I’ve launched this blog 5 months ago and I did not expect the response and feedback I’ve gotten so far. Thank you to everyone who has checked out my blog, liked and commented on my posts. You are awesome!
I still have a long way to go but so far, so good. When I finally ditched .wordpress.com and had a proper domain name (thanks Ted!), I ticked one thing on my long blog to-do list and it made me feel like I had a proper blog.
I also thought it was a good idea to get some business cards. See below how I did it and what I used.
I got mine printed from Photobook Worldwide. There are quite a few printing companies out there that you can use. I chose this because I actually got a Groupon deal. I didn’t even think of which company was doing it because it was an impulse buy. I saw the $5 deal for 100 business cards and I jumped on it.
I recommend looking at Grabone, Groupon or other deal websites if you’re just starting out and don’t want to spend a lot of money.
This worked out well for me because Photobook Worldwide was pretty good and it was delivered just over a week after I ordered it. Besides the $5 voucher, the only additional I had to pay for was the $7.95NZ shipping.
As to making the business cards, it is up to you how and where you want to make the card. Photobook Worldwide has a few templates you can use but I decided to make it myself.
You can choose from the variety of templates or you can customise your own. I love how it’s set up for social media already with the correct dimensions. No more resizing to fit on your cover photo, Instagram or twitter header.
This is to give you an idea of how I made mine. There are templates that you can use too but I didn’t. There are different images, text and background so you’re spoilt for choice. I used my own blog logo in the first page of the card and my blog’s Facebook page profile photo which I also made in Canva. I made my blog logo quickly in photoshop after I decided to create a wordpress blog by the way. It was a rushed job but I like it.
The business card was easy to make and I did it in under an hour while watching Youtube videos on the side. When you’re done on Canva, just download it as image or pdf. I then uploaded the image to Photobook Worlwide creator (pictured above) and made my order.
Since I was going for a plain white background and minimalist design like my blog, it didn’t take me that long. It depends on what you want to achieve but I recommend trying Canva out. If I knew that website when I was at Uni, it would have made a few design assignments easier and better!
As I mentioned in Monday’s Boohoo Haul, I am going to NZFW for the first time ever! I am excited but really nervous so I hope it all goes well.
Again, thank you to everyone that has read my blog so far. Please keep coming back and leave me any comments. I’d like to hear any feedback or just say hello.