Lines can be as small as a few dozen cards or as large as a hundred cards, but for a beginner, it s best to start with two dozen cards, and then develop a theme around them. Eventually you want to aim for at least 50-100 designs before you start looking for sales reps.
-Set a specific deadline for yourself, which is a starting point for getting feedback, and this will help clarify who your market is.
-When you show your cards to someone for feedback, if only have 3 or 4 cards, it s hard for someone to get a sense of your skills or identity. Stores and publishers will take you more seriously if they see you have attempted to develop a full concept.
-Over time, you can add specialized lines to your card line. For example, you may have a line of animal cards, a funny quotes cards, and a line of Valentine's cards.
-Don t be afraid to toss out a dozen ideas and start over. Most buyers want to see new cards every four to six months. Even if they reject your line once, they often want to see your new ideas again.