What You Should Put on Your Business Cards
Disclaimer: I recently partnered with BasicInvite.com to find the perfect business cards. Although this post is sponsored by Basic Invite all thoughts are my own.
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Here is a list of what should be on a business card:
Be sure to include your real name on your business card. You can add your social media handles and nickname in addition to your real name but not in place of your real name.
Your real name = Who they write the check to
Interest or Title
List your job title or highlight your area expertise of expertise below your name. I chose to highlight my top 3 areas of interests: social, style and career because my title changes based upon the setting. I can use these same cards at a networking event to offer my freelance services or at a conference to introduce my brand to my peers.
Choose how you would like to be reached. I opted for email because I've been harassed in the past via phone. Now it's a complete "no" for me to share my personal number with potential clients. Email is a great, universal way to communicate with your peers. Most times, in-person meetings are setup via email before hopping on the phone.
List your website on your business card near your contact information. I chose to put this information on the back of my card to not overcrowd the front of the card. My website is the hub for everything I do, from my blog posts, to shopping my t-shirt collection, to contacting me for all business.
Give your business cards personality with color, fonts and word placement. You want your card aesthetic to match your website to tell a holistic visual story. Check out my design inspiration board on inspiration for business card design ideas.
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