Business Cards For Bloggers
Yes, you need blogger business cards if you are a blogger. Especially if you are going to a conference or need to chat with some local vendors (as in, in person, yikes!).
While bloggers might not need business cards as often as other professionals, having a gorgeous business card ready to go can be the difference between being remembered and forgotten in a sea of other bloggers and business owners.
Here’s what you need on your blogger business cards.
- Your name
- Your blog name
- Blog logo or branding element
- A link to your blog
- Social media usernames/links
- A picture of yourself
How do I know all this? Because I’m sitting here with a stack of blogger business cards on my desk. I just finished off a life-changing (yes, no kidding!!) weekend at Haven Conference 2017 and have business cards on my home office desk for some incredible bloggers from across the country.
Here is the must-have list of things you need to consider while you’re cranking out your blogger business card.
Blogging business cards: Branding
You need some branding on your card. It will tell you new friend all sorts of things about you right away. Do you have a colorful modern vibe, or deep south vintage style? Are you a girlboss powerhouse or crochet extraordinaire? It’s amazing how quickly graphics can convey a brand, and the good news is you probably have a brand built into your website already.
Don’t have a logo for your blog? No problem. Me either. Mine is just a title and a tagline with a hint of a graphic in the background. But, just using those fonts, colors, and graphic tells new buddies what I’m all about right away.
Blogging business cards: To Photo or Not To Photo?
Every single person we met at Haven was absolutely amazing. But, I’m going to be completely honest here (yikes!), I can’t remember meeting everyone that gave me a card. I know. That’s really bad, isn’t it?
Sure, I remember the people who really made an impact on me, but many of them are now just business cards I have a name for but no face. Could I go to the website to see who it was? Of course. But do you really want the people you meet to need to do that? Seriously. No.
So, do us all a favor and put your photo on your card.
Blogging business cards: Don’t forget the info
Your business card will tell you new BFF how to find you once you leave. Want an email? Put your email address on there. Chill with phone calls? Phone numbers are acceptable (but not very common). Be sure to add your social media accounts, too.
Where to print blogger business cards
Here’s the deal. I have always printed my business cards through a professional photo lab. They have free overnight shipping and their quality is phenomenal. I registered late for this conference and saved business cards until the end because I knew they would overnight my cards to me. But.
I forgot about press time. Bummer.
Using them would have meant that I might not have had my cards in time to leave for the blogging conference. No bueno. So, instead, I found out that Staples had the cheapest overnight printing and I could just head to town and pick them up with some of the other last-minute packing essentials (like a second pair of cute jeans!).
Did they work in a pinch? Yes. Was I embarrassed in the quality? Almost. Am I going to do better next time? Absolutely.
I received a luxurious card this weekend from my new friend, Emily at Two Purple Couches. Let me tell you, her business card is stunning. There’s something about the watercolor and the script and the matte texture that just….ooooh my. Luxurious. So, right away I asked where she had them printed. Moo. Everyone says Moo. Get your cards printed at Moo. It’s just their basic soft-touch texture. But it’s amazing.
And, I found out they will overnight your cards for just a few bucks (copared to the other guys outrageous fees) or even in 2 days flat for just $20. That’s a real steal, y’all.
I just got my cards back from Moo. They really are amazing. They’re thick sturdy cards compared to the paper thin version I have from Staples. The print is soo clear and you can even see my wrinkles in the photo (still not sure if that’s a win or not). See comparison photos below.
Here are my new Moo cards. Eeek!
It even came with this sweet little card holder box with a spot for my cards and others’ cards I collect throughout the conference. I love attention to detail like that.
My camera caught some of the texture of the paper, but can you see my wrinkles? I hope not! I think. :/
Here is a comparison between the Staples card (top with 2 photos) and the Moo card. See how much clearer the photo and text are? You can barely even see the lace graphic border on the top card, but it’s clear and beautiful on the Moo card.
Also. PSA. If you plan on ordering business cards from somewhere other than Moo plan to give them a few weeks unless you’re prepared to pay a premium (think double!) to rush your business card order.
But, if you’re in a last minute pinch and need cards like tomorrow or the next day, Moo will print them and get them to you before 10:30 am tomorrow if your order before 2pm today.
And they won’t make you sell your kids to afford it.
Business Cards for Bloggers Recap
So, there you have it. The basics you need on your blogger business card to make sure your BFFs remember you after the sparkle of the blogging conference has worn off.