As bloggers the last thing we usually think about are business cards. Most of us don’t even think of our blog as a business so why would we need a business card? Granted some of us do blog just as a hobby, but for most of us, our blog is in fact, a business.
Networking with brands and other bloggers is one of the best ways to get your name and your brand out there. I recently attended the Dream Big Midwest conference in Chicago. I knew there would be tons of networking going on, so I wanted to be ready with professional business cards.
“What’s your Instagram name?”
At the conference, I noticed that their were a lot of people whipping out their phone saying, “What’s your Instagram name?” Sure, that’s one way to do it, but when you’re meeting tons of people, have a drink in one hand and a phone in the other, constantly looking up Instagram handles can pose to be a daunting task. Wouldn’t it be easier just to hand them your business card with your name, blog and social media handles? This way they can tuck the card safely away in their bag and pull it out once they get home, and then connect with you online.
“A White background and black lettering simply will not do…”
For us bloggers, it’s all about our brand and image. A plain business card with a white background and black lettering simply will not do. That is why Basic Invite is the perfect place to get your business cards. Their totally customizable business card templates not only allow you to upload your own images, but the color combinations are basically limitless. With over 180 different color options you are sure to find the right color combination to match your blogs brand. The website is so user friendly. Don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy. If you can point and click, you’ll be able to customize your own business cards.
Basic Invite has over 260 business card templates to choose from. You also have the option of adding foil in gold, silver, or rose gold. Adding flat or raised foil to your business cards just looks so trendy and sleek.
You’ll be able to instantly view your design online so that you can make sure your business card is exactly how you want it. You can even order a custom samples of your business cards before placing your order.
6 Must Haves On Your Blogger Business Cards
- Your blog name and/or logo
- Your full name
- Your Photo
- Your email address (your phone number is optional)
- Your blog’s URL
- Your social media links (if you don’t want to include all, include your most popular one. The others will be linked on your blog.)
Basic Invite also offers business holiday cards. I know we don’t want to think about the cold weather just yet, but with only 4 months left in the year, now is the time to to start thinking about this. These holiday business cards are perfect to send to brands you have previously worked with, or those you would like to work with.
I think a Christmas greeting to a potential brand would definitely keep you in the forefront of their mind the next time they are looking for collaborations or to add to their PR list. You can also send your business holiday cards out to your family and friends just to keep your blog in front of them.
Are you ready and equipped with professional business cards for your next networking event?