Do you have business cards for your blog? It’s something I put off at first. I didn’t think I’d need them until I went to a big blog conference. A few months ago I went to a blogger meet up and was the only one without them!
I wanted my business cards to look professional and match my blog. I am not very good with graphic design, so I decided to get some help. I knew my friend Madison of Grace + Vine Studios was perfect for the job!
Not only did Madison do a great job of designing my cards, but she also was great with any questions I had about them. For example, I wasn’t sure which social media accounts I should include on the cards. She told me that it would keep the card looking clean and organized if I only included the accounts with the same handle.
Ever since I got my cards in the mail, I’ve been looking for creative ways to hand them out. Here are 5 easy ways that you can hand out your blog business cards.
#1: Bring them to conferences and blogger meet-ups.
I put this first because it is the most important reason to have blog business cards! When you attend a conference or meet-up, you will meet lots of other bloggers, and business cards are a great way to connect later on.
To help put a face to the name, I like to have a small picture of myself on my business cards. It’s also good to keep the colors and logos consistent between your blog and your business cards.
#2: Hand them out when your blog comes up in conversation.
I’m always surprised at how interested and excited my friends are when I mention that I am a blogger. They always say that they want to check out my site, but without business cards, I didn’t have anything to give them so they would remember.
Friends and family are some of the biggest supporters of your blog, so the more of them you have, the better!
#3: Give them to your biggest fans to hand out.
Some of my biggest supporters, like my boyfriend, my best friends and my mom love to brag about my blog! I gave them a few of my cards so that they can give them out to anyone who is interested.
#4: Include them in any letters or packages you send to other bloggers.
I have hosted a number of giveaways on my blog, and I always include a note when I mail the prize to the winner. Now that I have business cards, I can include one with the note. Oftentimes I have found that the winners of my giveaways visit my blog more often, and a business card is a great way to remind them to stop by.
#5: Leave them around town.
If you have a craft/DIY blog, see if you can leave a business card at your local craft store’s community board. If you have a food blog, you might be able to leave cards at a grocery store or farmer’s market.
What are some creative ways that you hand out your blog business cards?
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