Do you have a business card for yourself? Your blog?
I made a card up for myself for my “Along Came Sampson” website.
The card was made up with this picture on it.
The front of the card says, “DO YOU KNOW SAMPSON” and it lists his website address along with my name. On the back of the card, I have my e-mail address, my cell phone number and this blog address.
I had these cards made up when I was focused on my children’s book, “Along Came Sampson.” I still have the website, but I really don’t do much with it, instead my focus has changed and I now work pretty diligently on this blog.
The reason I bring all this up is, today when I was at the grocery store I stopped at the Deli. I ordered some all beef bologna and the man who was taking my order asked how thick I wanted it. I told him the thickness and indicated it was for the dogs.
“Oh, what kind of dog do you have?”
His eyes lit up, “You don’t happen to be a breeder do you?”
Turns out he’s been looking for a lab for months, he’s looked at the lab rescue sites but has been put off because the dogs are from out of state and he wants to meet the dog before he adopts it.
I get that. So I said, “Here’s my card, I know the woman who does placements for Labs 4 Rescue and I know they have dogs in CT. There are also options of fostering to adopt.”
Turns out he’d never thought of that.
Now, if I hadn’t had my card I could still have given him my information, but I would have had to write it on the back of a receipt or something. This way he has my name, number, e-mail addy and blog address all in one place.
If you don’t have a card for your blog, Vista Print does a really nice job and you can get 250 cards for $10 which includes shipping. I don’t think that’s a bad deal at all. In fact, I’m thinking of ordering myself some more cards with the focus on this blog. I’m not really sure whether I will keep the Along Came Sampson website or not.
If you don’t have cards for your blog, do you think you could benefit from having cards? If you do have cards, do you use them and have you found them to be beneficial?
Book update, still the same.