The first step in learning how to make business cards at home is arguably the most fun—coming up with how you want your card to look! Even if you’re not a creativity maven, you can use these tips to guide the process.
Decide on a Logo
Whether you have a small business or you’re a solo entrepreneur, you likely have some kind of symbol or logo associated with your business dealings. Presenting this image on the card is a great way to create a brand identity.
Ideally, your logo shouldn’t be overly complicated. Something simple and memorable will be more effective than a colorful and intense graphic—and it will be easier for your home printer to render properly.
Choose the Information You Want To Include
Your logo is an important part of your card, but what other information should you include? Here is a list of must-haves you’ll want to include, no matter your business or industry:
Name: Use your full name, and avoid quirky nicknames that don’t come off as professional.
Company name: People need to know where you work! Include the full name of the company.
Job title: Likewise, people need to know what it is you do.
Contact info: This may include your phone number, email, address, social media accounts and website, depending on how you prefer people to reach out.
Once you have all of these necessities, there are a few …