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Old 11-13-2006, 07:29 PM
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I agree with the magnets. That's what i use, and people love them. There heavier than paper so it's harder to lose and when people stick them on their fridge and then down the line when they do need something done, there you are.

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:41 PM
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i always have about 5 in my wallet and if someone asks for one i usually hand them 2 or 3 and say give one to a friend or relative or somebody. thanks for being interested.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:08 PM
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Here's a little tip ... Sure you want a nice looking card, with all the right info on it and all ... but just remember that what the person will remember most about that card is how you presented yourself when you gave it to them.

We sell image ... and the image you created in that first meeting with a prospective customer is very, very important.

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:44 AM
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I always carry cards, in my truck, in my wallet, have them at my house, my parents have them, and so do a bunch of my friends.

They cost nothing, and I pass them out, as was said, to pretty much anyone who will take them.

I do like the idea of magnetic ones. How much are you guys paying for those?
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:22 PM
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Cards are cheap ... pass them out!

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Old 11-18-2006, 08:33 PM
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cards are kind of a necessary evil.....ya need to always have cards on hand, leave a stack in your vehicle, your wallet, your pocket, your house, your friends wallets....everywhere so you are always within reach of one.

1 person calling from that card will pay for that batch plus the next 2-3 most likely......


I also think that when someone does approach you and asks for one that you should take some time right then and there and talk to them about whatever it is they are wanting your card for....Be it, an estimate on something, or they are just tossing ideas around for something they want done, and then get them thinking about it right then and there and get as much info as you can. Ask them if they have a card as well and tell them you will give them a call in a couple of days or whenever to set up a time to come and take a look.

By doing that you are committing them right there on the spot and putting it in their heads that you are going to see them again, dont be shy to get out there and make yourself some money....

Business cards keep humans from having to smell each others asses like dogs do.....They're just something to let the other person get a sense of you and make a first connection.
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:46 PM
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I've learned through wasted money that business cards on magnets are ineffective. The purpose of a business card is too be as inexpensive as possible and handed out to everyone. Gotprint.com has wonderful cards for $69 for 5000. We love them and save alot of money using them. If you want to use magnet then have magnets printed. They might actually make it to one of your client fridges.
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:53 PM
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I know at Home Depot and other stores they sell magnets that have a sticky side so you can stick your card tothem...I have not tried it because mine are double sided...has anyone tried this...I believe they sell for $10 for 50...I"m not sure, but that is definitely a cheap experiment for you guys wondering how it will work out...
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:24 PM
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I would For sure say
Full color... it is good to list what you do. but you have to have a button.
people don't care what your name is. if people are thinking about landscape they need a picture of it. its the same thing with any company.
and giving 50 out with out geting any leads I would think to keep doing what your doing 50 is not that many. and some one already said it give them out
as much as you can . all the time I will be talking to some one not even work related and I will be like by the way my name is --- and give them a card.
when I pump gas every monday I give a card to the same person in side everyweek she knows me and remembers me now and she gave my card to her friend
give out more cards....
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:28 AM
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Business cards are a very inexpensive way to get your name before others. I am appalled at the times when I have asked somebody for a card, thinking I would hire them for some job, and they don't have any on them, don't have any at the truck, ran out of cards last year, etc. To me, that tells me something about their business practices, and I will not hire them.
I don't have business cards and haven't used them in years and years. I have no need for them since I am already busy. That's what I tell people who approach me on the street.
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