I have been using business cards for the past 4-5 years now and have picked up some simple hints and tips that I would love to share with you today.
1- Focus on the 5 most important details first
Make sure your business card contains these 5 vital pieces of information:-
2- Stand out from the crowd
Try and find a way to make your business card stand out from the crowd and really make an impact. Perhaps this could be a folded or square business card using Fastprint for Business cards or a brightly coloured card that will really grab attention. Make sure you don't use clip art or stock photos, instead invest in professional headshots and a professionally designed company logo that will ensure you look the part.
3- Make the most of your space
Double sided business cards always work out to be better value for money - you can use the extra space to include social media icons, your business tagline or more branding.
4 - Spell check, Spell check, Spell check
I can count on one hand the amount of times a friend or colleague has realised a spelling mistake or error on their business card when it's too late and they have 500 of the things! Avoid costly errors by always proof reading after a good night's sleep and ask a partner or friend to check too before authorising printing to go ahead.
5- Add the personal touchHandwrite your personal mobile/direct line onto your card before you hand it to someone and let them know this is your direct line - this adds the personal touch which means it is less likely that your card will be thrown away or forgotten about.
I would love to hear if you have any business card tips you could share too.