25 Brilliant Vinyl Cutter Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Would you like to start your own vinyl cutter related business or earn money on the side, but still need to find the right business idea?

There will be countless exciting business ideas again in 2021. While it sounds exciting to start your own business, it's important that you run with the right idea.

Your goal should be to build a business in a niche that is not only profitable but can also ensure your long-term success.

Hopefully, all of the vinyl cutter related business ideas listed here will give you inspiration and a head start for the 2021 year.

1. Start a Greeting Cards Business

People use greeting cards to mark births, deaths, graduations, anniversaries, and other parties or events.

If you love helping people celebrate special occasions, starting a greeting card business can be a great business opportunity.

When starting a greeting card business, choose a potential niche and write a business plan.

Then, find an ideal spot to sell the greeting cards.

For instance, you can offer greeting card design and posting services, so customers can choose the best designs and post greeting cards online.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $100,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 65 days (?)

I Created A Prank Card Company & Grew It To $30K/Month

Joker Greeting sells unique prank gifts, including a non-stop musical birthday card, an idea raised by the founders visiting their mom's house, having no website or marketing and yet raising $92,073 on Kickstarter in 30 days due to being picked up by media, enabling them to sell 15,000 units in the first year, owned SEO for their niche, selling almost 40,000 units in 2017 and expected to reach 50,000 to 60,000 in 2018 with a small team, using Shopify and various social media channels with lots of organic traffic.

About
Travis started Joker Greeting almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Travis grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Travis $1000 to start the business
Read by 12,265 founders

2. Start a fulfillment by amazon business

How much you can make: $2,300 — $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $900 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How We Started A 4.8M E-Commerce Skincare Company

Tree To Tub, a natural skincare company, solves the painful problem of people with delicate skin, resulting in $3M revenue on their third year; their signature products include shampoo, body wash, and facial cleanser made from the gentle Soapberry, and they have since grown to $4M and plan to reach $10M in 2020.

About
Michael started Tree To Tub almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 18,136 founders

3. Start an art headboards business

4. Start a framing service

How much you can make: $50,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

I Started A $600K/Year Business Creating 3D Art & Optical Illusions [From Iran]

This case study follows the journey of Saleh Sokhandan, the founder of Vidavin, who started with $2,000 and grew his 3D art and optical illusion business to $1 million through unique products, influencer marketing, and a focus on creating pleasant experiences both for customers and himself.

About
saleh started VIDAVIN over 6 years ago
Revenue
saleh grew the business to $50K/month
Costs
It cost saleh $2000 to start the business
Read by 2,406 founders

5. Start a vinyl cut clocks selling business

6. Start a restaurant menu business

A restaurant menus business involves designing, creating, and printing menus for restaurants, cafes, and other dining establishments.

You will work closely with restaurant owners to craft visually appealing and informative menus that showcase the establishment’s offerings.

By providing a professional and enticing menu, the restaurant menus business helps restaurants attract customers and enhance their overall dining experience.

The opportunity is lucrative due to the continuous demand for menu updates, redesigns, and high-quality prints. This is because restaurants strive to stay competitive and maintain an attractive presentation for their customers.

7. Start a vinyl signs business

How much you can make: $15,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How I Turned My Career As A Musician Into A $180K/Year Custom Printing Business

Learn how Michael Nova went from being a musician to starting a $180k/year custom printing business by offering exceptional customer service, building strong vendor partnerships, and prioritizing the long-term success of his clients.

About
Michael started NOVA CUSTOM PRINTING about 28 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Michael $2000 to start the business
Read by 1,982 founders

8. Start a cut-outs business

9. Start a magnets making business

10. Start a vinyl lettering business

How much you can make: $15,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How I Turned My Career As A Musician Into A $180K/Year Custom Printing Business

Learn how Michael Nova went from being a musician to starting a $180k/year custom printing business by offering exceptional customer service, building strong vendor partnerships, and prioritizing the long-term success of his clients.

