Thank you to Elite Flyers for providing my amazing business cards for the Type A Conference that I attended last week. No other compensation was provided.
I attended my first ever blogging conference last weekend. I am not going to lie — I was scared out of pants. I had no clue what to expect, I only knew a handful of people there, and it was the first time that I had ever really talked to clients and brands face to face. Thankfully, I had some really cool business cards to pass out, because those are really what broke the ice and made the conversation flow easily.
Over and over again as I passed out my business cards, I kept hearing, “Wow — your cards look amazing!”, to which I could reply, “Thanks. Elite Flyers made them for me.”
The Importance of Business Cards at a Blog Conference
Your business card is your resume, so handing it out to potential clients or other bloggers that you would like to work with is a way to keep your name in front of their face. Make sure that you take plenty with you so that you do not run out.
One thing that I had to come to realize while I was at Type-A with my cool business cards is to stop thinking of my site as a small blog. Yes — my traffic is not as much as other sites I have seen, but it is MY site. it’s MY place of business and I am proud of what I have accomplished and what I am building.
Your site is big enough and important enough to make business cards to pass out. I mean, you are going all that way to a conference, so treat yourself as if you and your site are as big as the ones that receive ungodly amounts of traffic. Speak life into your blogging!
What should my business card look like?
Elite Flyers has tons of great designs and high quality business card styles on their website. If you are unsure of how you want to design it, let them have a go at it. In fact, when I went to their site, I really wasn’t sure what to do. I put off making my cards for about a week.
I then got an email from them where they had taken the time to just play around with my design and create my business card for me. Seriously — it was SO easy and they couldn’t have done a better job.
What Should I Include on my business card?
Make sure your business card includes the following:
- Your headshot (try to make it look as professional as possible)
- Your logo (if you have one)
- Your name (this is very important)
- Your website name and URL
- Your email address (so that they know how to contact you)
- Your social media reach
- A couple of highlights if you have them (awards, tagline, etc)
Be sure and leave the back of your card blank so that if the person you are handing it to wants to make a note about you, they have space to do so. Also be sure and choose a light colored card, and go with a regular sized business card that will fit in one of those little business card pouches. Many potential clients will throw away odd sized cards that don’t fit in their carrying pouch (that is what I have been told).
Last but not least, choose a card that will hold up! I can’t tell you the business cards I have lost because they wound up getting folded somehow. My business cards that I got from Elite Flyers is thick and they are just far superior to any business cards I have ever had in the past.
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What about you? Do you have any tips for taking your business cards to blog Conferences?