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5 Winning Greeting Card Companies That Pay!

So you want to write and be paid, but you’re limited with your time? Here are five winning Greeting Card companies that pay well! I’ve added the sites and submission page links, so just click and get started 🙂

5 Winning Greeting Card Companies that Pay

Five winning Greeting Card companies that pay well

Avanti Press

Avanti has been publishing award-winning greeting cards around the world for over 30 years and we could not do it without your help! Would you like to see your photograph on an Avanti card? We are always on the lookout for great new photographic imagery and would be happy to review image submissions that you think would fit our humorous Avanti brand.
If you’re familiar with our cards then you know we are interested in the following image characteristics:

  • Narrative images that tell a story
  • People or animals in humorous situations
  • Believable, expressive images
  • Narrative scenic or still life images
  • Seasonal versions of all of the above for: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween, Graduation, Father’s Day and Thanksgiving

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Winning Greeting Card companies that pay

Blue Mountain

They have a large variety of Card Lines, among other are:

  • Classic Blue Mountain™
    An exciting new greeting card collection that beautifully blends colorful watercolor illustrations with timeless messages.
  • “Good Days. Good Friends.”™
    Bright colors, cheerful illustrations, textured paper with glitter and other embellishments make these cards especially appealing… and the endearing messages about love, friendship, and following your dreams make them appealing to card buyers of all ages.
  • Suzy Toronto
    This exceptional collection of cards by Suzy Toronto celebrates family bonds, friendship, love, and unleashing one’s potential, complemented by bold illustration styles and quirky, engaging characters. They are printed on high-quality textured paper embellished with glitter, varnish, and jewel accents.
  • Thoughts of Life™
    Simple, sincere messages, colorful characters and whimsical designs energize every card in this original new series.
  • Children of the Inner Light™
    Wonderfully simple black and white designs feature a delightful cast of characters.
  • Sculpted Paper Collection
    One of the most distinctive card lines ever created!
  • Seasonal
    Lighthearted, uplifting designs and messages put smiles on faces of all ages.

Visit Site or submit ideas to editorial@sps.com

ComstockMarketPlace

ComstockMarKetPlace is an adult humor greeting card company. All submissions – artists, writers and photographer should fall into that category. We are not looking for pretty flowers, cute puppies & cats or kids or beautiful landscapes. We are looking for funny, adult humor cartoons drawings and verses, hot men and women (professional photos) for all our lines – Krack Ups, Naughty Nudes and BoyTown News – our premier gay line.

Payment:

GAGLINES: Payment for gaglines is $50.00 per idea. Payment is made AFTER a signed AFFIDAVIT OF ORIGINALITY is Writers receive credit on the back of the card and samples of said card.

ARTWORK: We negotiate the fee for each ARTIST separately. The fee will be to obtain the world-wide reproduction rights of the design.

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Greeting Card Markets

According to The Greeting Card Association payment typically falls into one of two tiers, either $35 – $50 or $75 – $125.

Humor tends to pay more than contemporary prose and traditional poetry.

Greeting Card publishers usually pay their artists more than their writers.

Payment for writing a greeting card can typically range from $35-$200.

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Oatmeal Studios

Oatmeal Studios greeting cards feature colorful artwork not just on the outside, but on the inside too. We are looking for fresh and fun-looking artwork in any media and style, as well as sophisticated, funky cartoony-type art (people and/or animals) with or without words.

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What a fun way to work on your portfolio! Winning greeting card companies that pay may just well be the way to go for those of us writers that are truly time-strapped. Personally, I think it’s a great idea! Do you have any other ideas for time-limited authors that you would like to share or perhaps even guest blog about? Please feel free to leave comments or contact me. Did you perhaps miss out on a recent article 10 Popular places to publish your writing. You may well want to check it out too 🙂

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

How to Choose the Right Freelance Writer for Your Project

You’ve put your heart and soul into establishing a business that is successful and useful so, naturally, you’d want potential clients to know that. Marketing has undergone many structural changes with our increasing reliance on digital media. It’s not only important that your company has advertising campaigns, it also needs to have a strong online presence; that means good content. Prospective clients and audiences want to be continuously exposed to information that keeps them involved, informed and engaged. While you’re occupied with the finer technical details of your project, someone needs to take care of the content. Luckily, there’s a whole range of talented and diverse freelance writers out there just waiting for the opportunity to work with you. All that’s left to do, is find the right freelance writer for your project.