About
Michael started NOVA CUSTOM PRINTING about 28 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Michael $2000 to start the business
Read by 1,982 founders

11. Start a vinyl cut bookmarks business

12. Start a marketing brochures business

Marketing brochures are one of the most effective and versatile marketing tools companies use to inform the target audience of their services and products. According to statistics, over 70% of marketers use brochures to relay brand messages to their target customers.

Given businesses' high consumption of brochures, starting a marketing brochure design and printing business can be a lucrative opportunity. To start, you need design skills so you can come up with amazing brochures that capture the attention of the target audience.

How much you can make: $800,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How We Started A Digital Flipbook Making Tool That Makes $9.6M/Year

Flipsnack is an online tool that allows anyone to create digital flipbooks and has increased its business revenue by over 50% year over year, with YoY growth rates between 50% - 84%, shifting from a B2C approach and focusing more on B2B.

About
Janina started Flipsnack almost 13 years ago
Revenue
Janina grew the business to $800K/month
Read by 6,468 founders

13. Start a mirror art production business

Mirror art involves assembling small mirror pieces of varying colors and shapes to resemble a picture, landscape, or abstract design. You can use laser engraving technology as a unique and innovative way of customizing mirrors without frosting or damaging the mirror glass.

14. Start a stencil artistry business

How much you can make: $80,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 1 days (?)

I Started An Online Stencil Shop And Make $960K/Year

A packaging designer started Stencil Stop in 2015, which now earns around $100K per month in revenue selling stencils, offering custom stencils as some of its best-sellers, and attracting and retaining customers through simplified products and efficient advertising techniques.

About
Colin started Stencil Stop almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Colin grew the business to $80K/month
Costs
It cost Colin $1000 to start the business
Read by 3,782 founders

15. Start a prototypes building business

16. Start an album art covers remodeling business

17. Start a catalogues business

A catalog is a list or record of items used for introducing new ideas. Businesses use catalogs to create awareness and inspire consumers to purchase.

As more businesses come up nowadays, entrepreneurs are taking advantage of digital printing in helping to grow digital or brick & mortar enterprises. If you are a graphics designer, you can earn money by applying those skills in designing catalogs to help businesses maximize exposure.

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

18. Start a silk-screened mouse pads business

19. Start a wall murals business

20. Start a vinyl record shop

21. Start a wedding book covers business

22. Start a Digital Printing Business

Digital printing is a more flexible and cost-effective option than offset print. It is popular for its quality and ease of use. You don’t need to take the mechanical steps that are essential in offset printing, which makes it much more popular.

Digital printing is a fast-growing industry that allows you to print high-quality images, text, and symbols on your own products. It also allows you to customize printed products with various materials, such as different inks and paper, or you can use pre-made pages and print them using a digital printer.

A Digital printing business is a simple and easy way to start a small business. It requires less investment as compared to other types of printing business ideas.

The average hourly wage for a Digital Print Operator in the United States is $17, but salaries can range from $16 to $19 per hour.

How much you can make: $1,000,000 — $6,250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 92 days (?)

On Starting A Pioneer Web-To-Print Software Solution

Web-to-print software company Design'N'Buy has acquired clients in over 40 countries and earned a turnover of $1.5 million and 1,000+ clients across 60+ countries within a short span of existence.

About
Abhishek started DesignNBuy INC almost 15 years ago
Revenue
Abhishek grew the business to $1M/month
Costs
It cost Abhishek $100000 to start the business
Read by 5,415 founders

23. Start a cut art business

24. Start a banners business

25. Start a christmas ornaments business

Christians wear Christmas ornaments to reflect God’s love and light in their lives. If you are looking for a seasonal business idea, you can start the production of Christmas ornaments using laser technology.

The laser technology provides a cost-effective way of making Christmas ornaments and jewelry. You can operate the business from home or start a small storefront where you can keep your equipment and raw materials.

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.