‘To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art.’
In the Amazing Future World printed business cards may well be considered somewhat endearingly as ‘old school’. Yet today in 2011, the traditional business card is as important as it has ever been. Let no one tell you otherwise.
Beyond the Rectangle
Where a traditional business card meets its digital counterpart.
A digital business card provides the same functionality as a printed business card : to provide contacts with an easy to view profile of your relevant details. Yet in our world of value added interconnectivity, a digital business card is an increasingly useful addendum to your contact information. Turn a piece of card into an opportunity to connect online.
Find below a list of profile services and options to check out if you think a digital business card might be just what you need.
Card.ly (Lots of options and premium is $24.99 per year)
DooID.com (Super easy to use)
Gravatar.com (owned by Automattic, the company behind WordPress)
Remember to include your digital profile on your traditional business card by incorpating a QR code into the design. A QR code is a barcode with embedded digital information such as your profile URL. A viewer can simply photograph the barcode and utilise a QR app to extract the data.
A well designed business card in a variety of formats makes good business sense.