I wrestled with the idea of getting a new set of business cards printed. I mean, my biggest issue was, "Why do I need biz cards? Aren't they pretty irrelevant for a freelance writer? To whom would I give business cards?"
Well. Self-promotion is a freelance writer's number one responsibility. So business cards ARE useful. I plan on writing a post on the usefulness of business cards and where you can post/hand out/leave them in order to grow your business.
This is the design for my new business cards. I ordered them today from VistaPrint. It's not the first time I've ordered from there-all of my business stationary and advertising needs are handled by VistaPrint.
I got an email today from VP, offering 250 Premium business cards FREE. It was a limited offer. I spent about 4 hours last night scrolling through all the designs they offer, but I wasn't convinced to plunk down the money for cards, as I still hadn't convinced myself that I really NEEDED them. So the email was pretty fortuitous.
If you order a free product, all you pay for is shipping and taxes. This order for 250 cards came to a total of under $10. I picked the "slow shipping", which is just regular mail. Every other order I've placed, I've used the same kind of shipping and received my order within a week. Officially, it can take up to 21 days, I think. But I've never had to wait that long.
I'm excited and impatient. I can't wait to open my mailbox and see the little white box sitting inside....opening the package is always thrilling, when you get to see your order for the first time in real life, in real colours. I've been extremely satisfied with my other 2 business card designs and printing quality. VistaPrint rocks!
If you're interested in checking out VistaPrint, click HERE and you will be offered 25% off your order.** After that, you will receive regular emails offering lots of cool stuff and tons of free items.
* you can get regular (not premium) business cards for free ALL the time (you pay shipping) as long as you choose the option where they put a bit of advertising on the back of the card. It's one line, and makes your cards FREE. Try them out.
**this is a referral program and I will receive 3 VistaPrint bucks for each person I refer who places an order.