6 Tips For Starting A Successful Photo Printing Business (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Photo Printing Business

Want to start your own photo printing business? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a photo printing business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a photo printing business?
-> How much does it cost to start a photo printing business?
-> Pros and cons of a photo printing business

Need inspiration?

-> Other photo printing business success stories
-> Examples of established photo printing business
-> Marketing ideas for a photo printing business
-> Photo printing business names

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a photo printing business:

#1: Jainam Shah, founder of CanvasChamp:

We chatted with with Jainam, founder of CanvasChamp ($1.5M/month). In our interview, Jainam says:

I had zero experience, but I did know from my previous job in college that I was good at learning and collecting from data, setting up and building experiments over and over again, and making business decisions with the information provided to me. I believe that this is one of the most important qualities you can have to be a successful entrepreneur.


Take calculated risks and stick to realistic goals. As an entrepreneur, I know how we start exceeding our expectations, and the next thing we realize is that we are walking on earth like a rampant.


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#2: Pranjal Kumar, founder of CandidShutters:

We chatted with with Pranjal, founder of CandidShutters ($27.4K/month). In our interview, Pranjal says:

Hefty discounting, price drops, massive advertising is never the key to building a successful brand.


Honesty is indeed the best policy and helps you win the trust of your customers. Ensure no compromises in product or service for that is what sets you apart from others.


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#3: Patrick Ryan, founder of The Canvas Works:

We chatted with with Patrick, founder of The Canvas Works ($35K/month). In our interview, Patrick says:

You make TONS of mistakes - if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not doing enough!


It’s a long, lonely and stressful journey. It’s hugely rewarding and satisfying but it’s not for everyone.


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