13 Sticker Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

13 Sticker Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a sticker business in 2022?

We put together 13 of the best sticker businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other sticker businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a digital printing business ($12M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $1,000,000/month
Skills
Business model

Abhishek Agarwal from Irving started DesignNBuy INC over 13 years ago, a digital printing business.

  • Revenue: $1,000,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 60
  • Location: Irving

Case Study

In 13 years of my career, I have worked on many business ideas. While some turned out to be a failure, I managed to turn three of them into successful businesses among which Design'N'Buy is our core business right now. It is true that for running a successful business you need a partner at some point and I am blessed as I got the same in my life partner Nidhi Agarwal who is the CEO and Co-founder of Design'N'Buy.

The idea of Design'N'Buy was conceived all because of our customers, which is why we are committed to working for the best of them. One fine day we simply received a request from one of our prominent customers to develop a Flash plug-in for them as one of their customers had expressed an interest to personalize the t-shirts and other merchandise of their online print store. Since my team is always on their toes for trying out something new, we buried our heads researching and studying the market and realized that there are already quite a couple of solutions available in the market but they were either too complex or lacked important features. It was then we decided to come up with a customer-friendly solution that meets all requirements, and thus web-to-print was born.

Our team of developers came together and poured their best of knowledge and expertise to create our first-ever fully functional t-shirt design software and e-Commerce web store in 2009. Well, this can be termed as our "aha" moment as we had never thought of developing something like this even in our dreams. Although initially, we were worried about the success of it, when we stepped into the market and started getting positive responses because of the unique features of the design tool which made it an instant hit among the end-users and provided a stable and secure interface for the website owner, we were filled with gratitude that we took the right step.

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2. Start a 3d printing business ($3.96M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$42,000 — $330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$407,500
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills

Roy Kirchner from Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine started Ultimate 3D Printing Store about 7 years ago, a 3d printing business.

  • Revenue: $330,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine

Case Study

In 2014, I was one-half of a partnership working primarily in advertising and marketing. At that time, my partner and I were successful and wanted to explore other verticals. We began working with a client who had a product that we believed was singular and unique throughout the world, and we put forward a significant amount of capital out of our own pockets to try and develop that product, only to reach a point where the deal went south and litigation ensued.

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In trying to think outside the box and figure out a way to create a similar product, I found myself for the first time in an innovation lab in Tampa, Florida, where I saw a 3D printer in operation for the first time. I couldn’t look away. I realized immediately that 3D printing had the potential to change the world as it became more integrated into daily business activities such as manufacturing. That’s when I decided to leap of faith.

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3. Start a craft business

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $80,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,300
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful craft business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a craft business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a craft business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m Theresa the owner of the blog DIY Lifestyle. On my blog, I share dozens of gluten-free, vegan, paleo, raw vegan and healthy recipes, fun crafts & DIYs, helpful life hacks, and travel tips. I started my blog because I was looking for a place to write down useful information to share with people all around the world but it quickly turned into something more.

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4. Start a t-shirt customization kiosk

Examples of a successful t-shirt customization kiosk:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a t-shirt customization kiosk:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a t-shirt customization kiosk ➜

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5. Start a radium sticker business

Examples of a successful radium sticker business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a radium sticker business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a radium sticker business ➜

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6. Start a badge sticker business

How Much Can You Make?
$9,000 — $83,333/month
Skills

Examples of a successful badge sticker business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a badge sticker business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a badge sticker business ➜

Case Study
  • Tim Koa started selling stickers on Etsy as part of a side hustle in mid-pandemic in August 2020.
  • He managed to sell stickers worth around $31,682 in just one year of selling.
  • Tim talks about how he started printing stickers with a cheap printer from Amazon. It cost him so much on the ink cartridges that he decided to switch to a better quality printer.
  • His Etsy store has about 3000 visits per month on average, with a conversion rate of around 8%.

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7. Start a laminated sheet business

Examples of a successful laminated sheet business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laminated sheet business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laminated sheet business ➜

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8. Start a bumper stickers business

Examples of a successful bumper stickers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bumper stickers business:

Learn more about starting a bumper stickers business ➜

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9. Start a wall stickers business

Examples of a successful wall stickers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wall stickers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wall stickers business ➜

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10. Start a custom stickers business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $125,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful custom stickers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a custom stickers business:

Learn more about starting a custom stickers business ➜

Case Study

Hey, I’m Jordyn and I’m the owner of Jordyn Alison Designs. My intentions with my products are to bring joy to your daily life as well as help connect you with others.

As of February 2020, I’m currently averaging $3,000 a month. I know this number could (and will) be better but for now, I’m really content with this!

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11. Start a names sticker business ($1.5M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$83,333 — $125,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful names sticker business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a names sticker business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a names sticker business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m David Rubie-Todd, a co-founder of Sticker it. We print custom stickers for some of the smallest and largest brands all over the world.

Our customers fit into 3 groups; creative individuals, designers, and marketers. Each of these customers buys stickers or labels for a different reason so we’ve learned to tweak the user experience depending on who they are.

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12. Start a phone stickers business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful phone stickers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a phone stickers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a phone stickers business ➜

Case Study
  • Tim Koa started selling stickers on Etsy as part of a side hustle in mid-pandemic in August 2020.
  • He managed to sell stickers worth around $31,682 in just one year of selling.
  • Tim talks about how he started printing stickers with a cheap printer from Amazon. It cost him so much on the ink cartridges that he decided to switch to a better quality printer.
  • His Etsy store has about 3000 visits per month on average, with a conversion rate of around 8%.

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Watch the full video on youtube.com

13. Start a comic sticker business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful comic sticker business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a comic sticker business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a comic sticker business ➜

Case Study
  • Tim Koa started selling stickers on Etsy as part of a side hustle in mid-pandemic in August 2020.
  • He managed to sell stickers worth around $31,682 in just one year of selling.
  • Tim talks about how he started printing stickers with a cheap printer from Amazon. It cost him so much on the ink cartridges that he decided to switch to a better quality printer.
  • His Etsy store has about 3000 visits per month on average, with a conversion rate of around 8%.

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Watch the full video on youtube.com

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