Conferences and networking events are ramping back up after the pandemic hiatus. Whether or not it’s actually safe for these events to occur is another matter. The wheel of capitalism grinds on! Personally, I haven’t updated my biz cards in ages, but I recently learned how to create free digital business cards and it’s time for a refresh.
Back in August and October, I spoke at some events organized by my public library. Even though I was contracted early, for whatever reason, the events seemed to sneak up on me. That meant that I forgot to get some business cards made.
It also meant that knowing how to create free digital business cards saved my bacon.
Why Digital Business Cards
There are many reasons to go digital. For one, if you’re like me and forget about business cards until it’s too late to order any, digital business cards are a great way to go.
But there are other great reasons for them. Digital business cards are environmentally friendly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attended a conference, come home with a pile of business cards, and just thrown them away. Sure, I get the information I need from them and send emails about how great it was to connect with so-and-so. But after that? I don’t need them.
That’s why digital business cards are great. You get the info straight to your phone, follow the necessary folks on social media, and then you’re done.
They’re quick, easy to update, and it keeps all your information in one place. In fact, you could put a link to your business card in your bio link on social media. That way, anyone who wants to know more about you could get that information.
Plus, a digital business card gives you more room to add information. You aren’t stuck with only four or five small lines for your email, website, and one or two social platforms.
Oh, and it’s way cheaper. You don’t have to pay for printing costs or design fees. In fact, if you already pay for a website, you can design digital business cards immediately.