When I get stuck on a problem in my business and need to take a step back, I usually grab a pack of colored pencils and an adult coloring book. There’s something that completely relaxes me about feeling my hand glide across a page again and again.
If you’re curious, my favorite one is this Romantic Country. The artist actually uses toothpicks to create her designs (yep, that’s awesome!).
But I’m not alone in my love for adult coloring. There’s a growing trend of people who enjoy coloring that’s spawned the release of hundreds of complex coloring pages and books that were designed exclusively for adults.
If you’ve been thinking about creating your own adult coloring books, here are four reasons why you should go for it…
Reason #1: Adult Coloring Books Are Still Popular
100 Flowers by Jade Summer is a #1 Best-Seller on Amazon.
From my research, I can confidently estimate she’s selling an average of 12,000+ copies in a 30-day period.
Keep in mind that number is for a single coloring book. If you look, you’ll discover Jade Summer actually has a line of over 100 coloring books of varying levels of complexity and at various price points…many of which are best-sellers!
Don’t be so quick to believe people who tell you adult coloring pages or books are dead!
Reason #2: It’s Fun to Design Coloring Pages
Half the fun of creating a business is getting to be creative, experiment, and try new things. With adult coloring, there are so many different ways to design coloring pages and you have no shortage of ways to do this (I’ll get to that later in this guide).
You can design coloring pages around a specific theme such as animals. For an example, take a look at this best-selling coloring book on Amazon.
Of course, you can also combine two seemingly unrelated ideas to create a coloring book that’s entirely unique. This is a best-selling coloring book that also features cocktail recipes.
You could easily take two topics that you’re passionate about and create a themed-coloring book around them. Often, it’s the unusual and quirky ideas that truly capture the imagination of buyers!
You can also design a coloring book specifically for an audience that you’re passionate about serving. For example, here’s a coloring book geared toward Christians and those who are interested in religion.
My point in sharing these isn’t that you should go and copy someone else’s design (that’s a terrible idea). It’s to show you the vast array of products you could create.
Chances are if you’ve thought to yourself, “I wish there were a coloring book for…”, then you’re probably not the only one. There might be thousands of hungry buyers who are looking for a book like yours!
Reason #3: Adult Coloring Pages Give You a Flexible Schedule
Some online business models require you to spend a lot of time at your computer and follow a strict schedule. For example, if you’re a business coach, you have to show up at certain times of day to meet with your clients.
It’s the exact opposite with adult coloring books. You can design them whenever you want. If you work best at midnight and that’s when you prefer to work on your designs, then you can do that. If you’re a morning person, then you can make your new creations after you grab that first cup of coffee. Heck, there’s even a coffee animals book you could color while you wait for your java to brew.
Another advantage of setting your own schedule with coloring books is that you get to focus on building this business around your life. Too many entrepreneurs make the mistake of creating a business that essentially runs their lives—that’s just not fun!
But when you’re selling and publishing your adult coloring pages, you don’t have this stress and frustration. Instead, there’s only the joy that comes from creating a life you love that lets you live your dreams.
Reason #4: It’s Fun to Work from Anywhere
Like many online business ventures, you can work from anywhere when it comes to designing your coloring books. This means if you want to live a nomadic lifestyle where you travel from country to country while designing your coloring books, it’s possible.
You could even let your wanderlust inspire you to make a series of coloring books based on popular destinations like this Landmarks of the World coloring book.
Of course, you could also just be inspired by the ever day images around you as you design your coloring book. This Home Sweet Home theme certainly gives me cozy vibes and makes me want to grab my colored pencils!
When it comes to creating your coloring books, you aren’t chained to a desk! Thanks to technology, you can make your designs from anywhere.
Don’t Be Afraid to Dream…
Creating adult coloring pages or books is a great business model that can be enjoyable and profitable. You can spend a few hours creating a coloring book one afternoon and reap the rewards for months or even years to come!