Cards have been around for a while now. As many people may think that as more technology advances the more the replacement of hard copy products by soft copy which is quite contrary.
First, because technology itself has improved the way of creating cards from its natural craft method to digital design.
Secondly, paper production is bound to increase by five hundred million copies by the end of mid-2020. Thus one of the most common uses of paper is for stationery products including greeting cards.
Today, I will tell you how you can make money by selling handmade greeting cards while sitting at home.
Types of Handmade Greeting Cards
The following are the common types of greeting cards we know:
1# Standard greeting cards
This is the type of greeting card that is high quality printed. It contains a decorative design at the front and is usually rectangular in shape and foldable.
2# Personalized greeting cards
This is the type of greeting card that offers the user the privilege of customizing his card. It’s normally done on websites and apps that contain templates and designs giving the customer options to create.
3# Counter greeting card
These are the type of greeting cards that a sold in a single piece.
4# Musical greeting cards
These were common cards back in the days. The cards usually contained a fitted battery and a speaker attached to it.
Thus it had a mechanism in which when you open the cards it triggers the speaker to produce music concerning the theme of the greeting card. The most common musical cards were the Christmas cards
5# Reusable greeting cards
These are the types of greeting cards that can be re-used due to their design. They are designed in such a way that the used paper like the inside page can be taken off and replaced with a new card.
6# Quilling cards
These are cards that contain a carved out design formed by stripping paper. These are normally handcrafted and can serve for a home business
7# Pop-up cards
These are the cards that have stuffed design inside of them. Thus they are called pop-up cards because they tend to pop –up when they are opened.
8# Electronic cards
These contain a template design in which is shareable. Most of them are already designed with the option of adding salutation words and your name and the receiver’s name on the middle theme of the card. They are in the form of soft copy and that’s why they are referred to as e-cards.
9# Printable greeting cards
These are ready template cards in which are normally found online. You usually buy them then download them so as you can print them by yourself. Thus these are also ideal when it comes to hey allow you to start your own greeting card business
Creating hand-made greeting cards can be a good side hustle especially the fact that it can be done at home. But first, you’ll have to have the following
TOOLS NEEDED FOR STARTING A HANDMADE GREETING CARD BUSINESS
1# A scissor
This is to help you cut holes on cards, trim and get crafty
2# A printer
This is to help you print the designs that you’ have created on a card. The printer has to be of good quality and colored specifically.
HOW TO SELL YOUR HANDMADE GREETING CARDS AT HOME
1# Selling printable handmade greeting cards in sites like Etsy
This can give you a lot of money since Etsy has a huge base of customers. Hence printable cards only require the skill of designs saving you the stationary costs.
You can also sell already crafted cards by taking quality pictures of them and posting them in Etsy
2# Create your handmade greeting cards website for business
Your website is very ideal since it helps you integrate with your customers. Thus you can know the demands, what they want and what they like. You can also determine the insights of your customers through this.
3# You can sell handmade greeting cards per customer request
Sites like Upwork and freelancers tend to have this kind of specific job. They allow you to get in touch with a customer base of about 10 million-plus users with different demands.
USES OF HANDMADE GREETING CARDS
Handmade greeting cards comprise of many uses including
– Recovery wishes
Handmade greeting cards business is easy in case you have an eye for designs and its cost-effective since it only requires few employees in case of large demand orders.