5 Top Business Card Tips For Web Designers

Before the digital revolution, the simplest and most cost-effective way of making contact with new clients was by handing them your business card. But in today’s online age they may seem a little outdated, especially if you’re a web designer yourself.

Here we look at five reasons why it’s important for internet architects to still carry business cards and ways you can transform that tiny rectangle of card into a real showcase for your service, talents and creativity.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Tips and Examples for Designing Incredible Business Cards, Great Business Card Ideas, Designer Business Cards, and Business Card Design Tutorials.

It’s Good To Talk

As a web designer you probably spend most of your time behind your screen, either in the office, at home or in a coffee shop and the majority of your business transactions take place in digital format. That said; there can be no replacement for getting out, meeting clients and networking in person. Like an avid reader who claims that kindles and iPad’s can never replace the tangible experience of sitting down with a good book, handing over a business card is an instant, professional and personable way to introduce yourself.

Its good to talk

Captivating Creativity

Web design doesn’t only require impeccable technical know-how, you also need to be a genius when it comes to creative innovation too. And what better way to show your imagination and flair than adding a little creative oomph to your business cards? Look at using unusual materials like perspex, fabric or metal. Introduce a clever concept that explains your services in a slightly off the wall way, or shun the 2×3.52 format alltogether and go for something truly original – like these Lego men and women. If you’ve ever fancied having your own action figure here’s the next best thing. Each one has been styled to look like the person they represent, with printed names and contact details on their t-shirts; super-cute and impossible to forget.

Captivating creativity

Avoid The Embarrassment

One very good reason you should always carry some form of business card is that no-one likes being caught unawares. Picture the scene; you’re at a meeting with a prospective client; they appear interested in your skillset and portfolio; there’s a lot of money riding on the project; they ask for your business card; you stare back blankly. Not nice, eh? Failing to have a business card in itself renders your business less credible, regardless of whether you work from an office or from home. Stuttering your way through the reasons you don’t have a business card can make you look downright unprofessional.

No Excuses

Sure, you’re a web designer by trade, but surely when it comes to whipping up a hot business card your skills are more than up for the challenge? Keep your design classic and clean if you’re not 100% confident and find yourself a printer who knows what’s they are doing. What’s more, in such a competitive market as business card production you can be sure of finding some real bargain deals out there. Shop around for the best price and order as many as you can afford to keep the price per unit as low as possible. And if saying this is the equivalent of teaching granny to suck eggs, then you know there really is no excuse for someone in your field to be without a show-stopping calling card.

No excuses

The Element Of Trust

You may be the most talented web designer out there with an all-singing all-dancing portfolio to your name. So why would you let down your back catalogue by failing to top it off with the simplest of self-promotional items? Potential clients can be a little skeptical when meeting a random individual who is offering to freelance for them – even if you’re meeting up through a business referral. So give yourself every opportunity to enhance your portfolio and strengthen your reputation as a contact they can trust.

The element of trust

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  • Razibul Hassan

    A creative design of your business card tells lot about you. There is not alternative to have a outstanding business card if you are related with designing. This is the first impression you can create to a prospective client.Reflect your talent on your business card. The article clearly describes some of the crucial reasons for carrying appealing business card.

  • Joseph

    I have been embarrassed once and nowadays I never leaves home without around 5 cards.

  • I always used to forget to carry business cards , I guess I lost a lot of word because of that. Business cards are something very inexpensive that can make you a lot of money.

  • Mato W. philip

    i think sometimes it depends on the type of people, and the countries they are in. business cards here in uganda don’t seem that useful, you give it to some, who will lose it even before they get home. few people take it serious for contacts, on the other hand however, when one finds you with a business card, he gets convinced that you are a serious business person, so this is only when a business card becomes important.

    • @Mato you can see that its still important to secure a card for yourself, someone will respect you and take yo serious because you it.

    • Jai

      It’s actually a big help to build reputation and to make people remember you. And Joseph is right about what he said.

  • Manuel Garcia

    I agree with the 1st tip. Communication is always an important thing. “Be Proactive”

  • Bev

    I agree with Joseph, you need to be prepared no matter where you are going, always have a few cards at the ready. And presentation means a lot, rehearse what you are going to say so that it is not an awkward exchange.

    • Jai

      I agree too. I always have some of my cards in my wallet just in case.

  • Salaxzar

    Hey that is a good post & a good set of coversations too. Keep sharing.

  • Prabha

    These 5 tips are very useful for web designers which will make them to build better business cards.

  • Kamal

    Business Cards are very important to nowadays.This tips are very very useful.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    So nice business card tips here i really found this information very much useful.

  • These tip are very helpful. I’m glad that I visited Slodive before making a business card.

  • Prabha

    These business tips are really great and useful.

  • Prabha

    These tips are very important and useful for web designers.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Helpful tips listed here. These tips will help newbies to design cards.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    These business card tip are really very unique one and necessary for web designer.