By Mike Haaren – Rat Race Rebellion Co-Founder – Nov. 12, 2019
Work from Home Jobs & Gigs – Get Cash for Greeting Card Poems & Funny Sayings – And 12 Tips on How to Succeed
Got a way with words? Known for your funny comebacks or comments? You can make up to $100 for a funny idea, or $300 for a poem. Here are six options to choose from.
— Blue Mountain Arts: Pays $300 for greeting card poems, $50 per poem for books. “We’re looking for contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don’t always know how to put into words.” For details, click here.
— Calypso Cards: Buys ideas and artwork for several lines of greeting cards. “We are currently seeking copy for Selfish Kitty, a humor line which is edgy but not cruel or degrading. The audience for Selfish Kitty is young, urban, educated.” Payment amounts not mentioned. For more, click here.
— Oatmeal Studios: Reportedly pays $75 for greeting card and notepad ideas. “We reject the following: PUNS, GROSS IDEAS, MEAN IDEAS, LENGTHY POETRY or PROSE, NARROWLY FOCUSED IDEAS (ie: new baby for quintuplets).” Click here for more.
— NobleWorks: “Want to see your work for sale at NobleWorks Cards? As one of the leading humor card publishers, we strive to find funny, unique, risqué and carefully-crafted card suppliers to help stock our virtual shelves.” For details, click here.
— Snafu Designs: Pays $100 per idea. “Our humorous cards use clever ideas that are simple, concisely delivered, and aimed at a ‘smart’ adult audience. We like our cards to invoke a laugh-out-loud response from the reader.” For guidelines, click here.
— RSVP: “We are always looking for new talent when it comes to writing! We publish cards with fresh and innovative messages that express sentiments in interesting, non-formulaic ways. Our line has a broad range of card types, from short and sweet to witty and sharp to long and heart-felt. While humor writing will always be slightly different than non-humor writing, here are some common qualities that we look for when it comes to writing for our greeting cards.” Payment amount not specified. For more, click here.
— 12 Tips for Succeeding with Your Greeting Card Writing
Jim Byrne at Raspberries Greeting Cards — who has been writing greeting cards for decades — has put together a good list of tips on how to make your writing stand out. It’s a little dated now but still useful. You’ll find his list here.
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