Make Your Own Greeting Cards

...and start your own greeting card home business!

Why make your own greeting cards?

There are a number of reasons why people decide to get into the greeting card business...but most of the time, it's because they love to write and have a talent with words.

If you have an interest in writing greeting cars, you know that making greeting cards consists of writing verses for greeting cards as well as some design experience.

So, how does the writing actually happen? How do you create greeting cards?

Well, it all starts with an idea. No matter what your writing, there is a creative process.

Part of that creative process when you want to write greeting cards is knowing yourself. It's important to be able to express your feelings. It's okay. It is part of the process.

As we know, we are all different. That's why we need so many types of cards!

How do you get started on the process of creating your greeting cards?

  • Know yourself
  • Decide on a tone or style you want to use
  • Empathize with the sender
  • Understand the receiver
  • Make a list your card ideas
  • think about descriptive words
  • Keep your writing simple and honest
  • Learn to brainstorm ideas
  • Ask "what if..." to generate ideas
  • Think about design ideas even if you will hire an artist
  • Start an idea file
  • Use your sense of humor
  • Take notice of your feelings
  • Have fun with it

So, now that your creative juices are flowing, let's talk about the first step in how to make your own greeting cards and start a greeting card company.

Create a mission for your card company, this will help you to pin down the specific market you want to focus on. Also Note all the objectives of your company. Who are your customers?

Create you own ideas and styles which would make your cards unique. Don't do what is already being done. Be different!

You will need cards for all occasions and seasons. But it's best to start out slowly.

You may want to Create a trademark and a logo for your company. Be sure to complete all the legal formalities, and register your company formally.

Greeting Card Home Business Resources

If you want to start a home-based greeting card business you might find these resources helpful.

  • 7 Secrets For Selling Your Greeting Cards From Home. - Discover How To Turn Your Favorite Hobby Making Greeting Cards Into A Profitable Business. Guaranteed!
  • Greeting Card Making for Profit. - Step by step manual on how to turn your greating card passion into a thriving business. This program contains strategies for making money from card making and all the information you'll ever need to help you make money from your craft.
  • Card Sketches. - Discover the Secret to Making Cards You Absolutely Adore Easily and Effortlessly Every Time! 

Marketing your greeting cards

  • As a small company, you will want to create a special niche for your cards and market them on the internet and in small local stores that work well with your niche.

  • Partner with other special occasion gift businesses - Find local or internet businesses that will compliment yours. Then be sure to promote each others products and services.

  • Offer a free reminder service and cater to businesses or professionals.

  • Market to the forgetful. People who know they have bad memories love that you will tell them when they have to send a card!

  • Be sure to send thank you cards to everyone. It shows you appreciate their business and reminds them of you again!

  • A greeting card home business is very Versatile.  you can either write or do the artwork, or if you have the talent you can do both! Or you can specialize and this same business can be creating and selling e-cards. When you make your own greeting cards you get to decide!

It's all up to you!

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