So I went ahead and ordered 250 cards from VistaPrint.
The problem was, at the time, I didn't have a website. Or even my own blog. So I put my ShoutLife address on the card (talk about professional). Over the past two years, I've given away about 20 of those cards - and that includes those I handed out at the conference. The other 230 have since seen the inside of a shredder. Good thing they were free (yes, VistaPrint really does offer free printing - you just pay the shipping cost).
So...now that I DO have a website AND this blog, and have actually begun making money at this writing thing, plus will be attending the FaithWriters conference again this coming August and possibly even the ACFW conference in September, I decided it's time to look cool and professional again by getting some REAL business cards.
I posted a question to the ACFW loop about what to include on my cards and I received a few helpful responses. So, this morning, I spent about an hour agonizing over the design and I finally decided to go with the same one I had last time. Girly and colorful, yet gives a clear picture of what I do.
So, I'd love your opinion (see below). Or, better yet, I'd love to see YOUR business card. And I'd love to know why you chose your design. And what information did you include? What is the purpose or focus of your card and to whom do you typically hand them out? Oh...and are they matte or glossy? I almost went with the 100 lb. matte to be even more professional, but then I decided to save that option for when I get my first novel published. Then I'll be beyond cool.
For now, I'll just take cool.
So, without further delay...
Here's my card...