If you’re in business, you know that the world of networking is a big part of your job. Business cards are the perfect way to network with people in person and online.
Your business card can make or break your image among potential clients and customers. It’s important to keep in mind that most people only look at a business card for about seven seconds before deciding whether it will be put in their wallet or thrown away. That means there’s no room for errors! Read on for our dos and don’ts list on designing the perfect business card:
Don’t skimp on quality.
The quality of your business card is just as important as the design on it. The best way to make sure that you have a great-looking card is by choosing a printer who uses high quality paper and printing techniques.
Many people think they can save money by using an inexpensive printer for their business cards, but this isn’t always true: many printers who offer low prices will sacrifice quality in order to keep costs down–and this can result in poor print jobs that don’t look good and fall apart easily over time! If you’re looking for someone local who does great work at reasonable prices…we recommend giving us a call 😉
Do provide an eye-catching color scheme.
You should use a color scheme that is easy to read. It’s important that your business card is easy on the eyes, so it’s best not to use too many colors while keeping the card interesting.
If you’re going for something bolder, make sure that all of your other branding materials match this style as well. For example, if you choose red as your main color for business cards and then use blue in an advertisement or website header image–and vice versa–it will be jarring for the viewer who sees both pieces together and may not create the desired effect (i.e., getting them interested in what you’re selling). Focus on a cohesive brand from your business card to your website to your social media!
Do provide important information
- Name, phone number and email address. This is the most basic information to include on your business card. You’ll want to make sure that you include all three of these things so that people can easily reach you if they need to get in touch with you.
- What is the purpose of your business card? Make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors as well! In addition to providing important information about yourself and/or company, it should also explain what type of work you do so others know how they can benefit from hiring someone like yourself.
Don’t make it hard to read what’s on the card.
When it comes to business cards, there are some rules that you should follow and others that you should avoid. It’s important to keep your card simple and easy to read.
- Don’t use tiny fonts. You want people who see your card to be able to read it without squinting or having to get really close. The smallest font size on most printers is 10 point, but even this can be hard for some people with poor vision!
- Avoid using too many colors or graphics–and don’t put an image on both sides of the card unless they’re similar images (like two profile shots of yourself). If there’s one thing that makes me throw away a business card immediately after seeing it for the first time, it’s when I have no idea what I’m looking at because there are too many lines or shapes happening on top of each other in weird patterns! Keep things simple so people can focus easily on what matters most: YOUR NAME AND COMPANY NAME!
That’s all there is to it! If you follow these tips and keep your business cards in good shape, they’ll be sure to last you a long time.