Cheap Blog Advertising

Blogged under Crafty Biz by Tammy on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 6:28 pm
Crafty Princess Business Card

Crafty Princess Business Card

One of the cheapest forms of advertising has long been the simple business card, and I think that’s still true. Though you can head to your nearest office supply store and pick some up, there are also a lot of companies that offer printing services on-line. A few years ago, I used Vista, and found their service was okay. I think I got some kind of deal where you could get free cards but pay for shipping, so okay, not exactly free. I almost tried them again, but honestly, over at the Etsy forums I read some horror stories about that company that I decided to try someone else, who I also learned about from those same forums,, and I got my cards today.

Pictured is from the on-line tool you use to design your card. It allows you to upload your own images, pick fonts, size everything, select colors, all you want to do to create your card. You can also have a double sided card as well, but I opted for a calendar on the other side. I didn’t want mine to be too busy. For 250 cards including shipping, it cost me about $20. The shipping charges were almost as much as the actual cards, so keep that in mind when you are shopping around for on-line print options. I almost didn’t purchase these because of that, but considering the cost of gas these days and my time, I felt it was worth it for me.

I tried scanning in a card to show, but the DPI just wasn’t high enough to show what the cards actually looked like. Generally, they are very close to what I saw in the tool. Overall, I am happy with my purchase. I found the tool pretty easy to use, and I really like the fact that I could use my own image, so my card is very personalized. Now it’s time to pass these puppies out!

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by Ken — August 27, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

    Hi, Tammy! Your card is so cute! This is very helpful info. I have used VISTAPrint and they are o.k., you get what you pay for. I just don’t care for all the emails they send you afterwards. It’s almost daily, with rip-roaring headlines…LAST CHANCE! FINAL DAYS!!! ONLY FOR YOU!!! etc. etc. Like, what the heck…how can this be such a fantastic deal when you do this every week? LOL! It is true about business cards…and I try to always load up my wallet with them. You never know WHO you will bump into and connections are so important. We only have 1 chance to make a great first impression.

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