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The Benefits of Having a Business Cards for Your Blog

It seems silly to have a printed business cards for your blog when everything is all digital. Here is why I’m explaining the benefits of having business cards for your blog.

As I’m writing this, I just came back from a two days’ conference and I was handing out my business cards like confetti.

But why would I hand out my business cards people when you can do everything through email? Well call me old-fashioned but I still believe in one to one real people interaction and meeting people, rather than hiding behind a screen or a keyboard.

I’m quite lucky in the sense that I live in London and I have easy access to visit various conferences and trade shows. And because of my luck, I can meet people directly and introduce myself.

I also believe meeting people directly prove that you are who you are. If that makes sense? You’re not a Miranda Sing character for example. You are who you say you are on your blog. And if you want to work with people or brands, I believe that to be an important factor.

I can’t help but feel that hiding behind a keyboard there only so much you can do, sure you can have skype, emails and phones conversation. But there no real human element to it.

That is why I go to various trade shows and conferences, so you can meet people directly and have a real human conversation.

I completely understand if meeting people is the scariest thing in the world, but there one thing I learnt since going self-employed – there only so much you can do by yourself. You do need to put your scare factor in a box and put it on the shelves and get yourself out there. I’m a shy person, like a socially awkward quiet person; but I have learnt that you need to push that aside and get yourself out there. I know it easier said than done, however, I have found when I had met with people that the person who you are talking too do have the knack to make you feel at ease. Most meeting I have gone too will offer you a drink or a sweet, mostly just to break the ice between you both.

While I was at the conference, I was interacting with people and generally having a friendly chat. I feel having these chat with people we were able to exchange details with each other and talks how we can help each other out.

Which bring me to the overall point on the benefits of having business cards for your blog. The chance to meet people directly and to introduce yourself to certain brands or industry.

That all well and good Anna, living in London and meeting people at conferences, but what if we live in the middle of nowhere? I hear you asking me.

Well personally, there no harm in emailing your blog business cards and media pack to people. For example, Richard did this a few years ago where he sent out his photos portfolio to various photography companies. Through that, he now works for those various photography companies. At that time, we did live in the middle of nowhere, next door to a farm.

I have found people want a physical card to hold and to carry around with them. I have also found that card had gotten me from A to B to D without me doing anything extra. Say for example you met Cindy from marketing at conferences, then Cindy could very well hand over your card to Lucy the chief head of marketing and put you in touch with Jane from a different company.

Your blog business cards help you spread and help to branch out your exposure. Never underestimate the power of words of mouth.

So I hope to have shown you the benefits of having business cards for your blog. I have never been to conferences or even a blogger event where someone will ask for your business cards.

What to put on your blog business cards?

It entirely up to you. But I will say it important to put your contact details down. As otherwise how are people going to contact you? If you are feeling brave, put your mobile number down. If you are showcasing your blog, this doesn’t really need to be said – but do also include your blog URL.

This is optional but I find more people asking for Twitter and Instagram handles, so it might be an idea to include those as well.

business cards for your blog

Now I have to ask, are you going to get business cards for your blog?

Anna Nuttall

Hello, it’s so lovely for you to join me. Let me introduce myself. I’m Anna Nuttall living in London and married to my husband, Richard. I worked in retail for ten years before I left and fulfilled my addiction to social media and blogging, where I’m now working as a fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger and also in digital marketing.

23 Comments

  • Karen Johnston

    I’m hoping I can get to the point on my blog where I can go to conferences and meet other bloggers. It’s a great idea to have that business card in hand at all times though! You just never know!

  • Nicole | Glamorously You

    I recently got business cards for my blog and I can’t agree with you more! I can’t believe how often I have handed them out. And a few times, I have had people ask me for a handful so they can give them out to others on their own!

  • Sarah Howe

    I’ve used them for a couple of conferences but not been to that many. I think they are really useful and so agree the personal touch makes such a difference. Thanks for linking with #bloggersbest x

  • Christine

    This is timely. I just ordered business cards for my blog a couple of weeks ago. I included my website, as well as my FB, Twitter and Instagram info. As I’m out and about, people ask about my blog, and it’s easier to hand them a card so they can remember the site. I also got rubber wristbands and give those out at as freebies if I’m at events, concerts (I cover a lot of live music), etc. People love to get something free, and it gets your website in front of them.

  • Nisi

    Thanks for the read. I never even considered this idea before and I can see, now that I am thinking about, what a great idea it is. I AM one of those people that live in the digital age but love to get and keep others’ business cards… why not my own!

  • Michelle

    Hi Anna. Well done – I love this idea 🙂 This is something that we always used to have and to be honest not something I have thought of at all for my blog. Going to hop online and order a few uickly. Thank You

  • ShootingStarsMag

    I’ve been to a few conferences in the past, which is why I have business cards. I really do need to update them. I don’t have the opportunity to hand them out as much, but maybe if I got some newer, more exciting ones? I think I should work on that!

    -Lauren

    #bloggersbest

  • Toni | Dr Toni DDS

    I totally agree with you. I have business cards for my blog (that I haven’t used in a long time). Thanks for reminding me that it is time to bring those business cards out and start talking to people.

  • A-

    I’ve been toying with the idea of creating business cards for my blog and now I think I might go ahead and get some made! Do you have any particular conferences that you recommend? Thanks!

    A- simplylovely90.com

  • Stephanie Lane

    When we go to fairs or craft shows and I take a picture of a booth or artist, I like to give them my card and let them know to check out my web-site that they might be featured in my post. Hopefully they will add your post, with them in it, to their web-site and that means more exposure for you.

  • Mum in Brum

    I do have some printed which I used for Britmums Live last year, but I have to say I haven’t used them much since. They are a must for conferences and events though #bloggersbest

  • Shauna

    Yes I carry business cards to promote my Blog and Childrens Youtube Channel. I’ve passed out over 1k this year to families and children.
    My business card helped me secure a small contract at the library sharing Spanish literature with children. I passed my card to a librarian…she watched my Youtube Storytime series for Children..emailed me and I got 5 Session paid opportunity. Yes, I am old fashion we still have to make things happen and we need to engaged with people online/in person to achieve. Great post Anna 😊

  • Karen - Kupon Girl

    I love the idea of having business cards! You never know who you are going to meet up with! Also, it’s great to pin your business cards at the banks (peg boards), grocery stores, include the cards in your bill payments, going to drive-thru bank give one or two cards to the bank teller. I haven’t been to any conferences as of yet

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