In two weeks I’ll be enjoying some time away from home at Blissdom, one of the bigger blogger conferences of the year. It kicks off blogger conference season for many people and one of the few things on the “must-pack” list is business cards. Whether you are a new blogger or a veteran, business cards are key for handing out to new contacts and businesses. Today I’m partnering with 123Print.com to offer you $250 worth of products, including business cards, to get you ready for a blog conference. Not a blogger? Use the giveaway to order fun product labels for food gifts, order baby announcements, office organization supplies and more. And yes, 123Print has recycled business cards to choose from.
If you are creating your blogging business cards for the first time, what you should include? Here is my list of what to include and what is optional.
- Your Name
- Blog Name/Tagline
- Email Address
- Blog Website Address (skip the http:// part, and make an effort to ditch the “blogspot.com or wordpress.com portion)
- Blog Facebook Page Address
- Twitter Handle
- Pinterest, Google +, Instagram address are all optional
- Phone number is optional
- Personal Photo is optional, but helpful for others when they meet hundreds of people at a conference
- QR code with a link to your media kit is optional.
It’s important for your card to highlight your personal brand and what makes you unique. However, you don’t want it to be cluttered. White space is golden so people can make notes on the card to refer back to when they are at home sorting through their collection. Also, skip the swirly lettering that is challenging to read. Make the card creative, but user-friendly.
In terms of organizing business cards, I had success with packing small snack size zippered bags for each day of the conference. At the end of each day, I added the cards to a bag. When I wanted to go back and find a card it was easier for me to remember when and where I met them, and then refer back to that day’s bag. Second, people I know pack a large binder ring and a hole punch. They punch the cards daily and add them to a ring. For more blogging tips, you can follow my Pinterest board here.
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Disclosure: I did not receive anything for this giveaway, just wanted to share with my readers as it’s a great value!
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