It happens to the best of us. We design and order hundreds of business cards only to be stuck with a near-full box at the end of the year. Don’t waste money on business cards! Here are a few ways to avoid wasting money if you’re planning to buy cards.

Don’t Waste Money On Business Cards

Make Them Original

It’s better to have 50 knock-out, custom designed cards that cost more money, than 500 generics that you picked up at a discount printing website. You’ll love them more, and be motivated to share them more. And because the price tag was higher, there will be yet another incentive for you to be proactive about handing them out. Original designs help market your business better because they reflect you. If you have a logo, use it and avoid clip art. A generic card doesn’t attract much attention, doesn’t look as professional, and is likely to end up in the trash. Thicker paper feels nicer and will last longer in someone’s wallet….

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