Need to send a card?

I went to the newsagents today to purchase a card for a celebration that is taking place tomorrow. The date had sneaked up on me and I wasn’t prepared enough to have organised the card through my normal avenue.  The card cost more than double what I normally spend these days. I don’t begrudge the $$ but do recognise that if I’m going to be prudent in my spending then having been better organised if I had planned ahead I would have saved some $’s.

If you know in advance you need to send a card to someone, and I mean only 2 or 3 days, then you can get a card for just $2.99 printed and posted. And you can design your own card or use any one of the 15,000 templates that are available.

So if you want some choices without having to make time to go to the shops and the post office, click here to get started.  You can send one-off cards whenever you want, or you can open an account of your own and get the cards at an even lower price to be more cost efficient if you wish.

Work from home: no skills required

Well, when I say ‘no skills’ it does help if you know how to spell and use the Internet.

It’s not often that there is a true work-from-home opportunity that doesn’t require a good set of skills and isn’t a scam. But this one fits the bill.

In reality, all you need is a computer, internet connection and people connections.  That is, you are a great connector and always meeting people and willing to share what you know with others.

This business is about sending out cards to people:  family, friends, loved ones, colleagues, contacts, anyone you know really. And you can send cards to say any of the following things:

  • Happy Birthday
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy Easter
  • For Bar Mitzvahs
  • Wedding invitations
  • Baby Showers
  • Kitchen Teas
  • Happy Easter
  • Good luck!
  • Bon Voyage
  • Congratulations
  • Extend your sympathy
  • To say I love you
  • Thank you
  • I was thinking of you
  • To give information and for any other reason you can think of.

If you already buy cards to send to people and know people who do the same, then this business is ideal for you and for them.

The business I’m talking about is “Send Out Cards” and these are real printed cards, on recycled card, and with a real postage stamp.

You login to the website, choose a card, or create your own, write your message, and click on Send.  The service then prints your card and posts it for you.  All for the cost of less than $1.50 per card printed and posted.

Because it’s on recycled card, the business is ‘green’ and environmentally conscious and the cards are good quality printed cards. There are over 15,000 templates available or you can create your own from scratch. So if you’re creative, or if you like taking photographs, or want to use your children’s drawings, then all of these can be done.  However, it’s not necessary and you can simply choose what is already available and write your own heartfelt message.  So, creative or not, this business is ideal for all.

You can even have your own handwriting uploaded as a personal font so the cards are printed in that font.

As with any business there is a cost to set up but it isn’t huge and the returns are really very good.  If you are prepared to put in 2-5 years on this business part-time, simply sending cards and showing others how to do it too, you can build a decent residual income. And the nature of this business is ideal for anyone who wants to work from home but is also suitable for those with existing businesses. After all, there’s nothing like a handwritten heart felt card sent to a client saying how much you appreciate them doing business with you.

If this sounds of interest to you, then you can send a card free on me by going to my Send Out Cards site. Watch the video at option 1, send a card to anyone you want at option 2 and look at the business options at 3.  Retail, Wholesale or Entrepreneur – it’s your choice.

And if you’re not convinced, then perhaps purchasing a copy of this book Beach Money might help you.  Jordan Adler writes about his experiences in trying many different business opportunities before finding Send Out Cards and is today a very successful business owner.

My confession

Ok, it’s hard to say it.  My name is Kathie and I’m a blogaholic.

There!  I’ve said it.  I just can’t help myself.  You see, I get an idea that germinates for awhile and then I realise that perhaps others might like the topic too. And then I’m just playing around you see, looking at themes, experimenting with domain names and then before I know it, I’ve purchased a new domain name (or 2 or 3) and found a template I’ve fallen in love with and then suddenly I have a new blog.  I just can’t help it.  I’ve lost count of how many.  My kids say to me, ‘oh mum, have you got another NEW site?’  And I have to admit I’ve done it again.

I started a gardening one for that reason and another on photography (which I write to every single day).  Another about my home city, another about dodgy photos.  I have 3 that are potential holding bays for books in the future. And that’s not to mention the business ones I own or the ones for clients that I set up. And now a new one as of yesterday all about favourite places for coffee.

It was my eldest daughter’s fault this time. She started the idea when she took me to this fantastic place 2 weeks ago that was a cafe/restaurant/nursery and formal gardens.  Just gorgeous and the food and coffee is really great… and home made!  She was telling me about her favourite coffee places and I said to her without thinking, ‘you know that would be a good idea for a site’.  I kept squashing the idea everytime it popped up after that but yesterday morning (Saturday) because I didn’t have to rush out of bed I let my mind play over the past week or two and then it popped back in my head again!  Before I knew it I was on my computer and looking for a suitable domain name and found a fantastic template and voila!  The site was born.

Tell me, do you think I need help? 

Anyway, have a look and tell me what you think? MyFavCoffeePlace Perhaps you could indulge me and tell me about yours?

The etiquette of email responses

I recently contacted a professional via a business directory online and then forgot about it a few days later. I was looking for some professional support and had since contacted others before settling on who I was going to work with.

One day I get an email from the person I contacted (I’d forgotten their name) and it simply said it was from him with a Word attachment. No actual email message, no signature block, nothing – just the subject saying it was from him and the Word document.

I immediately responded saying ‘.. and who is…?’ and explaining I don’t open documents that could contain viruses without knowing what it is and who the person is who sent it.

I got a quick reply saying it was the information I’d asked for via the business directory the other day.

If this is how this person responds to business enquiries they’re not going to get much business.  Or perhaps their lack of quick response and lack of information contained in the response is an indication that they don’ t need the extra business. What do you think?