If you're a business owner and you're looking for new and better ways to promote your company, it's time to think about business cards. In the digital age, you can take your company's image and information with you, on the road, in the office, and virtually anyplace. But what's the most cost effective way to distribute your business cards?
With so many opportunities for social media, it seems that electronic networking is the new way to do business. You can create a profile for your business on almost any major social networking website. With a few keystrokes, you can upload your business cards and include a short description and link. Your cards can go out to thousands of people within minutes. But what if you don't want to give away everything to everyone? How do you get your new business cards noticed but without overspending?
For this, you'll want to think outside of the box. Instead of giving away your business cards with your social network profile, how about providing incentives? You could create a competition between your business cards and your social profiles. Invite friends and family to like your Facebook page or your Twitter page. Provide them with a special discount if they use either site to purchase their business cards. This may make your social media pages a top priority, which may drive more customers to give your cards a try.
For those who prefer not to give away everything, there are still other options available. One option is to offer free business cards to anyone who refers a friend. This may not work as well if you don't have any connection with the person who requested the business card, but the idea is still the same. Send the referral an email, which lists the contact information for your business.
These days, many people prefer to order their business cards online. While it's true that printing and shipping can be expensive, it's a great way to cut down on overhead costs and use the money to purchase items for your business. Even if your business doesn't accept credit cards, ordering your cards electronically can eliminate the need to print them yourself, saving you money in the long run.
In addition to these benefits, there are a number of other reasons to consider ordering your business cards electronically. As long as you're comfortable with online ordering, you have no excuse for not getting your hands on your new cards in a timely manner. . . . . . . Plus, electronic order-processing services usually have discounts for business cards purchases. So it may make more financial sense to order your cards this way!