I’ve been debating whether to make myself a new business card for this blog vis-à-vis myself. In the old days business cards were traded with every handshake, but we’re a much more digital society now.
Are business cards still useful?
When I call a tradesman to work on my refrigerator, or shop with the aid of a very helpful salesperson, I always ask for their business cards. I want to do business with them again, so I ask and keep their cards in one of several business card organizers.
I know I have a lot of freelancers and authors visit me here. How do you handle this part of your promotion? Do you have a business card for yourself? Do you ask and keep the business cards you’re given?
At first, I thought maybe it might be time to give them up, but my gut tells me they’re still useful–at least until they bookmark me on their computers. I could always pin a few up at grocery stores or anywhere else they have a public bulletin board. Can you think of other places, places you’ve left your card?
I’m just thinking out loud right now. If I have my garage sale next month, it might be nice to have them where people can pick them up–especially neighbors and other locals. We had an enormous amount of traffic last year.
What do you think? How important are business cards today?