Making Money from Making Custom Buttons
Have you thought about having a small home based business? There are so many individuals who are very much interested when it comes to making their own business. There are a lot of options that you can find and a small choice could be to craft custom buttons for friends, family or nearby businesses.
You must know that it is not very difficult to make custom buttons. You probably have seen such small pinback buttons which you could find in the local toy shop or the gum-ball machine. If you see how easy it is to make the buttons on your own, then you will surely get amazed at the number of varieties of colorful buttons which you will be able to make.
When you make such custom buttons, then you should have a button making machine, button blanks as well as good paper stock for the buttons. For you to be able to start, there are a few things that you also need. The first things that you will need are the blanks. Button blanks are small metallic forms which may or may not have the pin backing. You have to know that there are buttons without a pin. This is done so that they can be attached to the clothing by simply using a magnet to be able to prevent poking a hole through those garments. Button blanks are used for holding the image which is fixed with the use of the button making machine.
You should also have such button making machine. There are a number of options that you could find and they are manual and automatic. The simple hand-operated button machine can surely help the user to make a button in just two minutes and such would include the time in cutting the image template and also some semi-automated machines may help in speeding up this process and also make the user create 200-300 buttons each hour.
Finally, you should have the right paper for the buttons. The commonly accepted ones are 24lb in weight. Apart from being really expensive, the heavier weight paper is actually prone to jamming in the smaller button machines. Actually, there is no benefit to such thicker paper when making a button. The lighter weight paper could become translucent and you might have some of the metallic backing becoming nearly visible through paper. Surely, this is not the outcome that you like. The choice in paper would also depend on the recommendations of the button machine’s instructions, so you need to be sure to read the instructions carefully. When you want to have this simple hobby, then you should invest in the less expensive equipment and just have fun in making buttons for your friends.
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