As the world has gone digital, the way we do business has changed significantly. Today we use email, paperless billing, evites, and even e-signatures on contracts. But one thing that will always remain better as a physical asset: business cards!
Why business cards are here to stay:
They are personal
You’re at a networking event and you meet a potential client or someone to collaborate with in the future. You don’t always have a ton of time when you’re meeting someone and pitching yourself, so you don’t want to spend the whole time with your faces in your phones, plugging each other’s info in. Look them in the eye as you hand them your business card and I guarantee they won’t forget about you!
Great first impression
Don’t just tell them what you do. Handing them a branded business card is a way of showing them a glimpse of your business before they even look further into it. It will make your business more recognizable to potential customers.
Stand out from the crowd
If a potential client is looking for someone to hire and they’ve gotten phone numbers from about 10 businesses, but a beautiful business card from you, who do you think is going to stand out the most? You are, girlfriend!
They make you look like you have your biz together
There’s nothing worse than talking with someone and being asked if you have a business card when you do not. Whenever that has happened to me, it makes me feel like I am making my business up or that they’re not going to take me seriously. Being able to hand someone a business card at any time makes you look well-prepared and professional - someone who would be great to work with!
Can be passed on
Word of mouth is one of the most powerful forms of marketing. If someone you know is looking for a great photographer, it’s so simple for you to say, “oh, I just got a business card from a great photographer in the area, here’s her info!” It prevents the dreaded, “oh I just met this great photographer, I put her number in my phone but I can’t remember her name…” Business cards make referrals so simple!
How to create a business card that stands out:
It’s easier than ever to create a beautiful business card. And, great news - you don’t need to be a designer, or to even hire a designer, to have a business card that stands out from the crowd. Why? Because there are hundreds of premade business cards on Basic Invite!
Why Basic Invite?
There are tons of ways to make your business cards these days and it can be overwhelming trying to decide which company to go with. We recommend Basic Invite, and here’s why:
Business cards are ordered in bulk, so you don’t want to end up stuck with one hundred business cards that didn’t turn out the way you expected! With Basic Invite, you can order a printed sample of your business card so you can make sure that the card is exactly how you want it - down to the last detail!
Nearly Unlimited Colors
Your brand is important, and your colors are important. With Basic Invite, the color choices are almost limitless, meaning you don’t have to compromise your brand identity when printing out your designs.
Unique Styles and Designs
You know we think that business cards should stand out, and with your business card created on Basic Invite, it absolutely will. If you want a cool business card that’ll showcase your individuality, you could go with a clear card or a foil card!
Basic Invite offers clear cards (15 mil vinyl/plastic stock). As clear cards are prone to fingerprints, Basic Invite applies a scratch resistant coating to the cards. They also offer a frosted version of the clear cards!
Basic Invite’s foil cards are my personal favorite. The cards feature a foil with a beautiful metallic shine that will not flake, chip, or scratch! Choose between either flat foil or raised foil. The foil is available in gold, silver, and rose gold!
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