When looking to invest in a laser etching machine for your business, you want technology that will produce a high ROI, and FAST! You also want technology that is versatile enough to offer your business many opportunities. The AP laser etching machine can do just that. It’s a versatile tool that can mark on dozens of materials making it easy for you to diversify into so many different markets. But with so many options, sometimes it’s daunting to figure out precisely what markets to get into. Today we’re sharing three markets that are easy to get into and guaranteed to make you a hefty profit in as little as one month!
Market #1: Granite Pet Memorials
The pet memorial market is a 15 billion dollar market that is just waiting for people like you to get into. With Americans spending more money on their pets than ever before, the lack of memorialization options for our furry friends is insane! Most towns have at least a few local vet clinics that offer cremation, but most of the time, they don’t have many options when it comes to pet memorials.
How Much Money Can I Make Laser Engraving Pet Memorials?
The granite pet marker market is a fascinating market, because nobody is doing it, and the mark up is incredible. You can purchase 6″ x 6″ black granite tiles for around $2.25 apiece. Personalize the tile with a photo of a pet, add a name and some dates and you will have created a meaningful memorial for someone. The best part? They sell for around $100. That is a whopping 6000% markup.
How Can I Get Into The Pet Memorial Market?
Getting into this market is easy. Create a handful of samples and approach your local vet clinics. Ask them if you can leave a sample and some business cards with them. Offer them $20 for every customer they send your way. In the end, everyone involved is happy with the transaction; you made $80, the vet made $20 doing close to nothing, and the customer now has a lovely memorial they can admire for years to come.
If you make a connection with four vet clinics in your area and can produce three tiles each month for each of them, that is a whopping $960 a month!
Read more about this untapped market opportunity here!
Market #2: Bricks
This market is a little bit tricky to get into, but once you do, it is incredibly lucrative! Profits from a single brick campaign can be huge, generating thousands of dollars in a short amount of time! And, AP Lazer is the perfect laser engraver for brick fundraisers.
Go to any school, university, church, hospital, or non-profit and you will most likely find a donation brick walkway or an area that would be an ideal place for a brick walkway.
Reach out to organizations that would be well suited for a brick walkway. Many of these organizations are always looking for more money, so this is an excellent opportunity for them. Let them know that you just got a laser etching machine and would like to talk to them about what you can offer. Make a few brick samples and take them with you to your meeting.
Laser engraving is an ideal process for personalizing custom donation bricks. Each brick takes about 10 minutes to engrave, and there are no chemicals, stencils, or other materials involved. Just the brick and your laser. The high heat from the laser turns the brick to glass making it far more durable than traditional methods. You can also complete multiple bricks at once when you use the array function.
What Kind of Laser Etching Machine Is Needed to Engrave Bricks?
You will want to look for a laser etching machine that has a power of at least 60w. You will also want to consider the size of the bed. The larger the bed, the more bricks you can engrave at once.
How Much Money Can I Make Laser Engraving Bricks?
You can charge anywhere from $20-$30 for a finished brick, but for this example, we’ll use $20. Typically, when engraving bricks for a donation or fundraising scenario, the organization will supply the bricks for you to engrave. Some distributors make bricks specifically for laser engraving. Most brick walkways are made up of thousands of bricks. At $20 a brick, you can imagine how quickly your bank account will fill up!
Find out all you need to know about laser engraving bricks here.
Market #3: Stainless Steel Tumblers
Stainless steel mugs and tumblers are increasing in popularity, and if you want to get in on the trend, you can customize them with anything your customer desires with your high power AP Lazer. Price points for custom stainless steel engravings range anywhere from $10-$40, depending on the artwork that is requested.
High Profit with Large Orders
The real profit comes when you score a large order. Custom stainless steel mugs make great company gifts, Christmas gifts, party favors, and even work incredibly well as a donation item for your local school. Consider dropping off a few custom mugs at local businesses and see if you can generate some interest. Choose some companies you’d want to work with and send them a sample to make an impression. You better believe when they need a custom and meaningful gift, they’ll be calling you with their stainless steel mug order.
Find out exactly how to laser engrave a stainless steel mug.
It doesn’t matter if you are an established business that has been around for 150 years, or a business just starting out, your laser can start making you incredible amounts of money from the get-go. These markets are ideal for any business to get into because there isn’t much extra space needed, there is a low overhead cost, and it doesn’t matter what market you are currently in!