Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Blogger Business Cards

Over the past couple of months, I've seen a lot of bloggers asking these questions more and more, 'what are blogger business cards, what do I put on them, and where can I get them from?' So I'm going to try and answer your questions today! Business cards are used to expand your audience, or simply given out to remind someone of who you are and what you're about. These can either be created from pre-designed business cards, or you can choose to create a custom one.

Crazyblondegal Blogger Blog Business Cards Front

What do you include on a business card? As you can see above with my own blogger business cards, you need to have something you can be recognised by, be that your brand logo or a photo of you. Using a photo of yourself is an instant reminder of the face-to-face contact at what might have been a very busy day. I opted for both, and styled it in a Facebook page design which I absolutely adore.

Crazyblondegal Blogger Blog Business Cards Back

Don't forget to use the back of the card, and think about how your card is going to stand out from all the rest. I personally used the front of my card for branding and have the rest of the information on the back, keeping to my blog's colour theme without making it look messy. Try not to use too many fonts that clash, you want it to look neat, so make sure the fonts complement each other.

The main details you want on your business cards are your name, blog name/blog address and from here the rest is down to personal preference. Also consider a description of who you are or what your blog is about. Extra optional things you might want to include are; email address, and any social media links/usernames you want to include, and even your phone number if you're a commercial blog. You want people to be able to contact you easily!

I know that often the use of a QR code is suggested, however I would advise to use this space for something else, as personally I don't know anyone that uses or scans QR codes. I think they are a great and funky idea, but they are most likely not going to be used, and take up valuable space.

Crazyblondegal Blogger Blog Business Cards Case

The main point of these cards are so they can be handed out, so don't forget to bring enough along to events - you don't want to be caught short! It might be a good idea to invest in a business card holder, so they can stay neat and bend-free for when you distribute them. Find opportunities to give people your details all the time, but don't force it upon them. Don't forget to pick up other people's business cards too to share the blogging love.

My blogger business cards were purchased from Vistaprint, as they had a half price and free card holder offer going on at the time. The offer is what drew me to purchase from them, however there are lots of other options available, so make sure you check which one is right for you. Below I'll list just a few places you can purchase your business cards from;

And many more!

I'm off to the #birminghamjulymeet this weekend that is being hosted by Jess and Katrina, and I also have my own blogger meet taking place next month in Newark, so these are perfect examples of events where there is an opportunity to swap business cards.

If you're serious about your blog and want to step it up a notch, a few business cards is a good way to start. Although keep in mind that as soon as you have a new blog design or blog address, the business cards will be out-dated and useless, so please don't spend too much money and time on the cards.

Let me know in the comments if you have ordered business cards before for your blog, and if you find them useful or not!

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28 comments

  1. Oh such a perfect post at the perfect moment!!! I have been wanting to make myself some business cards for a couple of months now and haven't gotten around to it yet, but this post is definitely motivating me! Yours are super cute and I love the animation on it!! :)
    always on point Frankie! You're great!!
    xo
    Alice| Alice's Beauty Madness

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    1. I'm glad I could help you out lovely! :D

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  2. These are amazing!
    Deffo have to bring them Saturday.
    I'll try and get some done myself before your meetup
    xx

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    1. Thank-you, I'd love to see what you come up with! :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this post! I've been thinking of ordering some business cards for a while. Just putting in an order now :)
    x

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  4. These are so great! Did you draw your cute logo yourself or did you have it made? If you had it made may I please know who the artist is? Thank you!

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    1. I didn't do the illustration myself, only fiddled with the colours :) The artist can be found here on Fiverr!

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  5. These are lovely, the illustration is gorgeous!!
    I use QR codes! Mainly just for the novelty, but I do use them.. Haha!

    Jess xo

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    1. They're an interesting idea, just not really used as much which sucks :/ I don't even know if I have a QR scanner on my phone :')

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  6. Great post! I've actually just ordered some business cards, been dispatched so should arrive soon! Hoping they turn out ok! Could have done with them yesterday when I went a event! How many did you order? X

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    1. Thank-you, and I'd love to see how yours turn out! I think I got 100 as that was the minimum :)

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  7. Great and very useful post! Thanks for sharing hun! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  8. oh my goodness, your business cards are adorable!! I'm definitely taking inspiration from you and adding a cute illustration! Thank you for the list of websites too. I've been wanting to create business cards for a while but wasn't sure of the best place to get them from.

    xo
    www.thisisfrancescarose.com

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    1. Thank-you, I'm glad I've given a little bit of inspiration ;) and my pleasure :)

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  9. Great post! Your business card looks so cute!

    Beauty by Miss L

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  10. they're so cute!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. you can win a cute Dahlia trench in my little giveaway! click here.

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  11. These are such cute cards! I've been given blogger business cards but don't have any of my own - at times I've resorted to scribbling on the back of my work business cards - I need to get that sorted out!

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    1. I'm glad you like them! I know they also do mini cards if you just wanted to give out your main details :)

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  12. Oh my goodness, I've never thought of looking for business cards on Etsy and it's filled with such amazing designs. Thanks you!

    Joy // The Harpy

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  13. Ohh this is such a good idea...and thanks for making the list of websites to buy from! Super helpful, I'll def be looking into this :) What other events would be examples of opportunities to swap cards?

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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    1. I haven't been any to myself yet, but I could imagine that at press events it would be beneficial to take a few along to! :)

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  14. Good stuff! I need to get some sorted ASAP
    TheWanderlustEntries.com

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