I went around for a year without one trying to be cool but it just ended up being a nuisance and made me look unprofessional.
For a year I chose not to get a business card as I ramped up my freelancing and author activities. I’m going to be a renegade and stop using the little credit card-sized paper, I thought. That was a mistake.
If you’re employed, chances are you can print as many business cards as you want. Great, do that but if you’re looking for a job or just starting your freelancing, you’ll need your own. It’s not a cost worth saving on. Here’s why:
I still think business cards will become a thing of the past but until then, I’m going to play ball and have one. I’m still experimenting as I don’t have my email on the latest batch. You’ll know I like you because I’ll take the time to hand write it out (sometimes with a smiley) adding a personal touch to something that feels antiquated and old-school.
Resources (no affiliation, I might add):
Wisestamp www.wisestamp.com (ca. $25 for 50 cards) I use the Wisestamp email signature, and since all my info was in there, I just grabbed a simple design and ordered 50.
Vistaprint www.vistaprint.com (ca. $16 for 100) I’ve used them in the past, and they’ll have more designs to choose from. If you’re cost-conscious but want tons of options, try this.
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