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HOW TO GET PAID TO WRITE GREETING CARDS
Do you want to know more about how to get paid to write greeting cards for money?
Greeting Cards take me back to my childhood and the excitement of opening my birthday or Christmas cards.
Do you remember reading cards that you received on special occasions as a child or as an adult?
The greeting cards industry is a multi-billion dollar business and has annual sales of over $7.5 billion.
Are you a creative writer?
Did you know that you can get paid to write greeting cards from home and earn a decent amount of money if the greeting card companies accept your submissions?
Greeting card companies pay for poems, art, photographs and phrases if your submissions are accepted.
Greeting card companies are always looking for contemporary illustrators, writers, designers and photographs to use in their cards and other products they sell.
A few of the companies listed do accept submissions from countries all over the world.
Getting paid to write greeting cards can be a fun and creative way for you to earn extra money.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN BY WRITING FOR GREETING CARD COMPANIES?
How much you can earn will vary greatly, the companies listed below pay anywhere between $30 – $ 300 per accepted submission.
Always find out before submitting your work how much you will be paid.
Before submitting your work to any of the greeting card companies, read through their submission guidelines.
TIPS FOR WRITING GREETING CARDS
When you next go shopping, look at the greeting cards and read through the various cards to get a feel of the greeting card companies and what they are looking for in their verse, photographs and illustrations.
Calypso Cards publishes and distributes contemporary greeting cards, and their products are sold at specialist retailers in the U.S. and Canada.
Calypso Cards is a woman-owned business that was founded and managed by Nicky Burton.
Calypso Cards Inc publishes and distributes several lines of sophisticated, contemporary and innovative greeting cards.
Calypso Cards usually post the kind of content they need on their website.
Calypso Cards works with a handful of talented freelance artists, illustrators and ghostwriters.
Submissions are open for:
Father’s Day and many more yearly celebrations.
Please have a look at their submissions page to make sure that your work suits their style of work.
Blue Mountain Arts were founded nearly 50 years ago by Susan Polis Schutz and Stephen Schutz.
Have a look at there Facebook page to get an idea of what type of content Blue Mountain Arts is interested in buying.
Blue Mountain Arts accepts submissions in English.
People living outside of the U.S.A. are welcome to submit their work written in English.
If your submission is accepted, you will be contacted within eight weeks.
Their guidelines are on their website.
Noble Works fancy themselves as the industry leaders in the world of off-the-wall greeting cards.
Noble Works is a greeting card publisher that specializes in funny greeting cards.
If you are interested and want to submit your work fill in the form on their website.
Oatmeal Studios was started in Rochester, Vermont, back in 1978.
Oatmeal Studios has unique greeting cards, that feature bright, colourful artworks along with on-the-mark humour.
Interesting facts about Oatmeal Studio’s cards are manufactured in the U.S.A using recycled paper and vegetable-based ink.
Please read the submissions guidelines for Artists and Writers.
Creative RSVP is always looking for new talent.
They have a broad range of topics from short and sweet to long and heartfelt messages.
What Creative RSVP is looking for in writers is the following:
Clever and Original
Current in tone terminology.
What Creative RSVP is looking for in Artists is the following:
Non-Humour artworks should be unique, colourful, bright, fun and well-executed.
Humour artworks should be surprising, unexpected, creative, sassy, witty and have staying power.
Follow the submission schedule when submitting your work.
Shade Tree Greetings has been publishing greeting cards for over 25 years.
If you have old family photos, then visit their website to find out how to submit your photographs to Shade Tree Greetings.
Shade Tree Greetings accepts colour and black and white photographs.
Photos regularly received and reviewed are from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and the ’80s.
Great Arrow has been operating for more than 20 years.
Great Arrow needs new talent and outstanding designs to add to their award-winning card collections for everyday and holidays.
If you want to submit your artwork, review their Artists deadlines.
Warner Press is located in Anderson, Indiana and is a non-profit organization.
Warner Press does accept submissions and is looking for cards providing Christian inspiration.
Visit their website to find out more on how to submit your work.
Card Gnome pays you a royalty for each card sold.
Receive 10% of the price of a card ( 10 cents minimum).
You keep the Copywrite to your work, exclusivity on your designs is not required.
Please visit their website to find out more on how to submit your work and to read their guidelines.
Brush Dance has been operating for nearly 30 years.
Brown Trout is a family-owned company founded in 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
If you are interested in submitting your work to Brush Dance, click on the link and follow the submissions guidelines.
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Greeting Card Universe was founded in California in 2007.
They are now the worlds largest card store with a range of over 600 000 cards, invitations and announcements designed by hand and picked by a community of artists.
You can create your card store on Greeting Card Universe by doing the following:
- Upload your images
- Personalize your store
- Watch your cards sell.
Create your card store for free.
You keep the rights to your images.
HOW MUCH DO YOU EARN?
Standard earning artists will earn up to $0.35cents for each paper card you sell.
Artists can achieve premium earning (2x standard earning) by meeting quarterly earnings thresholds.
You are paid by cheque.
Viabella has been in the greeting card and stationery business since 1941.
Viabella has submission periods based on holidays and special occasions.
Viabella does not respond to submissions unless they decide to purchase your art or verse and are always looking for contemporary art and photography.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?
$150 – $250 per image (art or photography).
$50 – $100 for verse.
Please read the guidelines before submitting your work.
Leanin’ Tree features original artworks by outstanding independent artists from across America and the world.
Leanin’ Tree is a family-owned, made in America business, and has been in business for over half a century.
Read their art submissions page for more on what type of artworks they are looking for and how to submit your work.
If you do not hear from Leanin’ Tree in 4-8 weeks, your submitted work was not a good fit.
Pomegranate was founded in 1968 and is an award-winning independent publisher based in Portland, Oregon.
Pomegranate publishes books, calendars, puzzles, games and stationery.
Their products focus on art, nature, history, science and popular culture.
Pomegranate enjoys collaborating with artists and writers all over the world.
Pomegranate does not discuss royalties, fees or any other monetary matters unless they are interested in pursuing your work for publication.
Visit the Arts and Literature submissions section on their website for more information.
Abacus Cards accepts illustrations and photographs.
Send your submissions by post or via email.
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