For that reason, and a couple of others, I decided to make some business cards for my blog! I spied this post on how to make blog business cards, which I did not follow exactly, but it did help push me to get going. Without further ado, my new business cards!
Out in the real world, when I mention that I have a blog, people are not sure what it involves. Hence, I put together a mini project gallery on one side, along with my blog name. It definitely gives a flavor of what I do on the blog! I made this side glossy, which was a good choice. Next time, I will most likely change up my projects to ones with better pictures. Also, the badges need to be a little less transparent.
On the other side, I put all of my contact information. The biggest bummer is that the font is not the clearest and this picture makes it look worse. At least they would be able to get to my site from the QR code, and the button on the left is definitely clear as to my website's name! This side is not glossy so people can write a note to themselves, if need be.
Overall, I am pleased with my custom cards and how professional they look for being so inexpensive! The cardstock is nice and thick, definitely nicer than I expected for the price. I did shop around to get the best deal for me, because I wanted it completely custom. Also, I decided to get the corners rounded because although I love using my round corner punch, it was worth it to pay for the time and effort I would save.
Lastly, you will notice that everything around here says www.vintagezest.com instead of vintagezest.BLOGSPOT.com. I bought my own domain name! It was a bit tougher than I expected to figure out which company I wanted to buy it through, but I am happy with the money that I spent. It was something that I wasn't sure if I wanted to do, but so many of my friends and coworkers (outside the blogging community) thought that I should make the switch.
I made a deal with myselfthat I would only buy the domain name as long as one year of my Adsense ad profits would cover at least ten times the cost of a year of the domain name. Well it got to that point a while ago, so I had no other excuses!
Now, I will be happy to hand over my card for Vintage Zest in the real world and have the recipients visit my new, fancy website! Woo hoo!
Has anyone else out there made business cards of their own? Any tips for my next batch?