The Art of Business Cards
So you have decided to run or you already run your own home based business. You have a website up and maybe you’I even submitted some articles to get some one way links.
Don’to overlook a great source of inexpensive advertising. Consider buying or even designing your own business cards. Your cards don’t have to be elaborate. If your business is strictly web based then make sure your name, email, and website address are listed. Perhaps include a small blurb about the site. If you are a Virtual Assistant, make sure and list some kind of mailing address (even if it means getting a PO Box). Let’s face it, people are leary if they don’t know where we are actually located.
The web is full of great graphics you can use. My advice: KISS. Keep It Simple Silly. A busy card is an overlooked card. Keep your car clean and professional. You can get a package of business card paper at Wal-Mart for about four dollars. There are also some places on the web that you can buy them from at great rates.
Now, go and give them out. Most Wal-Marts and local supermarkets have free bulletin boards. Put one there. A lot of restaurants have a little bowl, you can drop your card into to try and win a free lunch.
Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and your professionalism