When you’re trying to advance your career, it’s important to have contact information on you at any given moment, so that you can connect with potential employers. Whether it’s your last day at an internship or you bump into someone in the street, having a business card can be a convenient way to fortify a relationship with a potential employer.
But if you’re struggling financially as a college student or post-grad, you may not have a lot of money to spend on business cards when you have bigger financial worries (rent, loans, etc.). Some business cards can run you a lot of money.
Luckily, there are some websites out there that make getting business cards a little more financially feasible for the broke college student.
Here are 4 websites that have free business cards:
1. Vistaprint cards – www.vistaprint.com.
You’ve heard the ads on your Pandora radio—now take them up on the offer. You get 250 free business cards, and all you have to pay for is shipping and processing. Not a bad deal.
2. Moo cards – us.moo.com.
You only get 10 trial cards with this deal, but shipping is free. If you decide to spend more money on Moo cards later, you have a little more flexibility with designing your cards. Overall, this is a good deal if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for and want to test the waters.
Here’s an example business card created for the wrestling enthusiast.
3. Magic Prints – www.magicprints.com.
Magic Prints is another website where you can get free business cards from many different templates, some of which are tailored to particular businesses and professions (teachers, construction, etc.).
4. DCP Print – www.dcp-print.com
With DCP Print, you can experiment a little bit, going outside of the box of just business cards, getting free business stickers and business card magnets.
While there are thousands of different creative ways to create a business card, all you really need are the basics: your name and contact information. The idea behind the business card is that more than likely you have already met this person in person—the card is simply a reminder of how to contact them.