When it comes to business cards, you really can have your cake and eat it, too! It’s not that hard to find low-cost options that don’t sacrifice on looks or impact. If you need cards for your blog or small business, these ideas should offer some inspiration and save you money:
- Print your own using Avery business cards that run through your home printer. They average about $10 per pack for 200 and you can print as few or as many as you wish. It’s important to have a good quality printer if you choose this route.
- Get bargain prices with discount codes. You can use VPSAVE5 to get $5 off your first order at VistaPrint (expires June 30, 2014); or use code FINISH to get 250 cards printed for $10 plus free shipping. Find the deal that works best for you!
- Shop on Etsy for something unique and inexpensive. Using search terms like “die cut business cards” and “custom business cards” will turn up some great results. Order your search by lowest price first for the best deals. I bought 25 of these adorable, customized scallop-edged cards for my blog for just $5.00.
- Design your own and have copies printed up in small batches at an office supply store or printing shop. Example: An artist could print out a small digital copy of a painting, superimpose her name over it and then have contact info printed on the reverse. Other ideas for easily creating your design include using rubber stamps or royalty-free clip art online. Stores like Staples have competitive prices on color printing, and to save even more money you can bring your own pack of card stock.
- Go completely handmade for impact. This is a nice touch when you’re starting small and only handing out cards occasionally. Buy a pack of pre-cut cards, or even fun die-cut shapes from the hobby store and then draw or stamp your logo on. Hand write your name and contact info. Handmade cards are also perfect for businesses that are marketing homemade or craft-related products. When I lived in Mississippi, there was a wood craftsman who would hand you an oak leaf cutout with his name and phone number on it. Simple, rustic and very memorable!
Creating personalized business cards can be really enjoyable.
What kind of design would you like to have?