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Top 3 Cheapest Silhouette and Cricut Businesses to Start

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I know a lot of crafters dream of starting their own businesses, but they lack the funds to actually get started. Is this you? If so, don’t worry – I’ve got some ideas for you.

Just like a car dealership is more expensive to start than a take out restaurant, some craft businesses are cheaper to start than others.

Let’s take a look at some of the cheaper businesses you can start with your Silhouette or Cricut.

3 Cheapest Silhouette and Cricut Businesses to Start -

Top 3 Cheapest Silhouette and Cricut Businesses to Start


Decals appeal to a wide variety of buyers because they can be applied to cars, computers, walls, windows, cups, and more. You can start out by offering a limited number of decal colors. As your business grows, you can expand to other colors and even patterns.

Supplies: Silhouette or Cricut, adhesive vinyl, weeding tools, transfer tape, and photo mailers or mailing tubes.


Custom made stickers are hot! Whether you choose to market to the planner fanatics, teachers, or other small businesses you’ll need a good understanding of print and cut/print then cut. Start with basic sticker paper and add additional options like holographic or foil after your business is established.

Supplies: Sticker paper, photo mailers, and a printer.

Digital Products

The cheapest Silhouette or Cricut business to start is selling digital products. You could specialize in SVG cut files, fonts, seamless patterns, or printables. Since you’ll be selling digital goods, you won’t need any physical supplies!

Supplies: Design program like Silhouette Studio or Adobe

If you are interested in selling SVGs, be sure to check out my article the Do’s and Don’ts of Selling SVG Cut Files.

What is your opinion on the cheapest Silhouette and Cricut businesses to start? I’d love to hear them.

Teri Walker

Monday 9th of December 2019

I had a Shiloute Cameo for about a year and could never figure out how to use it. Everything I saw was for people that should already know how to run the computer program. Nothing like out of the box for dummies, so I sold it a year ago. Well I really want one and want to run a small business with it, so I just bought another one. Long question short (LOL) Is there anywhere to learn how to use it starting from taking it out of the box?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Have you looked at Silhouette School or Silhouette Secrets? Both are blogs with information about starting from scratch. Best of luck!

Lee Ann

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Hi! I love your site and really enjoy and appreciate all the info you share. It is ALL fantastic! I wonder if you could check the link above as when I click on it, it says 'Page Not Found." It is the link in this part of the post: "... check out this post on the do’s and don’ts of selling cut files …" I am truly interested in this type of business, so am looking for all the info I can get so I start out on the right foot. Thanks for looing into this - and for all you do!

Christine, Cutting for Business

Saturday 18th of May 2019

The link seems to be working fine for me. Here's an additional link:


Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Hi ! I want to start doing some crafting like invites and banners and things like that ... do you recommend the cricut or the cameo ? Thank you


Thursday 20th of April 2017

Hello! Both are wonderful machines! Here's my thoughts:


Tuesday 7th of February 2017

I have a question on the stickers. Any recommendation on waterproof paper/vinyl and where to purchase it? I make regular vinyl to crate decals but my husband would like to up his companies logo on his hard hat and I would rather print it instead of layer the vinyl. Any advice would be appreciated!

Rhonda Mobley

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Papilio sprayed with 2 light coats of Krylon UV Resistant Clear Acrylic Coating works well for me.


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

The only one I've used is Papillo. It performed okay - not great but "okay".