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Business Cards


#1
Hi All,

Yesterday I won a competition which involved me winning 500 business cards. In the past I have wanted to win this, but right now I don't know the need for them.

I have just recently got a new job, which I start on Monday, which is alot more hours, so its is very unlikely I will be freelancing at all, so I am unsure what to do with these cards now.

I would like to see the process business cards take, from designing to printing and so on, but not sure what to put on them, any ideas? or should I give them away?

What do you all think?
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#2
Make an arrangement with someone who needs them to pay you the cost of 400 business cards, so when you need some you have the funds for it ?
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#5
Not really, you are selling them at a discount, and its just because of bad timing, is there a time frame on when you can collect?
 

tim

Senior Member
#6
not under these circumstances.

either way they're yours now. what you choose to do with them is totally up to you.
 

Xenonsoft

Active Member
#7
You should think of something you would find funny written on something laying around somewhere and print that.

Then drop them around public places :D
 
#8
Fred said:
You should think of something you would find funny written on something laying around somewhere and print that.

Then drop them around public places :D
haha good idea. Seen this done with moo cards a fair bit

Or you could offer them as part of a DF competition prize if you're completely stuck with that to do with them
 

Greg

Active Member
#9
Can't you get some printed with your details, so if you ever do leave the new job and would be in a position to do your own work you'll have some ready?
 

Tom Sound

Active Member
#10
Congratulations on winning the cards Craig. I would definitely get them for yourself. They don't have to be specific to the job you are doing. As long as the artwork/info is about you but doesn't date quickly they are relevant in all sorts of situations.

Ideal for networking, or just giving someone your email address/mobile number in both social and business situations, probably not ideal when out on the pull though. Well, depending where you are I suppose :D
 
#11
All interesting ideas, Even though I am unsure what to use them for, I still want to see how to make business cards, which can then be added to my portfolio.

But my freelancing website is: CF Designz and I was thinking (before I won the business cards) about not renewing the domain name, as I was unsure about it anyway.

But I like the idea of a funny card, and also ones with contact details, but if I don't freelance, who would want my details anyway?
 

berry

Active Member
#12
Well done for winning.

500 busines cards is worth about £40
An prize in the next DF comp would be most welcome - no pressure there!
Congrats on you job as well