Starting a greeting card business...not something I would have thought about doing a few years ago but after graduating from college and entering the workforce I realize now that owning your own business and working for yourself is the surest way to financial freedom.
Starting a greeting card business involves first, determining your goals in starting one.
I'm sure you're interested in making money with your business so let's start there. To make money you'll need to figure out the all the logistics. There's the creation of the cards, the manufacturing of the cards in quantity, and then the distribution of the cards, all needing to be taken into account. Most businesses have a start up of $100,000 and don't see a return on their investment until at least a couple years.
The type of greeting business I have started and want you to learn about has a start up of less than $400.The average person buys a greeting card a month. With the greeting card business I started, my clients send a greeting card a day. The reason for this is because instead of paying $5 a card, they pay less than $1 a card. They save time and money so they can send more cards. The reason they save time is because they send these cards online using their computer. They are not e-cards, they're real physical greeting cards that arrive in the mail.The way I have my greeting card business set up is this way: I use a company called Send Out Cards.
Their website handles all of my clients orders. They handle of the shipping and charges and cut me checks. All I do is show people the system. I walk them through sending some cards, on my dime, and they all see the value in it. I don't even have to worry about selling people anything because they either want to do it or they don't.
On examination, most people will tell you they have to send greeting cards anyways, and a lot of them have a business or network of friends and family that they want to be in better contact with and Send Out Cards enables them to do this with ease.There are people making really great money being a distributor of Send Out Cards. People that used to be professionals, working 9 to 5 or longer hours and not seeing financial freedom, only stress.
This type of greeting card business is fun and quick to get started and like I said, it only takes a start up of $400 which is quite low compared to other business ventures.The best part about the greeting card business is that the product you are involved with actually changes people's lives for the better. You get to help people communicate and acknowledge one another which is a great feeling.