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Delicious Business Cards

By Maria Vowell
Posted Saturday, October 9, 2004

You can create unique recipe cards to help promote your own business, or even to start a part-time business from your own home.

As we all know, the majority of business cards that are handed out either get forgotten or thrown in the trash very quickly.

By making unique business recipe cards, you’re not only providing something of value, but you’re also advertising in a way where people will see and remember your business.

All you need to get started is a home computer printer, some recipes and some blank index cards.

When choosing your recipes, make sure that you have legal rights to use them.

Although recipe ingredients cannot be copyright protected, the recipe instructions are, therefore you can’t just pick recipes out of magazines and books to use in this way.

You will need to either use your own unique recipes, or you can use recipes that have now fallen into the public domain where the copyrights have expired.

To help get you started, you can obtain over 260 public domain recipes in The Bread And Biscuit Baker's And Sugar-Boiler's Assistant.

Every recipe provided in The Bread And Biscuit Baker's And Sugar-Boiler's Assistant is now in the public domain and free for anyone to use (for personal use or profit), and considering that they are for wonderful cakes and candies, these are perfect for your unique business recipe cards.

You can obtain a copy of The Bread And Biscuit Baker's And Sugar-Boiler's Assistant at the following URL:


To make your recipe business cards, you will want to print one recipe on one side of a blank index card attractively, and your business ad on the other side of the card.

Make sure that you include a small line at the bottom of the card, on the side that you have the recipe that states something like the following:

For more delicious recipes please send a SASE for recipe list to: YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

This is so that you can send a price list (25 cents per card is good) for more cards to promote even more recipes (and ads) on your cards. Make sure the statement is in a smaller font than the actual recipe so that it doesn’t take up much room on your cards.

Be sure to be very creative and add nice graphics to the backs of your cards to make your ads more attractive.

Also, you can start a successful part-time business by selling ad space to area businesses where their ads are placed on the backs of the cards that you distribute.

To do this, make up about 10 separate cards, using 10 different recipes and 10 different ad designs that you can use as samples of your work.

Next, create a short letter that explains the benefits that the businesses receive once you start distributing cards with their ads on them.

Point out that the recipe cards are extremely likely to be used over and over again, and that they provide an excellent opportunity to have their ads seen by hundreds of local consumers.

Further explain how you plan to distribute your cards to local consumers, so that they understand that there is no work involved on their part.

Provide your prices on a "per ad" per card basis, usually 25 cents per card is a nice round figure, and include your phone number so that you can be reached if they would like to place an order.

It’s best to suggest a minimum order of 100 cards so that you don’t get orders so small that it would be a waste of time to print them.

Include a few of your sample cards (3 cards per letter is good) and start mailing your letters to businesses that pique your interest.

Once you receive some orders, there are several ways you can distribute the cards quickly and easily.

You can advertise in your newspaper to send a free recipe in exchange for a SASE.

You can include ads on the cards that people will order from after requesting your recipe price list.

You can compile several hundred different recipes in a regular index box and resell the recipe boxes for even more profits.

You can also sign up for the free tips course to help you make your new recipe business card business a success. The tips course provides wonderful tips to ensure your businesses successful launch, and provides methods that you can implement to make several hundred dollars per month in additional income.

To receive the free tips course please visit the following URL:


Think creatively and I’m sure you can come up with many more ways to profit from the creation, distribution and sharing of these wonderful recipe cards. Believe me, the locals are going to love them!

About the Author
Teaching others through various online methods, Maria Vowell has helped many start successful home businesses both online and off. If you would like even more free courses, tools, products and information please visit her site at ( to view her wide range of products. You’ll receive a wonderful and profitable gift just for visiting!


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