Photo Mugs and Plates

Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Starting a part-time business that photographs people and pets and places their image onto plates, mugs, or plaques is a terrific small business opportunity that does not require a great deal of photographic experience or investment start-up capital to get rolling. Best of all, the business can easily create an income of $25 to $30 per hour. This type of business is best suited to be operated from a small kiosk located in a busy area such as a mall on the weekends, flea markets, trade shows, and outdoor community events. The equipment needed to run the business is available to be purchased new or used and can be located in most business opportunity magazines, or by special order through photographic equipment supply businesses. If you are considering starting this type of business be sure to market the service and products to businesses, clubs, and organizations as photo plaques make great achievement awards and corporate gifts.

Photo Mugs and Plates Ideas

Bookbinding and Repairs

Don't be bound to just one job--try bookbinding and repairs for another source of income.

Embroidery Service

Using embroidery equipment, you can personalize everything from dog collars to T-shirts.

Custom Airbrushing

Combine your artistic and business sides with a custom airbrushing company.

More from Business Ideas

Side Hustle

This 27-Year-Old Started a Side Hustle on Facebook Marketplace — Now the Gig Earns Over $500,000 a Month

Valentina Zapata wanted "something positive to do on the side" — and it turned into a major money-maker.

Side Hustle

The Side Hustle He Started in His College Apartment Turned Into a $70,000-a-Month Income Stream — Then Earned Nearly $2 Million Last Year

Kyle Morrand and his college roommates loved playing retro video games — and the pastime would help launch his career.