Provide laser engraving of products provided by customers
Sell products that can be engraved and personalized
Provide laser engraving service
If you want to earn money part-time, this is a good choice. You can offer engraving services on items your customers already own.
So, for example, a sports team might source trophies from a vendor and come to you for engraving.
How does laser engraving cost?
If you are just offering laser engraving services without a product, then you can charge by letter or simple design.
You can also charge per minute that the laser runs, usually $1-2 per minute.
Aim for a 30-50% profit on each laser engraving project, although for smaller projects this may not be possible.
It might be easier to charge a fixed price if you're just laser engraving rather than buying the product. You basically want to cover your costs and make some money in the process.
I found this handy calculator to help you price the laser engraved products you want to sell.
How to Sell Engraved Products
If you really want to expand your business, you'll want to consider sourcing items yourself.
Profit margins are much higher when you sell engraved items that people can give as gifts or collect for themselves.
For example, you might want to sell laser-engraved glass bottles. You can buy a pack of 18 mason jars for around $30
The margins on the finished product are staggering. Read on for the best laser engraving ideas you can make yourself.
The Most Profitable Thing Made With a Laser Engraver
Below you will find some genius laser cutting business ideas that can make you a quick buck.
You can spot these on sites like Etsy or at craft fairs and make an easy profit.
Personalized Wooden Cutting Board
A personalized wooden cutting board with a name or saying makes a great gift for all occasions and can be found online for around $30-$50.
Baby Milestone Cards
Baby milestone cards are popular, with weekly or monthly photos of baby takins.
They are very simple to make and require no expensive wood or materials. A set of 12 discs sells for about $20.
Personalized wooden coasters
Custom wood coasters make a great gift for a bridal shower or event, and are an easy laser engraving project that can turn heads.
Laser engraved keychain
Cute personalized keychains that won't cost too much but can easily set you back a good profit
Name tags are great things to make with a laser engraver and sell for a profit.
You can buy a lot of name tags (with magnets or pins) from wholesalers and sell them to businesses, conferences, or even people throwing parties.
Laser Engraving Diploma
Obviously, these take a lot of time to make, but they sell for a whopping $150 on Etsy.
These can be great special items to offer to your engraving clients, all you need is a nice piece of wood and your engraving machine.
Christmas tree festive baubles are another great thing to create with a laser engraving machine, which can then be sold on sites like Etsy.
Obviously, this is more of a seasonal item that won't be sold year-round.
Personalized wooden spoon
This is a really cute wedding or bridal shower gift idea for a couple who loves to cook.
You can buy wooden spoons at dollar stores, and engraved versions can run you upwards of $20 plus shipping.
Engraved Mason Jar
I already mentioned how mason jars are one of the most profitable things to make with a atomstack laser engraver.
People buy them as wedding favors or centerpieces, and they're easy to make on your engraving machine.
Laser Engraved Magnets
These usually sell in sets of 4 for around $15.
You can make various designs such as hearts, inspirational words and symbols.
Custom tumblers and travel mugs are popular and very profitable.
Custom dog tags
Custom dog tags are very popular and very profitable on Etsy. They run around $15-20 depending on customization.
Laser Engraved Personalized Journal
Laser engraved personalized notebooks, diaries and pilot logs are just some of the leather goods you can customize with an engraving machine and sell online.
Personalized Charcuterie Board
Cheese boards or charcuterie boards are so popular right now that many people buy them as gifts.
They sell for about $50 on Etsy, so they came up with a great laser engraving business idea to make some money.
Laser Engraved Map Wall Art
Laser-engraved murals of all kinds are bestsellers, but the map is one of the top sellers, selling for more than $100.