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How to Make Business Cards

Business cards are a critical part of professional representation. Regardless of your field or your accomplishments, adequately representing your professional self is of the utmost importance. While business cards are universally necessary, they’re particularly instrumental in certain cases. Small business owners, freelancers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and generally anyone representing themselves should make sure to present themselves professionally with customized business cards. Personalized business cards are a great way to represent your personal brand, and if you’re representing yourself, that’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be disregarded. Professional networking opportunities are everywhere, and it’s important you’re prepared to represent yourself and your work in the best way possible.

Finally, custom business cards are a powerful way to express yourself creatively. Particularly if you’re in a creative field, unique and stylish business cards are a great opportunity to make a strong first impression.

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What to Include on Business Cards

Customized business cards should always include standard information. Your name, title, and contact information should all be clearly listed, and don’t be afraid to include something a little out of the ordinary. A meaningful quote, special skill or affiliation could all be worth mentioning. Whatever you choose to include, make sure the design and information suits you, your personality, and your professional accomplishments. See the checklist below to make sure you’re including the necessary information on your business cards.

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. Skills
  4. Contact Information (work and/or cell numbers, email address)
  5. Website (if applicable)

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How to Choose a Business Card

When deciding on a custom business card design, choose a style that suits your profession or field. Consider an exciting, detailed and stylish design for creative and independent professions, and perhaps a more classic design for less design-oriented professions. Also ensure your choice matches any other personal or professional public-facing content. Social media accounts, websites, and any other representative material should all be coordinated appropriately. No matter the design you choose, make sure your personal brand is accurately represented! Also, be sure to choose a design you’re comfortable distributing to anyone. A card you don’t feel comfortable with won’t serve you well in the long term.

Ways to Make Your Own Business Card

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