5 REASONS WHY BUSINESS CARDS ARE STILL ESSENTIAL

5 REASONS WHY BUSINESS CARDS ARE STILL ESSENTIAL

Like many, you may have wondered if business cards are still important? Is it worth the time and effort to get them designed and printed? Do people just throw them out anyway? Can’t you just shoot through an email or put your phone number straight in their phone?

You can do all of these things. But to succeed in your business, it’s worth the time and effort to get good business cards made. Here are 5 reasons why:

 

1. YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH ALL WALKS OF LIFE

Old school clients appreciate business cards more than anyone – and often these guys are the big dogs leading large scale projects. Business cards instantly show legitimacy, they build trust and show that you take your business and your work seriously.

 

2. THEY MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION

Business cards are often the first tangible impression of your business. A Statistic Brain study showed that 72% of people judge a company on the quality of their business cards. This means that all you need to do is get good cards made and you’ll be leaving an awesome first impression. Simple.

 

3. THEY ARE STILL THE FASTEST AND EASIEST WAY TO DELIVER YOUR CONTACT INFO

No social media? No pen on hand? Bad reception? Why create any friction in handing over your contact details to a new potential client. Business cards are still by far the quickest, most reliable method.

 

4. GOOD CARDS ARE SHARED

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to see your business grow. Make it easy for people, give them something tangible to share around. Keep yourself front of mind for that mate’s cousin’s next big project.

 

5. THEY ACT AS THE PERFECT ‘LEAVE BEHIND’

People are busssyyyy and have unreliable memories. If you don’t have anything to leave behind after a new client meeting, they could very realistically forget all about you. Don’t let them. Leave behind your well-made card and keep the big jobs rolling in.