I’m going to be perfectly honest with you – business cards bore me. As someone who meets new people every day, there are only a couple a month that I actually ever remember. And it bugged me that I was adding to the boring business card pile too.
I wanted to be remembered when I gave out my business card. I wanted people to be inspired, amused or impressed by my cards. I wanted them to look me up, or follow me on Twitter.
I decided the way to do this would be to create business cards that allowed people glimpses into my personality. So I used Moo, and matched up photos and pictures of things I’d done or were personal to me with short sentences about me. I drew upon my experience of running the marathon for the charity, WPF Therapy, referenced my love of food, included Doris my secondhand cat, places I’d been, things I’d eaten and stuff I’d done.
I included my Twitter handle @wabbitpie and the URL of my site. And nothing else. I wanted to drive traffic to my site and for people to get to know me through Twitter.
Let me know what you think. Would you be inclined to firstly, keep it. And secondly, want to find out more?
I used Moo for my business cards. These are their minicards and you can upload up to 100 different images in a pack. Their prices are from £47.03 for 400 minicards. Their customer service is exceptional.