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Can You Make Money Giving Away Credit Cards?

Nov 15, 2007
Can you make money giving away credit cards? Giving away credit cards is the basis of a brand new type of home based business. Some features that make this business stand out are that it is not multi-level marketing (MLM), you don't have to do any cold-calling, you don't have to sell anything you don't have to make a monthly purchase or pay fees to remain a member of the business, and you don't have to recruit other people into the business to make money.

So, back to the original question: can you make money giving away credit cards? I'd like to show you the answer by asking you to consider these, three questions:

1. How many people do you know who have at least one credit card?

2. How hard do you think it must be to get along without a credit card?

3. How easy do you think it would be to give a credit card to someone who wants one?

Nowadays practically everything we pay for calls for a payment card of some kind. Things that spring to mind are restaurant bills, purchases made online, vacation bookings, clothing purchases, grocery bills. Checks used to be an option but they are no longer accepted in many places; paper has been replaced by plastic for most everyday purchases. It is easy to see that credit card transactions offer a method of payment which is convenient to both the seller and the spender.

Most people who use a credit card own more than one card to enable them to get the maximum interest-free period on their purchases. Some people make a habit of changing to a different credit card company whenever there is a special offer such as a low interest rate, or a favourable deal on balance transfers, or some other promotional deal.

Other people who will be on the lookout for a credit card are those who have been refused credit. This might happen to people who have previously run into trouble with a credit card company during a period of unemployment. Students and graduates who have no credit history find it hard to find a credit card company willing to offer them credit facilities.

The most unfortunate group of people who can't get a credit card when they need one are victims of identity theft (also known as identity fraud). They can find that they have been blacklisted for credit even though they are completely innocent of any crime. Once adverse credit references get into the system, it can take years for a victim of identity fraud to have their records corrected and their credit lines restored.

Anyone who doesn't have a credit card (for whatever reason) is limited to carrying sufficient cash to cover any purchases they might want to make, or to using a cash card to have the money taken straight out of their bank account. Carrying large sums of cash is never a good idea because it is unlikely to be recovered if it gets lost or stolen. Cash debit cards are fine as long as you have enough money in your bank account to cover your spending; debit cards take away any possibility of deferring payments for anyone on a tight budget who needs a little leeway to juggle funds.

There is no doubt that credit cards are an in-demand product and it is easy to see how a home business based on giving people what they want is almost bound to be successful. With comparatively little effort, and working part-time it is possible to earn a healthy monthly income from giving away credit cards.
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