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Greeting Card Business Success Tips #1

May 17, 2008
There's a common theme among those who begin searching for a way to launch their own home based greeting card business - financial freedom. Your current job might not be cutting it for you with the rising cost of living.

Or, it could be that you have a job that pays an amazing salary, but just doesn't fulfill you as much as starting a greeting card business would. It is hard to have to report to work at a certain time. Do certain tasks that you might not agree with but have to fulfill since they cut your check.

Having your own greeting card business doesn't just entail sleeping late and working in your pajamas, as many late night infomercials like you to believe. In fact, you may even find there's more work involved which is usually the case.

There is a huge difference though when it is your greeting card business and not somebody else's.

The satisfaction level you achieve by pursuing your own goals will far be more enjoyable than the work you are doing at your current job.

I want to share a quote by James Michener.

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which.

He simply pursues his vision of Excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both".

There's a solution available to everyone on the spectrum who want to pursue a life on their own terms - and it's called the greeting card business.

A greeting card business allows you to work the hours you want to work, whether that's 11 P.M. to 3 o-clock in the morning or keeping in line with a traditional 8-5 approach. You make the decision. You are in full control.

Your greeting card business can involve as much or as little work as you want it to. You can choose when you want to work. For me, it might be at three o'clock in the morning like the other night because I could not sleep. I knocked out two hours of work and went back to bed. It really is whatever floats your boat.

You'll be able to choose where you work. There is really no need to rent office space out since this is a home based greeting card business. Because overhead costs are kept low anyway, there's no reason to add to it when all you need is a computer and an Internet connection, which fits nicely in a spare bedroom or right in the corner of an existing room, like the den!

Running your own greeting card business means being in touch with it on a regular basis, however, there are ways to leverage our time as well.

But the good news is that laptops are portable, and you could spend 365 days a year lounging on the beach since you can run a greeting card business from anywhere in the world, provided you have access to the World Wide Web.

Something that will take getting use to is you won't have to ask to leave work. You won't have to alert your clients that you're going on a month long trip so an island. You just pack up and go, logging in once a day or so to see how things are progressing.

Let's talk money now. Can sending greeting cards make you money? Enough to give you financial freedom?

Financial freedom has a different meaning for everyone. To some, it could be having enough to finally cover all bills. To others, it may mean making plenty to sock away for retirement and live a luxurious lifestyle.

The benefit of running a home based greeting card business is that you have nobody preventing you from earning as much as you want to. And you won't have to ask anyone to pay you more. You now decide on when you want a raise.

Plus, with our greeting card business opportunity, you have the benefit of making a residual income from mailing greeting cards.

You work more when you want to earn more or cut your hours when money isn't too tight. You decide when and if you want to branch out and build your greeting card business empire.

Now you know about the benefits. Let's talk reality of starting a greeting card business.

You're not going to wake up and start making $400 a day without doing something to reach that goal. Makes sense right? I will tell you that it is possible to make that much money though if you work.

If you're looking for a turnkey, get rich quick miracle, this greeting card business opportunity isn't it. Go buy a lottery ticket and pray that your numbers win big.

The reality is though, if you will stay consistent and build up your greeting card clients, you can do extremely well at this home business. I explain it like building an apartment building. It takes time to build but once you start renting out rooms you come into a flood of money each and every month.
There are a lot of people who don't take the time to educate themselves about this business, and those are the ones who fail to generate any money and continue spinning their wheels until they finally quit out of frustration.

It is so important to have a coach to be right there and walk you through the process of building a successful greeting card business.

Buyer beware - there are a lot of people out there and you're going to be very disappointed if you join by the seat of your pants and don't get with someone that can coach you personally when starting a greeting card business.

Some marketers will tell only half the story - others will blatantly lie (or maybe they just mislead because they don't know what they're talking about). But a few are very, very reliable and give you exactly what you need to build a blueprint for your online greeting card business success.

I'm going to show you the route many have used to gain the financial and personal freedom you now desire. You'll be learning the basics first - like boot camp for greeting card marketers.

All of your fundamental questions will be answered, and some rules will be spelled out before we move on to specific strategies like building a list of prospects, generating traffic to your personal branding site, and developing partnerships with other business owners so you can take in a lot of money in a short period of time.

All of the nitty gritty details of our greeting card business opportunity- the elements most sponsors skip over because they assume you know this stuff already, I'm going to share with you.

You will get a ninety day greeting card business plan to help you become successful.

At the end of this introduction to the greeting card business, you should have all of the fundamental knowledge you need to launch a solid business where you're at the helm, placing one building block on the next until you reach the level of success you've always dreamed about.

This isn't some industry where you can waft in and out from one day to the next. If you're serious about this, it can become a multi-million dollar empire - a bona fide business you can pass down to your heirs.

If you have the motivation and mindset to become a greeting card entrepreneur, taking on the responsibilities that entails, along with reaping the rewards, then you might be a perfect fit to don a new career hat as a business owner.

If your needs are more pressing, then it's advisable that you go out and get a job that has a steady paycheck attached to it. Then, work on building your online greeting card business in your spare time until it reaches a level of success where you can afford to turn in your resignation and work toward increasing your earnings over time.

Having your own online greeting card business isn't a magic bullet. However, it can provide you with the financial security, the lifestyle, and the prestige you want out of your life.

If you're hesitant or need more information, it only means you're proceeding with caution, and that's perfectly normal.

I offer a free ecourse on starting your own fun greeting card business that can give you great insight on what is takes to start a greeting card business from home.
About the Author
David Dutton offers a free mini course for people starting a greeting card business.You can also read about the 7 reasons why starting a greeting card business makes sense.
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