With the uncertainty surrounding the economy these days, many women are trying to think of ideas to make money from home — preferably on the internet. You don’t want to fall for a scam but you do want something that is easy to do and still have time for your families. Starting a Santa letter business may be the answer.

What is a Santa Letter Business?

Each year thousands of children write letters to Santa Claus and never get a response, but your Santa letter business can change all that. By owning your own Santa letter business, you can give children something to cherish for years to come. A parent pays for a “letter from Santa” for their child and you write a personalized letter in response.

How much do I have to Invest in Equipment and Supplies?

There isn’t a lot of equipment needed to start your Santa Letter Business. All you need is a computer, some Christmas stationery, a printer and some way to collect orders (a website or post office box).

What Type of Person will Succeed with a Santa Letter Business?

A good command of the English language and the ability to type are all the skills you’ll really need. If you love children and can relate to them, you’ll do well in this business.

How Do You Decide What to Charge?

While you’ll definitely want to research to see what the going rate is every year, it’s not unusual for a Santa letter business to charge as much as $10 per letter. Of course, with any business, you’ll want to make yours stand out by offering excellent quality service and a little extra magic.

Think about what you would be willing to spend to have a personalized letter sent to your child from “Santa” and that will give you a good starting point for the price. Factor in your costs – stationary, postage, and printer ink – then add a little to the price of the letter to help pay for those items. (How about including an autographed photo of Santa for a few extra dollars to earn more per customer.)

How to Market Your Santa Letter Business

Don’t wait too long to start advertising your new business. In fact, if you haven’t started by the first week of November, you may have waited too late. Sell letters from Santa on auction sites. You can also create order forms that can be given to schools and preschools to send home to parents. Consider creating a website and advertise there, send out postcards to people in your hometown, or put up fliers in local businesses. Set up your computer in a booth at a Christmas craft show and have letters made on the spot for parents and grandparents to take with them.

Setting up a Custom Santa letter business is a fun and lucrative business to start with a minimum of money and equipment. Get step-by-step help, download letter templates and more, by grabbing your JustAddSweat.com Guide to Starting a Custom Santa Letter Business.

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