Do business cards work nowadays?
Yes, they sure do. A quick snapshot of your business and how you can be contacted is a good thing. It's part of the whole package as an entrepreneur.
Plus, some people just like touching + carrying around a card. Kinda like opting for a physical book to read instead of an E-BOOK. Or, kindle device reading lists.
Lot of great answers here, whether it is a business card, book mark, or some thing else that is related to your business and is convenient to carry and hand out it is what you need. It takes 5-7 times for someone to remember you or make an impression. If you give someone your business card they have to hold it and will look at it, they will put it into their pocket or purse, then they will take it out of their pocket or purse when they get 520彩票网 or to the office and look at it again. They will put it down again and may pick it up another day and will look at it again. You have now touched that person at least 3-4 times by handing them something with your information, and as Phyllis said if you have something interesting on the card they will ask more questions and be more receptive.
I do thousands of business cards every week - do they work ? Yes I believe they do when they are done correctly - fact of it is 80% of all business cards get tossed - I tell all my business card customers this - A business card should tell someone just 3 things - what you do (doctor - lawyer Indian Chief) your name and how to contact you - if they have to read through your life story or mission statements to find this - then its tossed - simpler the better - oh color it up and make it cosmetically attractive but don't get away with the 3 priorities - and leave the back blank and uncoated - nothing hacks me more than when someone gives me a card and say I want to write on the back what they charge me for something and their life story is on the back - it doesn't get read - Simple as in "Have Gun Will Travel" reads the card of a man - Paladin had the most effective business card ever !
The more creative the card-the better the response. Try incorporating your pet into your business. Give it any title you want-when walking it and someone asks what your pets name is or what breed it is-"just a minute, I will give you his card" Not only do they end up asking about your business-they ask you if you have extras so they can show it to someone else.
Good business cards are worth it and bad business cards are a waste. When I hand out my card I know most people are not going to call me to hire me right away. So I give them my card with the back of the card facing them and say “I hope we get to talk more in the future but at least go to this location on my card, 101TrafficMethods.com, and get some ideas for getting traffic to your website.” About 70% of those I give the card to actually do that. Give them a compelling reason to do something with your card and you will discover a new meaning for having business cards on you at all times.
Since I am an author and publisher, I prefer bookmarks instead of a business card.
Absolutely! Try this. Go to a networking event, lick the back of your card, and stick it to your forehead. We're not kidding, you won't believe the amount of attention you'll get! You have to be creative, an innovator, a risk-taker. While all the other duds are walking around holding their wine glasses, pinkies-out, you'll be commanding all the attention. Just make sure to take a lot of cards, believe me, everyone will want one!
Hope this helps!
I will always take someone's business card and take a picture of it to add to their contact in my cell phone, I dont keep the card but it is a way for me to at a glimpse see who they are with and all their pertinent information. I give out cards all the time..