Another great way to earn money with a button machine is to make custom buttons for businesses, events, or parties. There are quite a few people that have button-making services on sites like Etsy, so that’s a site to try. You could try doing it on a local level through Craigslist or word of mouth. If you decide to do this, just make sure to value your time in your costing and have set rules/limits on the design work you do for others. For example, you’ll just do words, photos, or logos. Anything custom may need an extra design fee.
I also mentioned that I print my designs out in illustrator. While I couldn’t find Illustrator eps button templates online, I did find some 1.25″ templates you place in either Illustrator or Photoshop on the Buttonbiz web site.