Thursday, June 16, 2011

Marketing You

Are you marketing yourself?

While I was networking and meeting new people at YCC in Washington, there was one thing I knew I should have came with. A business card. It's simple, a little old-fashioned, and effective. It's a way to make people remember your name and what you do, and keep in contact with you. I collected tons of business cards (see below) but due to the fact that I'm not exactly a business, had none to give out.

Some of the great people I met last week between ALMA and YCC!
Well, I've decided what I do is worthy of creating business cards for. I made them online tonight at a great website I found called MorningPrint. I was able to go through and step-by-step pick the type of paper, design, and text to put on the card. Here's how the card turned out:

The blacked-out line is my phone number. I trust you..but not the rest of the internet :)

I love the design I ended up with. It matches my blog (yes I think of these things) and is a little bit aggie and a lot of me.

I only spent $28.99 + about $10 shipping and handling for 400 business cards. All of the places I called in my town were between $50 and $150 for this amount. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me!

So what are you waiting for? You are marketable as yourself, and you don't need to be tied to a company to do it. Having a personal business card is a great way to keep in contact with the new people you meet. I'm wishing I had these ages ago, and I know they'll start coming in handy right away.


  1. So much easier than scribbling your info on a little piece of paper! I have them as well and I can't tell you how many times I've handed them out.....they're SO handy!

  2. Love that design. It is so true that having cards to hand out no matter if you are in "business" or not is handy. Thanks for following my blog also, love to share the ranching life with others.

  3. I always carry my business and personal cards with me. Then depending on who the contact is I can give them either one. Great idea.

  4. Thanks ladies! I wish it had occurred to me earlier but I'm glad I'll have them soon. Can't wait to get the package in the mail :)

  5. What a great idea! I going to have to make some!