One can easily raise money or promote a business by using scratch cards. These cards can be given out to prospective clients. Nobody looks a gift horse in the mouth. So if the cards are free, everyone will easily and eagerly accept them. But to distribute scratch cards, one must know how to make them. Card stock, a graphics program, printer computer and stickers are required to make these cards at home.
First and foremost, decide on the size of the card. Some ready-made sizes are available with all office stationary shops, which are usually good and ideal size for making scratch cards for parties and promotions. Buy these cards in bulk, in the required quantity.
A graphics program is needed to design a scratch card. It can an Adobe Illustrator or even Photoshop will do. Nobody buys the original programs. Almost everyone makes do with the pirate programs that are available for download online.
There are free templates available online too. Design the card using the free template. Ensure that the template communicates the product that is being promoted. Include information about the product at the bottom or at the back of the card. This card should reflect the business or the event which it is trying to promote.
The promotion being made should be an integral part of these cards meaning that a discount or discounts should have been added or if prize money or some gifts are being offered, they should be stated on the cards, either benefit it or on the reverse.
Now design using a simple template. The number of scratch offs on the card depends on the person using them. It can be one or two or even three, depending upon what is being offered behind the scratch.
Print the cards on the stock. Once all the cards have been printed, cover the scratch off area with a sticker. Make it look as attractive as possible.