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This is not just a theoretical example. For an example of a very classy web site in this type of business, visit Jenni Bick Bookbinding at http://www.jennibick.com and check out http://www.jennibick.com/aboutartist.html
Instructions for homemade paper are all over web. You can make paper from old newspaper or even from grass clippings. Below is a list of products that you can create from homemade paper.
1. Handmade books for scrapbooks, photo albums, or journals. 2. Make old public domain classics into simulated antique books. 3. Simulated antique maps. 4. Simulated antique stock certificates. 5. Handmade paper greeting cards. 6. Custom handmade paper envelopes and stationery. 7. Handmade scented stationery. 8. Handmade paper gift bags. 9. Framed prehistoric petroglyphs on handmade paper.
I'm sure you can think of many more products. This is a very good web business idea for three reasons:
1. Although sites selling handmade paper and sites giving paper making instructions are common, sites selling custom handmade paper products are rare. 2. It is a niche business. Large producers can't compete in custom or artistic areas. 3. The cost of your raw materials is close to nothing. Almost all profit is from value that you add.
Whether or not handmade paper products is business for you, basic tenet for any business is same. You are paid for value you add. Think about your business or a business idea you are considering. Make a list of points where you add value. ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money on Web visit http://bucarotechelp.com To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org