Making sure I had a small stock of them handy inside my wallet became a ritual I had to complete before conducting an interview or attending a corporate event. Needless to say, now that I am temporarily out of corporate life (for the time being anyway), I no longer have the pleasure of carrying my own set of business cards.
When I first started The Average Jane blog, I never had an inkling that I would be needing them for this too.
|The Average Jane blog calling cards|
Having been used to carrying these types of cards around for professional reasons, I've always associated them with business and work. But attending a few events have led me to discover how helpful these blog calling cards are when networking and even for making a few more online friends, so I decided I should have a few printed. Just a simple design and a few details included at the back.
I initially planned to have them done professionally but then realized that I didn't want to make such a big deal out of them. This blog started as an outlet for release and creativity. And so, in line with this thinking, I decided to make them myself.
Making the cards were easy and didn't cost me much to make.
1. First off, I browsed the web for a few blog calling card ideas (love the net for the wonders it holds!)
After preparing a short visual board, I then proceeded to prepare the card layouts using Windows Word application (yes, I do not know how to use Photoshop. Hehehe!)
2. I had them printed out at the neighborhood computer rental shop (Php6 per page) on some cardboard paper I bought at National Bookstore (cost me around Php47 for 10 pieces.)
I could fit in 10 blog calling cards in a single board paper. So I used all 10 pieces to make 100 cards. Cutting is done by hand.
Tip: A nifty trick I learned while doing this is to print your outlines in a very light gray color. Once cut, these lines appear almost invisible.
All in all I spent around Php107 for all 100 blog calling cards.
Really handy, these blog calling cards. J