One of the things I learned early on when attending media events is the need to have business cards with me for my Blog. Of course, we all have business cards for our day jobs, but it is good to have separate cards for you Blog. People that you meet at media events aren’t necessarily interested in what you do by day. They want to connect with you on Social Media and that’s primarily what these business cards are for.
By now, most have heard of Vistaprint.com. This is a site where you can get business cards for next to nothing. As of the time of this article, Vistaprint still offers 250 business cards for free (if you find the right banner ad, which I come across all the time on Pandora Radio), the only cost being shipping which, to the United States is about five or six dollars.
Don’t fall prey to the umpteen suggestions of items to add to your card while processing your order. Stick to your guns and order the minimum 250 free cards as you may decide you would like to change your design, or other items on the card later on. I went through several versions before settling on the one I really am pleased with.
Are you ready to get started? Visit Vistaprint.com (AoFB has NO affiliation with them and makes no money for referring anyone to their website.) and search for a style you like. Select your theme. There are over 200 in the food / beverage industry alone. If you have a specific interest like beer, wine, Barbeque, sweets or vegetarian food, there is a card to fit your style.
So, here’s what I suggest you include on your business card:
Blog Name / Website
Some may want to only follow you on Twitter. Some may only want to like your Facebook page. And if you have a You Tube page, it’s a great addition. If you have a slogan for your Blog, include that on your card as well. Good luck!