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Speech Language Pathologist Pulls Profits from PaintShop Pro

Digital scrapbooking is a big industry. By learning to create “scripts” that make scrapbookers’ work more efficient, today’s featured hustler has created a sustainable second income.
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What It's About

A digital scrapbooking side hustle that helps a woman save money for retirement.

Business Model
Product
Skills Required
Coding & Scrapbooking
Complexity
Medium
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

In addition to selling products on her store page, Carole promotes 'freebies' through the Corel Discovery Center, which can lead to hundreds of new subscribers, some of which eventually buy products or courses.

Sometimes it's better to start off with a free or super low-cost option upfront because it brings subscribers in and gives you an opportunity show the value of your service or product!

Fun Fact

While the exact date of when scrapbook started isn’t known, there is evidence to suggest that this practice has been around for over 150 years!

In 1872, famous American scrapbooker and author, Mark Twain, invented his profitable patented invention, Mark Twain’s Adhesive Scrapbook that contained prepasted pages. This invention netted him $50,000 in profits and became one of Twain’s most popular books.

Notes from Chris

Episode 152

The scrapbooking industry is enormous, in both physical and digital form, and the people who scrapbook are very committed to it and will spend a lot of time and money investing in their hobby.

As with any hobby, there are plenty of opportunities to profit from it—and that’s what today’s featured story is about: a Canadian woman who works as a speech pathologist masters a kind of popular photo editing software then uses it to help scrapbookers work more efficiently.

She also earns more than $1,000/month doing this, and plans to use her side hustle income to supplement her pension since she's just a few years away from retiring.


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Quote of the Day
"I really like the fact that I get to help people document and share stories and memories. It is not just about displaying a pretty photo—it's about the connection to that person, place, or event in the photo. Anyone can grab a photo, but even if they say 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' I would still find it boring to see 100 photos of your vacation, your grandchild, or your family reunion if there is no story to them."
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