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New Business Cards + Tips for Designing your Own

Thursday, August 29, 2013





In anticipation of The Influence Conference next month, I was excited to design some new business cards to hand out to my fellow bloggers!

I designed them myself and then used Vistaprint.com for printing and I'm very happy with the way they turned out.





A couple things I think are important for a Blogger Business Card:

1. Keep it Simple // No need to include every link to every social media outlet.  Most people can find you if you at least include the name of your blog and twitter handle.  I am drawn to quick and easy-to-read designs.

2. Keep it Consistent // Whatever colors and branding you have on your blog, you want to carry that over to your business card design.  You'll be surprised how many people will immediately make a connection to your blog after just glancing at your business card because they already recognize your branding.

3. Include Your Photo // I'm a big fan of this.  If you're attending a blogging conference, you want people to remember your face and then visit your blog when they get home.  It's a nice friendly feature to include.

4. Include coupon codes or special offers // I love receiving a business card that includes an exclusive discount of some kind! It's a great way to build community, loyalty, and a good first impression to your shop or brand.

5. Don't order too many // I think a run of 150 - 250 cards is more than enough for an event like this.  I have plans to expand my site and brand in the future so I don't want to order too many cards now knowing that I'll have evolving information as my brand evolves.





The photo of me that appears on the card was taken by my talented friend, Jamye Doerfler.


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23 comments:

  1. I love them!!! I recently got new bcs too but I love yours! :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute

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  2. You are so talented. LOVE these.

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    1. Back at ya girl. ;) xoxo Hey - did you decide about the Influence Conf??? *crossing fingers*

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  3. I told A Royal Daughter the other day thank you for pointing out the need for blog business cards. I am attending the Influence Conference, and as a newbie to blogging conferences business cards were not on my radar. I appreciate the extra input. Amy

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    1. Amy I am SO glad you'll be coming to the conference! I found that collecting cards and following up with those people afterwards was one of my favorite aspects of the event. See you there!

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  4. You are the best, friend! I was just starting to design my cards for Influence and so thankful for these tips you shared. Love your designs and you are just so amazing!!

    Cannot WAIT to see you at Influence :) Would love to even grab coffee or something - you inspire me!

    xoxoxo
    Erin
    www.sweetnessitself.com

    PS - I think we had talked months ago about swapping buttons - so sorry I never followed up! Will email u!

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    1. Thank you Erin!! You are the sweetest! I am SO so excited about meeting you and I can't wait to see what God does with the session you're leading. I would be thrilled to swap buttons and am also happy to spread the word about your ebook soon! Yay! xoxo

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