I did my first business card (Ink) back in November (30th). I would like to do the 75k Amex Gold card this weekend. I am still new to the business card thing and it gets me a little nervous I have a legit business; I teach high school drumline and give private percussion lessons. Is there anything that is different from the Ink application? Am I going to have to call no matter what and answer additional questions? Should I put my personal income from my occupation, my household income, or the amount I put on my 2011 taxes specifically from teaching drumline? Finally, will applying for this have anything to do with my personal amex card applications? I got the Amex Hilton 65k back in Nov (30th) and would like to snag a platinum if another sweet 100k offer comes along. I have read that business card pull your personal credit, but then they don't show up on your report later down the road. Am I correct?