Bored With Business Cards by Laura K Curtis | Mar 13, 2013 | Stuff! | 5 comments I think I might need new business cards. My old ones are beginning to bore me. But now I have to decide how much info I want on my card, what I want it to say about me, etc. I’ve been playing with something like this. What do you think? Share this:EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestPocket 5 Comments Lisa on March 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm Hi Laura! I like the colors. Do they show up that well on the actual card?Hmmm, well, you didn’t answer your questions. lol If you want/need people to contact you, include the email. If not, put your site/blog address instead of your email. I would put “Author” (centered) underneath your name bumping down the 3 genres. OR in that blank space, put in “Author”. Have to play with it. I think the questions you posted on Twitter are valid. I might add a few more: Do I need business cards? If so, what do I need them for? When do I give them out and to whom do I give them to? (helps with figuring out the purpose of the contact info. and which contact info. to include.) I just created a new business card and played with it for days. Finally decided on a VERY simple design. Used the photo from my header on my new site, my name & city/state and my website’s url. That’s it. I realized I wanted people to read my notes before contacting me so they wouldn’t give me too much info. That fits my business. What fits yours? Laura K. Curtis on March 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm Well, this particular one would be mostly in use at conferences where people know I am an author. I have a “business” card that has all the information on it for contacting me at my day job. It’s an interesting question, though, because what would I give a “man on the street” if I met one? I think the email is vital, but I am still really conflicted about whether to put the website on, too. I think I should, and I think I need to redesign. 🙂 Lisa on March 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm Ahh, yes, no need for “Author” for conferences. That makes sense. Ask yourself why would you give the “man/woman on the street” your business card? What do they want/need from you or vice versa? Those answers should tell you what to include. OTOH, what harm is there in putting your website info. on the card? Why not? Lois on March 16, 2013 at 8:42 am Unless you have five different businesses with a website for each and your mercurial nature would make for even more unbearable indecision with each man on the street you meet! Laura K. Curtis on March 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm Eeek!