I just recently purchased new business cards from moo and I can definitely say that I am very pleased with them! Even with the internet being such a large part of our lives, I still find that a good business card can do wonders for your networking. The trick is having a great card that will stand out in a crowd and not just be thrown in a stack with the others. Here are a few tips to make your business card worth a second look.
1. Add a unique picture.
If potential clients want to find a plain headshot of you, they can most likely do this in multiple places around the internet. Why not use your business card as an opportunity to share a picture that gives them a sense of who you are? I spend most of my time writing or behind a camera. A picture of me writing didn’t seem very exciting but a picture of me actually taking pictures (which is what most people who receive my card will be hiring me to do) seemed like a perfect idea. If that amount of action in your picture seems like too much for you, opt for a picture of you laughing rather than the boring posed smile.
2. Show a little personality.
Working with Ready to Blog on my brand really helped me showcase my personality throughout my brand and businesses. Simply having my logo on one side of my card is a huge insight into my personality. In addition to my unique logo, I have a quote on my card that is basically my personal mantra. If people read this quote and it resonates with them, then they know we will work well together.
3. Give them an alternative way to contact you.
Email is my favorite form of communication and there are definitely still those people who prefer phone calls. Both of these options are on most business cards. I offer my clients my twitter handle so that they have a third way to contact me. In addition to it being an option for communication, it is also a universal social media platform. Everyone from celebrities, to artists, to John Doe down the street uses twitter. If I give my business card to a potential client, fellow artist, publisher, or a subcontractor who I plan on hiring, there is a good chance that they will have a twitter account.