How to make your own Business Cards / Calling Cards
I once worked at a place where customers and clients would on occasion ask for my card. For years this company didn’t want to spring for my business cards. I never pushed for them but customers kept asking and eventually my employer relented. A month or so went by and I forgot I had filled out the necessary request forms.
Then they showed up. Hundreds of them, all slammed into what looked to be the worlds smallest shoebox. Each a shitaeous mess of bad corporate logos, random colors, blocks, and lines. My name and title were somehow shoehorned in there. Thanks to the company overlord stuff, I felt like I was handing out an advertisement for my employer instead of contact information for myself.
Half a year later my job position changed drastically and I was meeting with clients almost daily. I was handing these contacts a business card with a defunct job title on it. No one ever noticed. 10 months later I was gone from the company & 90% of those cards hit the recycling bin.
If you’re self employed or have a side project, consider making your own business cards. And keep them ridiculously simplified. You’ll need a printer, these aptly named Avery Clean Edge Business cards, and a single way for someone to reach you. But just one.
Because if they really want to reach you? They will. All you have to do is make them want to.