Thursday, 11 June 2015

Blog Tips - My Blogging Business Cards from Minted


Blogging is a funny thing, no?  What started as a little experiment to document my 30 thing to do before 30 list has now evolved into a part-time job of sorts, and I couldn't be happier with how things are progressing!  With taking your blog more seriously comes a lot of exciting opportunities, and I've come to realize that having a business card is essential when navigating the world of networking as a blogger. After trying to write my blog address or Instagram handle on cocktail napkins one too many times, I finally bit the bullet and had business cards printed for my blog.


It took me awhile to find a place that would not only design my business cards, but print them  - without it costing an arm and a leg.  This is especially important for us bloggers who don't have a branded logo for ourselves, but still want our cards to look sharp and unique.   I had read good things about Minted online and after looking at their business card templates was totally sold!  I chose a template with a gold-foil pressed heart to give the cards a little something special, while still looking very clean.  After receiving my printed cards, I can honestly say that I'm blown away with the results and am so impressed with the quality.


What should you include in your business cards?



  • Your blog name 
  • Your full name.  After receiving a few cards from fellow bloggers, I was surprised to see how many people left their names out.  I think that including your name is essential in forming a more personal relationship, and implies a sense of ownership over your space.
  • Your blog's URL.  Your choice on if your want to include the www. at the beginning, however I would definitely opt to drop the http:// - the less text the better!
  • Your e-mail address.  If you have a separate e-mail address for your blog, make sure that you're  checking it frequently, or have merged it with your personal inbox.
  • Your social media handles.  I'm fortunate in that all of my social media platforms have the same user name so I chose to only include one generic one.  If you have multiple username for different social media platforms, only include those that you are most active on - you want to avoid having a cluttered business card.
Optional:

  • Your telephone number.  I chose not to include my phone number, mostly to save space and clutter but I found that I usually communicate with people a few times over e-mail before exchanging phone numbers.
  • A photo.  As someone who is regularly talking new photos, I chose not to include a photo on my business card.  I do admit though, having a photo on your card definitely helps to put a face to a name so that is definitely something to consider.
  • A QR code.  Although a QR code is great in theory since the recipient of your business card can do a quick scan and find your blog, I have rarely run into anyone who actually uses them.  QR codes are a cool concept, and definitely something to consider for your blog's business card, but not mandatory.




The verdict?  I couldn't be happier with the way my blogging business cards turned out!  I'm really impressed by how quick and easy they were to create with Minted. I had the cards designed, printed and shipping in less than a week - and I live in Canada!

Minted was generous enough to extend to La Petite Noob readers a code to save 10% off your own business cards using coupon code LAPETITENOOB10.  The discount is valid now through June 18th, 2015 - check out their huge selection of business cards here. I think that you'll love them as much as I do!

What do you think?  Do you have business cards for your blog as well?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. Your business cards look great! I especially love how you named yourself as a creator :D

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    1. Hee hee, Thanks Lenny! I'm glad you like the 'creator' title LOL!

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    1. Thanks Alecia, I'm so glad that you like them!

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  3. Love the business cards! I've been on the fence about having some made for a while now. Definitely going to check this site out!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. I was SO on the fence about them too Kris, bit I'm so glad that I bit the bullet and had them designed and printed. It was so easy with Minted!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing, I've been trying to design my card without any success and they have so much choice! Yaaay!

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    1. I'm so glad that you found this helpful, I honesty am so impressed with Minted's design and printing quality!

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  5. Welcome to the club!!Having business cards makes life so much easier! Love the design too.

    Eleni - Bijuleni

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    1. I'm so glad that you like them Eleni! I look forward to seeing them in action! lol

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  6. I love how you used both the back and the front of the card so effectively. I love the grid design!

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