Five Tips to Make Your Business Card Stand Out!

Five Tips to Make Your Business Card Stand Out!
Aaron O'Hanlon
Aaron O'Hanlon February 17, 2010
  1. Use Full Color Printing - In the old days full color printing (4 color printing) was extremely expensive. You could pay over $200 /1000 for high quality full color cards. Prices have dropped and you can now get beautiful full color cards printed for about the same price as a plain two color card.
  2. Use a Tagline - A "tagline" is a one sentence benefit statement. Think of your Business card as a "Mini Billboard". Pretend that you are writing a classified ad for a newspaper. You only have a small amount of space to describe your product or service in an intriguing way . what would you write to describe it? For example: A Remodeler could say "Helping Build dreams one home at a time"
  3. Put a picture on it! - I highly recommend that you put a picture on your business card. Studies have shown that people are more likely to hold on to a Business card with a photo on it. It could be your picture, a picture of your product, or a combination of both. Picture cards get attention!
  4. Don't use Business Card "Templates" - There are websites you can go to online where you can choose from pre-made business card designs called templates. The problem with this is that the more people who use these templates the more you card starts to look like everybody else's. You want to have a business card that stands out from everybody else's, not one that gets lost in the crowd.
  5. Let a Professional Design It - Unless you are a professional graphic designer designing your own card is like performing root canal on yourself. Its going to take a lot of time and you may not be happy with the results. Leave the designing to the professionals and use you time doing what you do best . selling your product or service!

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