6 Must Haves on a Blogger’s Business Card

*Build A Sign ® provided business cards, free of charge, in exchange for writing this post to tell you about my experience.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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One of my goals for 2014 is to see where this little blog can take me.  I’m hoping it takes me to a blog conference because since I’ve started down this road of blogging I have been eager to learn as much as I can with every step.  So when Build-A-Sign ® wrote to me and offered to give me some business cards, I thought “awesome!”  Now I will be ready to go with professional looking cards so that I can start networking with the best of em’!

I know you are probably thinking doesn’t build a sign sell signs?  Ha!  That is actually what I thought when I first heard the name but after browsing their website, I was pleased to find that they really help you create anything that you would need for your business.  And their sister company, even does home decor stuff like wall decals!  I know…who’d-a-thunk?

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So back to my cards.  Aren’t they pretty.  I had a great time designing them.  Build-a-Sign ® makes it really easy.  You can either create one from scratch like I did, or use the fonts and graphics available on their business card builder.  I made mine using the dimensions of a business card in Photoshop and then uploaded the image to Build-a-Sign and had them delivered to my door step about a week later.

I did a lot of thinking about what I wanted to put on my business card.  I knew I wanted to keep it simple, so after lots of reading up on all the possibilities of what to include I landed on what I think are the 6 must haves for a {blogger’s} business card.

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6 must haves for a blogger’s business card

1. Your logo:  People are visual so you want your business card to match your blog.  Chances are, if someone has come across your blog before, they are likely to remember the design and colors.  If your business cards have the same design and colors they will make the connection.  (I included my tag line, but it is not totally necessary.)

2. Your full name:  I don’t put my full name out there a lot in blog land because I am more recognized for the name of my blog.  But if you are going to do business with someone, and you are exchanging cards face to face, you will want them to know you by your human name.

3. Your photo:  Blogging can be very ambiguous because people don’t see your face.  However, when meeting potential partners, or fellow bloggers in person, you want them to remember who it was that had that award winning personality right?  Think of it as connecting the dots.  They have been to your site, now they see the same logo on the card, and now they know what a cool person you are in person and have a little note in the form of your photo to connect that awesome person to the blog!  Oh, and try your best to use the same photo you have on your blog (as long as that is what you really look like in person.)

4. Your email address:  This is so important.  If you make a connection with someone, you are going to want them to follow up with you.  Email is the best way to do that.  So have it on there!

5. Your Blog’s URL:  I know it seems a little redundant to have your URL when you already have your logo, but not everyone has a blog name that matches their URL.  So take the guess work out of the equation and have it on there.

6.  Your Social Media Links:  Chances are the person you hand your card to is going to want to follow your blog in some way.  Make it easy for them to find you on the web.  You can see that for my social media links I didn’t want to take up a ton of space, so I used the social media buttons from my blog with /tinysidekick.  This also added color and style to my cards.

Hopefully I didn’t miss anything!  Pretty fancy for a SAHM huh?  I can just see myself now…browsing the isles of Target in my sweat pants uniform when a random stranger asks for my opinion on a pillow.  (For some reason this happens to me a lot.) I give my opinion and they ask me what I do.   I say I’m a full time mom and a part time blogger.  (That second part never really comes out of my mouth.)  And I hand them my card.  Ha!  It plays like a little movie in my head!  What ever.  It is fun to be prepared for the road ahead!

That is it for me today!  Have a fantastic weekend.  And head over to Build-A-Sign ® and check out all of their customizable goodies!

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

22 thoughts on “6 Must Haves on a Blogger’s Business Card

  1. It is a nice post. It is very helpful for me. Thanks for sharing such a great information.

  2. Hi Corey, Thank you for all the tips. I have just received my business cards and so happy with them. I have also mentioned your blog and 1 other in todays post that I used to help me with understanding the requirements. Huge thank you again, and this is my blog if you fancy having a look. http://www.cheryldemarco.com

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Glad you found the post helpful, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amazing, your business card is looking fantastic.
    Thanks for giving such a useful tips to bloggers or business owners.

  4. Beautiful blog, loved it. Is it important to attach handphone number in blogger name card?

    1. I don’t find it to be necessary. Most people will reach out via email and if you set up a call you can give your phone number then.

  5. Thank Goodness for Pinterest! This was the PERFECT post for me to come across! Thank you so much!

    Oh, and I think we have the same uniform- I’m betting you look as dead sexy as I do in it 😉

  6. It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before ending
    I am reading this wonderful article to increase my experience.

  7. Great tips! I was just thinking about this because people are asking my url and blog name and I’m thinking…if you’re anything like me..there is NO way you’re remembering this! LOL

    Thanks,
    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

  8. Your cards turned out awesome and the tips you give are so helpful! I love your little Target scenario too 🙂 I made some pretty bad cards a while back but was going to wait until after the wedding so I could have updated ones with my new last name. Guess I better get on that…

  9. this was short and to the point and helpful thank you dear

    1. You are very welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I never heard of Build A Sign, but I am definitely going to check them out. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  11. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I need to pin this for later.

  12. Love these, Corey! You make a really good point about using your full name on the card. So many times I’m hesitant to provide my last name but it’s necessary when doing business. Love these tips & I’m pinning this now!

  13. Lol… I love your little scenario… I always make up things like that in my head. Your cards look great!

  14. I need business cards! These are great tips! I don’t know if I would have put my picture on mine, but I like your explanation of why it is a good idea.

  15. Great tips, Corey! I wish I would have put a photo on mine. Oh well…after I hand out the thousand that I already have lol. Why do we always feel like we have a mouth full of icecubes when telling people we’re bloggers? This is HARD work!! XO

    1. Haha! I know. I have 500 and they are most likely going to last me a long time. Thanks for stopping by.

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