Starting a Life Casting Business

Starting a Life Casting Business

Author:Michelle Williams

We get lots of enquiries every week from people that want to start a Life Casting Business or Baby Casting Business.  There are lots of things to consider when starting a life castng business and we will seek to address some of those considerations now.

Some of the most common questions that we get asked about Starting a Life Casting Business are:

  • How much will it cost to start a Life Casting Business? 
  • What Training will I need?
  • What Tools and Equipment will I need?
  • What Potential Income am I likely to generate?
  • Will I need any special premesis to operate a Life Casting Business? 

How much will it cost to start a Life Casting Business?

Starting a Life Casting Business offers a very low cost opportunity to start in business, working from home, so this opportunity is ideal for mums looking to earn a flexible income around raising their family.

There are different start-up options, depending upon whether you are interested in starting a Life Casting Business, offering basic 3D Baby Life Castings or if you wish to extend your knowledge and product range further, to include more advanced Life Casting Techniques, including upgrading your Services to offer Metal Cold Casting, Resin Casting, 2D Baby Prints or perhaps you want to offer a Family Life Casting Service, wherby you can capture the special, moments, memories and bonds of entire generations of a family, by creating popular Wreath of Hands Life Casts.

If you wish to start out just offering 3D Baby Hand and Feet Castings, you will need less training and fewer tools and materials, so your Start Up Costs will be kept very low. This is especially so, because starting a life casting business is something that you can easily run from home, so there are no high overheads.

To find out more about the exact costs involved in starting a Life Casting Business, please download our FREE Guide on Starting your own Creative Home Business.  This report is packed with lots of valuable information, with everything you need to know about starting a Life Casting Business.

What Training Will I need to Start a Life Casting Business?

The type and level of Life Casting Training you will need to undertake, will depend very much upon the range of products and services that you wish to offer your Customers.  Some Life Casters decide to start a very basic Baby Casting Business, offering traditional 3D Baby Casting, which is fine if you are starting your Life Casting Business on a limited budget.  However, as with any Business, it is important to build in multiple revenue streams to your Business, so that you have a wider range of products and choice to offer your customers.  This will not only help increase your sales and maximise your profits, but will also enable to to stand out from your Competition, who may be offering a very limited Life Casting Service.

Ideally, you should be seeking to attend the following Life Casting Courses to extend your Life Casting Skills and knowledge and enable you to offer a wide range of choice to your customers:

By learning all of these traditinal and advanced Life Casting Techniques you will be professionaly educated and qualified to offer a wide range of Life Casting Services to your customers, which will greatly increase your chances of starting and sustaining a profitable Life Casting Business.

In terms of our Life Casting Courses, we offer two training options, as follows:

  1. You can either attend a two day workshop with our Accredited Trainer, where we will teach you 3D Baby Hand and Foot Casting, Hands Entwined Casting and 2D Prints Casting.
  2. Alterntively, if you can't make it to our Studio Life Casting Courses, we have a wide selection of Online Life Casting Courses, as illustrated in the bullet-points above. 

If you have any questions at all, about what Life Casting Courses you should consider for Starting a Life Casting Business, please feel free to message me through my Facebook Page and I will be happy to help advise you. 

What Tools and Equipment will I need to Start a Life Casting Business?

This is going to depend very much upon the level of Life Casting Training that you decide to embark upon and the services that you wish to offer, as outlined above.  

If you decide that you only wish to offer a very limited Life Casting Service, for instance a Baby Hand and Foot Casting Business, then you would only need to book onto our 3D Hand Casting Course and order our 3D Baby Casting Starter Kit.  However, if you wish to offer a wider range of services, you may also need to consider extending your Life Casting Training and purchasing our 2D Baby Prints Starter Kit, Metal Cold Casting Starter Kit and a Resin Casting Starter Kit.

What Potential Income am I likely to generate from a Life Casting Business?

Starting a Life Casting Business can be an extremely lucrative and profitable investment, so long as good business practices and marketing methods are employed. The great thing about starlng a Life Casting Business, is the size and potential of the market-place.  You can start a Life Casting Business focussed around human life casting but also the ever expanding Pet Life Casting market place.  However, if we look purely at the Baby Life Casting Sector, recent research shows us that size of the Baby Market is booming and is set to grow further:

  • 130 million babies are born globally every year
  • 353,000 babies are born globally every day
  • 255 babies are born every minute

In fact, we have a growing population, estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050, so if there is one thing we can be sure of, babies will always be born and will never go out of fashion!  Neither will a parent's desire to caputure a precious memento of their Baby, whilst they are still tiny and before they grow too quickly.

So, this is just the potential of a Baby Casting Business, but don't also forget that by starting a Life Casting Business, you also have the opporunity to extend your market appeal to pet owners and animal lovers. In fact, many of our former Life Casting Course Delegates have gone on to set up lucrative recipricol marketing agreements with Vets, Pet Shops, Dog Groomers and Pet Crematoriams, because the process of Life Casting a human and a pet is pretty much the same, apart from one small thing, which we explain in our Studio Life Casting Courses and Online Life Casting Courses. 

But in terms of what you can actually earn from starting a Life Casting Business, this very much depends upon your passion, determination and level of committment.  As with any Business, you get out what you put in!  The cost of the raw materials necessary to produce Baby Hand and Feet Life Casts, for instance is relatively low compared to the potential return, so your income will be dependent upon your marketing committment and the number of Life Casting appointments you are able to committ to per week or per month.  

However, to help you gain a better understanding of the costs and profits involved in starting a Life Casting Business and your potential return, please download our FREE Guide on Starting your own Creative Home Business, where you will gain access to valuable information, including our Cost vs RRP Spreadsheet and Profit Calculator.

Will I need special premesis to Start a Life Casting Business?

Absolutely not! The great thing about starting a Life Casting Business, is that it can easily be run from home!  In fact most of our former Life Casting Course Delgates are operating their businesses from their Kitchen Tables and in doing so are joining the realms of the hundreds of other women contributing to the economy as 'Kitchen Table Tycoons.'  These are enterprising female entrepreneurs, who are successfully juggling the roles of motherhood and business, by operating successful and profitable business from the Kitchen Tables!  

Do you want to become a Table Top Tycoon by starting your own Life Casting Business?

If so, please dowload our FREE GUIDE below to find out more!

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