A home based greeting card business can be a lot of fun and extremely profitable. The possibility of residual is there, in general it is a low stress business and also your bank account doesn't hurt as well. However, when coaching people I see several mistakes people make when starting a greeting card business that I will cover in this article.
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Alright, let's get started. These are not in any certain order.
1) Not having a Clear goal in mind
When someone is starting out, they need to have an idea of where they want to take their business. Everything will work off that end result they are trying to accomplish.
Think about what you want your business to be like and work backwards.
2) Not working with a mentor
The quickest way to be successful in anything is to find someone that has done what you want to do and join them. Some people who start a home based greeting card company try to just do everything on their own and they end up spinning their own wheels.
You can save thousands of dollars and thousands of hours off your learning curve by teaming up with a mentor.
3) Not learning how to market
I should put this mistake as the number one because it really is that important. You could have the best home based greeting card business on the planet but if nobody knows about you then it doesn't matter.
The greatest skill you can ever learn is how to market whatever it is you do as a business, which in this case is a greeting card business. Keep buying books, dvds and going to seminars to learn. It really is your best investment you could make in your business.
4) Not being Focus
This is something I battle myself but working with a team helps me stay on track. You have your goal, now pick 3-5 marketing methods to market greeting cards and run with it.
Put blinders on and push forward. Along the way, people will try to distract you with the latest and greatest way to make money but stay focused, the grass is not greener on the other side.
5) Not working on things that make you money
This is a huge mistake. Some people working a home based greeting card business think that just because they were busy that they were productive. This isn't the case. Unless what you are doing is putting money in your pocket then you are not working on the most critical part of your business.
Make sure that you are focused on the marketing of your business more than the internal aspect of your business.
These are just a few of the mistakes rookies make when starting a home based greeting card business. Take these to heart so you don't make the same mistake.
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