Jigsaw Puzzle Business

If you are interested in starting a jigsaw puzzle business then this book by Kevin Poorman will help you make that decision.

It is newly written in January 2017 and provides a truthful reality about starting a jigsaw puzzle business.

Taken from the Forward in his book,  he writes the following below.


Comments on a Jigsaw Puzzle Business

I've seen it done. From start to success, I  have seen a very successful person, persevere all that is entailed to start a jigsaw puzzle business. She started with sharing her digital designs in our Facebook Group, asking if we liked it or what should be changed.

Then she sourced out a cutting manufacturer that provided her with quality cut puzzle board. She set up her Amazon store so her puzzles could be shipped by Amazon and she set up to start selling locally in her own area. She continued to reach out to Amazon stores outside Canada and the USA to become global. She continued to reach out further than her Canadian Province of Quebec to Retailers who would 'shelf' her products in her store. On her website she added other Brand Merchandise and expanded her social media.

She worked tirelessly at promoting her puzzles at events on and mostly offline.  She acquired investors from a local TV Reality show.  She's dealt with all the complexities of taxes world wide and import/exports. That and a lot more behind the scenes work made her successful in the first 3 years and she continues to this day going on 6-7 years.

Congrats to her as a Digital Artist who made it mostly on her own. Her name is Anie Matias from Quebec, Canada. Her business name and website is JaCaRou Puzzles

Establishing a Jigsaw Puzzle Business


J. Kevin Poorman grew up around the art culture world in Southern Indiana.  He is an Artist, Photographer and puzzle maker living in Lorton, Virginia.


Kevin shares his journey into establishing his own jigsaw puzzle business. Here are some of the areas he encountered...

  • The business model
  • The Business License
  • Puzzle dies, presses, manufacturers and chipboards
  • Puzzle images and prints
  • Labels, paper, adhesives, 
  • Mounting, cutting
  • Packaging and printing services
  • Demographics, strategies
  • Marketing venues and ideas
  • Retail displays
  • Costs and profits
  • Business ideas and product lines
  • Credit card payments

Now you can see from the above list how extensive starting your own jigsaw  puzzle business can be however they are all necessities that will be encountered or required to become successful at establishing your own jigsaw puzzle business. 

You can see all of J. Kevin Poorman's books at www.puzzlecuts.com


ABOUT THE AUTHORWith her self-published book and  over 300 jigsaw puzzle reviews,  Linda has established herself as a prominent social media marketing influencer and jigsaw puzzle-preneur.  If you want to send Linda a quick message, visit her contact page here.


We have collected a massive list of jigsaw puzzles in numerous categories on our Amazon Store link. It's a quick way to browse most current puzzles and/or specific seasons, accessories and themes. Makes for a terrific one-stop jigsaw puzzle gift giving shopping centre. CLICK HERE

Jigsaw Puzzle Business for Artists, Photographers or Graphic Designers

OR.......are you an Artist, photographer, maybe a Graphic Designer and want to sell your creative art? That's a Home-based business too. 

You can increase your income by licensing your creative images.

This book covers the copyright, patent and trademark laws. It touches on licensing agreements, maximizing royalties and negotiation checklists. It shows you what a model agreements might look like as well as finding manufacturers. Also and very important is the licensing in cyberspace. 

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About Jigsaw Puzzlers

Exploring the Diverse Personalities of Jigsaw Puzzle Enthusiasts

Introduction: Jigsaw puzzles have long captivated individuals of all walks of life, providing a unique form of entertainment and relaxation. The people who enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles come from various backgrounds and possess distinct personalities. In this article, we will delve into the different personality types of jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts, including the term "dissectologist," the qualities of collectors and hoarders, and the driving force behind the desire to possess certain puzzles.

  1. The Dissectologist: Passionate Problem-Solvers The term "dissectologist" has been coined to describe individuals who revel in the process of solving jigsaw puzzles. These enthusiasts possess a deep curiosity and enjoy the challenge of breaking down complex images into smaller, manageable pieces. Dissectologists are often patient, detail-oriented, and persistent in their pursuit of completing a puzzle.
  2. Collectors: Seeking Variety and Mastery Many jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts are avid collectors. They take delight in acquiring and assembling a wide range of puzzle designs, often driven by a desire for variety and the satisfaction of building an extensive collection. Collectors are motivated by the pursuit of mastery, constantly seeking new challenges and honing their puzzle-solving skills.
  3. Hoarders: The Love for Possessing Puzzles Some individuals who enjoy jigsaw puzzles exhibit hoarding tendencies, driven by an emotional attachment to the puzzles themselves. These individuals find joy in owning and preserving a vast array of puzzles, often displaying them as a source of pride. The act of collecting and possessing the puzzles becomes an integral part of their identity and serves as a source of comfort.
  4. The Thrill of Completion: Must-Have Puzzles Certain jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts experience an intense drive to acquire specific puzzles. Whether it's a rare edition, a limited release, or a puzzle featuring a beloved theme, the allure of "must-have" puzzles is irresistible to these individuals. The excitement and sense of accomplishment that come with completing these coveted puzzles fuel their passion.
  5. Social Puzzle Solvers: Connecting and Bonding For some, jigsaw puzzles serve as a means of social connection. These individuals relish the opportunity to gather with friends or family, working collaboratively to solve puzzles. The act of puzzle-solving becomes a shared experience, fostering teamwork, communication, and a sense of camaraderie.
  6. Therapeutic Solitude: Escape and Relaxation Many puzzle enthusiasts find solace and relaxation in the solitary act of solving puzzles. The process of fitting pieces together offers a respite from daily stressors, allowing individuals to enter a state of mindfulness and focus. Puzzling serves as a form of self-care, promoting mental well-being and providing a temporary escape from the demands of everyday life.

Conclusion: The world of jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts is as diverse as the puzzle pieces they meticulously connect. From the dissectologists who relish the challenge to collectors driven by the pursuit of mastery, and the hoarders who find comfort in possession, each personality type brings a unique perspective and passion to the world of jigsaw puzzles.

Whether seeking the thrill of completion or the joy of social connection, puzzle enthusiasts find solace, relaxation, and fulfillment in the art of puzzle-solving.

(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)