How are you finding writers?

One thing that is certain is that there is a plethora of writers out there, eager to work on exciting new projects; the question is how to find the writer that is perfect for you. There are many online platforms that facilitate this.

You could place ads on job listing sites and have writers contact you with their details and samples of their work. This is simple and opens the door to a variety of writers who will work for different rates. Sites such as Upwork, Craigslist and Freelancer operate by allowing writers to create profiles and submit proposals to prospective clients. Clients can select prime candidates, conduct interviews, compare bids and view feedback from previous clients.

To focus your search even more, you could contact writers directly rather than through these platforms. This allows you to view their portfolio and see how people interact with their work, the writer’s range, their voice and how that voice is used to speak on behalf of their clients. Using agencies is often a good idea because the writers have already been vetted and are tried and trusted, and the company will be able to gauge which writer is the best fit for you.

Expert Writers

While finding a writer who is an expert in your industry may be a requirement in some cases, it’s not always necessary. Writers may not be qualified in your market, but sufficient research, attention to detail, and skill will get the job done. If you do need a writer who is familiar with your project, consider how you view their portfolios or writing samples. Don’t only look for work that reads well or is entertaining, but consider whether the writer can work with technical terms and can skillfully construct pieces of writing.


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Social media is not going anywhere – use it. You may have writers in your network on LinkedIn or PartnerUp. This works well if you need expert writers; writers that have working knowledge in a specific topic or niche. Checking up on a writer’s social media can help to better understand not only their style and how they interact with clients, but also the client’s experiences working with the writer.
When you have a niche market and need writers with experience and knowledge in your field, try to form long-term partnerships, rather than working with a writer once only.

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Developing Relationships

Don’t underestimate the benefits of building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with writers. The writer will already be familiar with your voice, style and brand, and will know what is expected of them. This not only makes the writing process quicker, it will streamline the process of finding a writer when a new project comes up.

Offering longer term arrangements with writers also means the writer is invested in your project, and will work as efficiently as possible to ensure you are eager to work with them again in the future. This may lead to finding writers that are dedicated and not just looking to make a quick buck.

While finding a writer that is talented and skillful is your main concern, consider how professional they are; do they respond promptly; are they committed to too many projects; do they follow directions?

Once you have found writers that have both these qualities, begin building a database. While having a partnership with one writer moulded to your style is ideal, writers can be unavailable, but if this is the case they may be able to share your requirements with writers in their circle.

Be specific about what you need

It’s important to be specific about what you need from the writer and it may be helpful to have an outline of your article. But don’t demand that the writer follows a specific set-up; rather allow room for creativity. Writers may be more attuned to what would make a better article. You pay for a writer allow them to write. Be sure of what you need the content to achieve so that the writer can be sure too.

Don’t forget about the mundane administrative details. It’s always important to be clear about when the project is due, whether you need updates on the progress of the project, how much it pays as well as when it pays. Avoid any misunderstandings that will stand in the way of a good professional relationship. When posting listings, make sure all the information is available, so that anyone applying is sure they are up to the task.

What to look for in a portfolio

It’s always necessary to view previous work and samples of writing. If the writer has a blog or online platform – which most writers do – read the feedback on their work. Read comments and reviews to understand previous clients’ experiences working with the writer. Look at the audience’s engagement with their work – do they respond and interact through comments, is the voice received well? References from previous working relationships is always helpful.

When looking at resumes, it’s not always necessary to have a writer with a journalism or writing degree. Writers can come from diverse fields and what is important is their dedication to the craft. Be open to writers who are not be native-English speakers; writing is an art and what is important is that the product doesn’t read like it was written by a second language speaker.

Finding the right writer is simply finding a writer whose style and voice compliments your project. Ensure that they have the same vision for the project and that they have the commitment and skill that will contribute to a dynamic and prolific professional relationship.

A bit about the Author

Sam Hoffman is a South African an Artist, Writer and Entrepreneur with a passion for beautiful words and ideas. She takes special joy in nurturing these ideas and watching them grow from inception to results and sharing her expertise with others.

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We feature a wide variety of home-based positions including freelance and contract opportunities as well as FT and PT positions in both entry-level and professional-level work.

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Blessed Be,

Sancheo