Handwritten Santa Letters are a great opportunity to make some money on eBay. Getting clients from the United States as well as around the world, people pay to have you contact their children, by mail or by phone, so you can share some Holiday joy. Ranging anywhere from $15 to $20 a pop, this seasonal job can be a great source of income!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! Here's how!
Things You Will Need
Once you have your eBay account, you need to decide how you are going to sell the service of Santa Letters. The most important thing about Santa Letters is that you offer a value for the service. So take a moment to write down everythng that is a value to your potential clients. This does include the personal aspect of the letter, the timely manner of the letter and the joy it brings to your clients' kids.
Now you need to compose your ad for eBay and put it up about 8 weeks prior to the actual holiday. This letter needs to have several issues address for the Santa Letters or Calls. You need to ask for all the details of the kid. Including the personal information as well as the 'wanted toy' list, you need to have all the information at your fingertips to work. Look and compare ads from the past year selling Santa Letters (this is a popular subject) and price accordingly. Plenty of photos reflecting the holiday should also be posted.
Once your eBay
ad is up, expect to hear from folks who will have questions about the timeline of sending the letters. As you need to hand write each letter, keep in mind if you have a lot of requests, you will need the proper time to compose the letters.
As the orders start rolling in from eBay
, expect the work to start. Keep on task of each letter and send it out as quickly as possible. Always email the purchaser to let them know when the letter was put in the mail and the expected time of arrival. The letter as well as the envelope should be hand written to the child as part of your service.
An average time of a letter and envelope writing is about 15 minutes per customer. Keeping a simple template of a santa letter (which can be found for free online or you can write your own) so all you need to do is write the personal data into the letter.
In an average Holiday Season, you will write 40+ Santa Letters, especially if you are aggressive and have ads up daily. At the average of $15 a letter, it is great extra money for the holiday season!
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