View Full Version : Making friends scrapbooks!?!?!
05-11-2007, 04:27 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one here that has been asked to do scrapbooks for friends or family, but I do have a few questions!
When getting offers to make scrapbooks for friends for pay how does that work legally? Is it really worth it if it's only a book or two. Don't you have to buy rights to use the kits for sale and how much does it cost and can we buy them from DSAG ? I was just wondering how that works to figure out if this is something I would ever want to try out and if it would be worth it in the long run!! Those that do this how much do you charge per page? sorry so many questions I would love to do this but want to do it properly! I don't want to step on any toes !
My hubby said we could start trying for another baby but first we have to pay off some debt! i babysit and that helps a ton but i'm so impatent...what are your thoughts? I want to do this the proper way if I was to do it!
05-11-2007, 07:45 PM
I was just about to post the same questions.
I got a call from my mom's friend...she knows someone who needs about 6 pages done and wanted to know if i'd do them. I haven't asked if she'd like them done digitally or not...I'd rather do digi! But I was wondering the same questions.
05-12-2007, 12:18 AM
If you are getting paid, yes you need to get commercial licenses for whatever products you use. Depending on where you get the commercial license, it can be worth it, if you use one or two kits throughout the scrapbook. I don't know if the designers here offer commercial licenses or not, but if they don't, you can get me over hello, and I can point you to a few places that do, for relatively inexpensively. If you find a kit that you love, and its not currently available with a commerical license, you can often contact the designer, explain what you want to do, and some sort of agreement can be reached.
05-12-2007, 05:30 PM
Stay tuned all....the Guild designers are working on some commercial licenses for their products. We will be announcing something soon!
05-13-2007, 07:26 AM
It can be worth it only if the commercial fees are reasonable. Sometimes the fees are so much that it isn't feesable to really spend that much and not make any return. Especially when your just a stay at home scrap for hire and nothing on a large scale.
Anything that you recieve income from you'll need permission from designers to use it or purchase commercial rights. Some allow their products to be used w/ no payment (contact me and I'll give you a list of the ones I know) and others have inexpensive options for their entire list of products. Others go product by product and at times the pricing is simply too much.
I would suggest starting out w/ designers that ask for no additional cost. In order to test the waters. Make sure all images are FLATTENED. Pricing depends on if your printing, how much time it takes, and the cost of the product. Don't go too high, offer discounts or doing more than one pic. Remember you may need to help w/ journaling, chosing pics, ect, so extend those services your clients. Because while many will LOVE the idea and want to do it, getting them to sit down and choose pics is a whole other thing.
Remember correct spelling of names, get dates, any details they want to add. Give a general idea on the final product but try not to tie yourself down. And remember some won't like the finished product and you may need to revamp or just not sell the product. Which gets fustrating sometimes.
And of course.. stay tuned to DSAG for commercial use... I'm waiting..:)
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