advertising. You can make both magnetic business cards and magnetic signs for your vehicle advertising your business.
Target all of your local restaurants, especially those that deliver. These restaurants love to hand out magnetic business cards for their delivery customers to put on their refrigerator. This keeps the restaurant's phone number in sight of the customer every day and helps gain repeat delivery orders.
Be patient with your magnetic sticker business as it may take time until you start getting more and more orders. If you stick to it, you will have paid for your vacuum machine and start-up costs in no time and the remaining income will be mostly profit.
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