If you are wondering how much does it cost to start a photo booth business, you are in the right place.

While entering the photo booth business is an excellent and lucrative opportunity, we realize that for many new Entrepreneurs, money is a big consideration.  This is especially true when entering into a new business model, even one growing as rapidly as the photo booth industry.  In this article, we will go over the costs that someone who is just starting out might expect to pay when beginning fresh with a new photo booth business.

I am also going to dish out some tips and tricks that will be very valuable for those who are just starting out and veteran photo booth pros alike!

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The PBI Eclipse 2 iPad photo booth. Click on the picture to see its impressive lightshow!

The cost to starting a photo booth business varies pretty drastically.  You can get a professional grade iPad Kiosk like the PBI iPad Eclipse 2, add a printer and an iPad, and you are in business for as little as a few grand.  PBI adds training to the mix so you can find clients for your new business like a pro.  If you are bootstrapping it, this might be your best option.  If you are willing to Finance a booth however, or can squeeze a larger initial investment, you will obviously see improved results.

This business is about landing clients, and impressing them and their guests with your services.  Nothing lands a client like an impressive photo booth, so it is something that is definitely worth putting some money into.  It is something that you will see a return on for years and years.  That being said the cost of photo booths ranges dramatically from an iPad Photo Booth on the low-end ($2000), to a PBI Mirror 2 on the high end (Around 9,000), and so many in between.  There are a lot of things to consider when choosing, such as:

  1. Who are your customers? What types of customers do you anticipate serving, and what kinds of events do you think you will serve?A backyard party may be suitable for one type of booth, but a corporate client might have higher demands.  We have experts who can talk to you and help you figure out what your best option is for you and your area.  You can just give us a call at 972-301-2930.

Want to start your business today?  We offer financing and complete training.


Guests Love Props – They are an important part of the fun.

  1. Don’t forget props!  Expect to pay at least an additional $1000 on high quality, props, supplies, and accessories that keep the money pouring into your bank account from happy clients. This includes backdrops, tables, cases, and additional lighting.  A tip to consider during this process is to think about how you are going to transport all of this.  We have people who start out with small cars, to people who have upgraded to large trailers in our PBI community and all can be successful, but it is something to be mindful of.

Give us a call to see what we recommend for your particular vehicle. 972-301-2930

  1. It really does matter who you purchase your photo booth from. At PBI we are truly a family, and we come together to help each other out when the inevitable business hiccups happen. One of our members told us recently during an interview you can see here, that without the PBI family Facebook community she didn’t think she would be nearly as successful as she currently is.  So you can maybe build a booth, or buy from a less reputable company, but you will pay the price in terms of lack of guidance and accountability that you receive within our Facebook community.  At Photo Booth International, our customers aren’t just customers, they are family.

We have helped 1000’s of people start their photo booth business. Become a member of the #PBIFAMILY

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How do I know which booth is right for me?

It can be difficult to decide when you are bombarded with so many different options.  We are experts in the photo booth industry, and at one point were right in your shoes.  PBI Started off as Photo Booth Dallas, with a single photo booth just like what you are likely considering now.  It was from this place that we grew into an international company, serving 18 countries, and thousands of Entrepreneurs.  We have really mastered the game and know exactly what to consider in the decision-making process.  Consider giving us a call, even if you don’t end up buying from us – We can help you get clear on what your best choices are.

Call us at 972-301-2930 and we can help you decide for free today!

Check out the Mirror 2 Today!

The PBI Mirror 2 is a booth that we often recommend to new entrepreneurs and that many have found tremendous success with.  It starts at $6499, and is available for Financing!  This booth is extremely popular with new business startups and we have seen some tremendous success stories such as EddyGee who just won our PBI Family Member of the Year Award last week.

What are you waiting for?  Take your life to the next level and invest in your future.

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So to answer the question of how much starting the business costs varies greatly.  The short answer is anywhere between a few grand to as much as $12,000-$15,000.  Really though, it is a low cost for a business that can make you free.  If you are ready to make take action on this opportunity, there has never been a better time.  We offer financing options, and can walk you from where you are today, to a successful new career where you can quit your job, and spend more time with your family and doing what matters most to you.  Give us a call today, and see what Photo Booth International can do for you.


To your success,

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