How to start Greeting Cards Home Business

Written by Randy Wilson


Do you like to create pictures and designs, or writing? Do you love to look atrepparttar greeting cards in your local stores? Then a greeting cards home business could be for you. This is a business with incredible growth, and income potential. It also givesrepparttar 139792 greeting card home based business owner several options inrepparttar 139793 business itself.

A greeting card home business opportunity can have you doing only one part, such as drawing or writing. This same business can be selling e-cards or cards sold in stores. It could also entail purchasing a territory from a larger card distributor.

The first step in how to start a greeting card company is to decide what part ofrepparttar 139794 greeting card business you want to focus on. As a freelance greeting card artist, you would focus only on designing cards for other companies. There are costs associated with this option and could includerepparttar 139795 purchase of a computer and graphic art software if you donít already have these items.

If you decide to be a freelance greeting card writer, your home based greeting card business would focus on only writingrepparttar 139796 phrases to be used on greeting cards. For this, you only need a computer and quick turn around time.

Of course, you can always freelance as both a writer and artist. To get jobs you must contact companies to see if they are in need of freelancers. They pay from $50 an assignment to several hundred dollars per assignment. However, until you build up a portfolio of samples, and sometimes even after, jobs can be hard to find.

Another option is to purchase a vending route from a larger greeting card company. This route becomes your way of starting a greeting card company. You are required to keep current clients stocked in cards, replace old cards with new ones and get new clients to build your income. You have start up costs that can run from several hundred to several thousand dollars in inventory. However, when you takerepparttar 139797 cards torepparttar 139798 clients, you receive your payments right then.

If you want to start your own line of cards, your greeting card business plan would focus on all aspects of greeting card businesses. You will design and write each greeting card inside and out. Your creative freedom would not be hindered by someone telling you what they want. You would make allrepparttar 139799 decisions and it would truly be your greeting cards business.

How to Make Money as a Reflexologist

Written by Randy Wilson


Being a reflexologist is one ofrepparttar top five career choices inrepparttar 139739 field of holistic health. The trend shows that more and more people are turning toward holistic practices to enhance traditional medical therapies. Being a reflexologist also allowsrepparttar 139740 practitioner to create a flexible schedule in many circumstances.

If you have thought about a career in reflexology, it is time to start getting more information. The first thing you should do is contactrepparttar 139741 local reflexology association in your area. One such website is forrepparttar 139742 American Reflexology Certification Board at www.arcb.net. Although, certification is not required inrepparttar 139743 United States, for professional reasons, you should be certified if it is available.

Atrepparttar 139744 website, you will want to find answers to several things. You can look for schools certified to teach reflexology, licensing and certification requirements, and any other information you think would be helpful to you.

Going to school to become a reflexologist is a requirement in most places, even if you donít need to be licensed or certified after graduating. Classes range in duration from six months to one year or more. The class usually is at least 100 hours in classroom time and at least 300 hours practical time. Depending on your location, requirements may vary.

You should look for a reflexologist program that focuses on more thanrepparttar 139745 feet and hands. Look for a school that discusses health, nutrition, biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy, ethics and professionalism. Finding a school that also explainsrepparttar 139746 business side of being a reflexologist is a plus. You may want to consider a school that also offers a massage therapist program. Even if you donít do it now, becoming a massage therapist can add to your income potential and increase your marketability. You may decide to wait to take these classes later, since they are more intense and licensing is a requirement in many areas.

As a reflexologist, you will be working with a clientís feet and hands for 45 minutes to one hour in a normal session. You should be able to talk withrepparttar 139747 client before, during and afterrepparttar 139748 session. It is your job as a reflexologist to calm and relaxrepparttar 139749 client while being a good listener.

Once you are inrepparttar 139750 final stages ofrepparttar 139751 reflexologist program, you should start working on marketing your services. From your practical experience, you may have a small client base, but you need a large client base that will continue to grow. You should decide if you want to go to your clients or have them come to you. If they come to you, consider renting space or partnering with a chiropractor, doctorís office, podiatrist, or holistic health center.

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