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Top 3 Cheapest Silhouette Cameo or 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. But, did you know that some businesses are cheaper than others to start? Makes sense, no? Let’s take a look at some of the cheaper businesses you can start with your Silhouette Portrait or Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker today.

Of course, you’ll need a Silhouette Cameo with extra blades and mats or Cricut Explore with extra blades and mats.

Cheapest Silhouette and Cricut Businesses to Start

  1. Decals – Decals appeal to a wide variety of buyers because they can be applied to cars, computers, walls, windows, cups, and more. To start a decal business, you’ll need adhesive vinyl and transfer tape. Start out small offering limited decal colors and ship orders in photo mailers.
  2. Stickers – Custom made stickers are hot! (Read Amy’s experience with stickers here.) 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, sticker paper, and sturdy envelopes to ship your stickers in.
  3. Cut Files – Possibly the cheapest Silhouette Cameo or Cricut business to start is one selling cut files to other Silhouette Cameo and Cricut crafters. Since you’ll be selling digital goods, you won’t need any physical supplies! If you are interested in going this route, be sure to check out this post on the do’s and don’ts of selling cut files or get some inspiration from browsing Jeanna’s Etsy shop with 40K plus cut file sales.

Share your cheap Silhouette or Cricut business idea in the comments.

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The Top 3 Cheapest Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore Businesses to Start - by cuttingforbusiness.com

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: https://cuttingforbusiness.com/dos-and-donts-for-selling-silhouette-cameo-cut-files/

Luisa

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

Christine

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Hello! Both are wonderful machines! Here's my thoughts: https://cuttingforbusiness.com/2016/05/04/silhouette-cameo-versus-cricut-explore/

Janelle

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.

Christine

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

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