I hope that I am not crossing any lines by asking this....
I have been given the green light and can order business cards now! I am stuck on how they should look though. Does anyone mind posting their business card for some inspiration? I do not want it to be overloaded with information, general and straight to the point. What things besides business name and contact information do you all have on yours?
This is my old one ... the bride and groom on the back has been replaced with a map to my shop.
It should have good color ... when a bride dumps her bag of paper info from the bridal show, you want your card to stand out from all the others. Name, address, phone, website and email. (I actually saw a biz card belonging to a guy who created websites and he didn't have his email address on there! Bad irony!)
People should be able to tell what you do by looking at your card. I've recently started "cataloging" all the biz cards I've collected this year and about 10% of them are going in the trash, because I can't tell what the person does or why I would call them.
I strongly encourage front and back printing ... you're paying for both sides ... using the back enables you to give the client twice the info with half the clutter-look.
Here's the ones I have for teaching:
I don't have anything for the business end since I'm currently not selling from my home.
Here is mine. Simple but eye catching. No doubts in what I do...lol
Only thing to keep in mind depending on who is printing your cards while I like the printing on the back idea most printers charge you extra for that. So that may be something to put on the back burner until you are bringing in more money to compensate for the additional cost. Just my opinion
I just realized that the picture I attached doesn't look the best quality. I'm not on my normal computer but you get the idea anyways
VistaPrint has some good business cards for the cake business. I'm using their desserts for my business "The Dessert Diva". Their prices are not too expensive and the quality is very good.
Oh I've been on the VistaPrint bandwagon for over a year. The picture of my post card I created on Vista Print. Their prices have gone up as well as their shipping prices as well.
You can design your own and upload it through their site and have them print it. I used one of their templates and added my own logo instead of their generic stock pics that I've seen many use. I personally don't want my card looking like someone else's in my area.
I definately recommend Visa Print. They are so reasonable and give fast and good service. I have two cards, one for bridal shows... (cheap ones - LOL) and then a good one. My good one has a couple pics of my work and is laminated.
Only thing to keep in mind depending on who is printing your cards while I like the printing on the back idea most printers charge you extra for that.
Excellent point! I have a guy who does my cards in digital, color, both sides. They are cheaper than what I was paying for black and white, printed on both sides. I get 1000 cards from him at a WAY lower cost than what I was paying for 500 B&W's. So definitely shop around.
THANK YOU all so very much for allowing me to see your cards. I have a few ideas running through my head now. Do you all suggest the card being white or something that will easily be spotted, like purple?
I would say NO WHITE CARDS! Even my 16 year old has an eye for this ... I'll collect a new card from someone and she'll call the white ones "throw away cards". I ask her why she calls them that and this little girl said to me ....... "Because I don't see anything on there that makes me want to keep it. It's a throw away card."
My issue with white cards is that they blend with everything they are near.
If they have a colored base they stand out be it in a stack of papers or in my business card books.
They also "pop" when I'm flipping pages "let's see the plumber has a bright water blue card." and I can flip through my book of cards and find it much faster than that white card with a plumbers wrench on it.
i feel sheepish maybe it's really time to redesign...
Very cool cards, you guys! I love the ones with bold colors or funky designs.
Wow! I think that it may be time for me to redesign mine as well. I never thougth it that way.Thanks alot