Someone asked me only a few weeks back what my blog aims were for this year, short of trying to be more organised (something in which I fail at in many aspects) I couldn’t think of much. This week though I would say I would like to take it to the next level, what that level is and what happens there I don’t know – but my recent move to wordpress has me full of renewed vigour when it comes to getting my blog out there and noticed.
With lots of blogger meets and seminars planned across the year which hopefully I will get to go to one or two of, business cards seemed like an easy way to help people remember who you are, how they can get in touch and of course that all-important link to your blog – the trouble is as with most things I had no idea where to start with creating or printing such a product.
But luckily Best British Bloggers came to rescue with the chance to make, review and giveaway some business cards.
We were set the task of making a card up that would then be sent off to be printed by Instantprint another of my new ‘take my blog to another level’ resolutions includes getting more acquainted with picture software but at the point I was set the task I had no idea how any worked so I decided to go with ‘simple’ design and smiled nicely at my Dad to borrow his computer which has photoshop on it.
Over the next half hour the above design was born a simple merging of my blog banner with some information I thought others might like to know, and my one technological step of including a QR code which actually does work (I admit it was the first thing I did when they arrived was to scan it to check).
As a novice to using the software I still found it simple and easy to put together, I could have gone for a double sided design but I really wanted to keep the look understated while containing any information that I thought might be needed.
I hope I’ve managed to do that while adding an eye catching design.
Once I had popped off my design the cards arrived in just 9 days (and that was over the Christmas / New Year period), the cards are beautiful I went for a gloss finish though matt is also available, the card used was thick making for a sturdy card. I can’t actually think of a bad point about the whole process or the outcome.
For the 1000 cards I received (single sided on gloss lamination) the cost would have been £22 which when compared to other cards and the prices charged by their printers I think is exceptional value.
But 4 of you don’t have to just take my word for it – you can find out yourself free of charge as instantprint are giving away 4 sets of 1000 business cards made to your design on my blog!
To be in with a chance to win all I want to know is what would you advertise on your cards?
As normal once you have completed the one mandatory entry a round of optional extras will open, you do not have to complete any of these, they are just if you would like some extra chances.
Please remember to check the full TandC at the bottom of the rafflecopter application, this giveaway is open to the UK only, any entries left that do not answer the given question or have obviously not taken the time to follow the rules will be disqualified. After the one compulsory entry of answering the given question you will open a round of optional extras you do not have to enter any of these, all entrants’ names and emails maybe used by the sponsoring company to send offers and newsletters.
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*I received a set of business cards for reviewing purposes this however doesn’t effect my view which is as always 100