Do a speedy market research
Before you get down to business and start creating greeting cards, make sure you know the level of competition you will be up against, also a quick scan of the location and target market will give you a precise reading on how to get started. Try to assess the demand of the products by visiting different markets in your area. The visit will also help you see what designs are in these days.
Choose what type of writing you will focus on
There are several types of creative writing and focusing on all of them will be impossible for you in the initial stages of your home-based business. You can write on comedy, romance and greetings (like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Eid and festivals like Halloween, etc.).
Get all the materials for card making and writing
Greeting card writing will usually require paints, different colours, cards, and paper sheets. Come up with your own designs, if you want to attract a large number of buyers.
Get in touch with local stores
Start with your area where your business is located, and find stores that sell greeting cards. You can ask these stores to put your finished product on display. If your designs are catchy, they might be interested in putting the cards on their shelves. You can negotiate how much money will be given to the store owners for letting you display your product.
Create a website
Create a website or a blog and start marketing your greeting card business through the medium.