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I like the simplicity of your card, Lisa.ook very nice. Did you use the back of it?
.....and drats - I forgot 'bout the website ....it's colors are black on top with a pale white design in it....and then mostly just a pale blue color, and pink within quite a few of the pics.
Lisa said:Samantha i'm not particularly fond of any of those designs to tell you the truth. none of them actually make me "feel" massage. and if you like BLUE then your card should be blue. it should be a reflection of you.
if you'd like, i can take a look at the various designs and see if I can help you out in narrowing down some other choices. just let me know.
and in answer to your question...YES it is very important that you stay consistent with your marketing "look". you are building a brand...even if that brand is you.
give me a couple of days and let me see what I can come up with...that is if you have the time.
i also agree with Erica....you can put "serving the .... area" or something in that regard. i would make sure your phone number is prominent and you might want to look into vista's web services. i believe then can easily take your business card design and format it for a web site fairly inexpensively.
by the way...i changed up mine a bit since the photos from the original "look" didn't work as well once printed on paper:
It's OK to be cheep, if I wasn't married to a designer I wouldn't have been able to afford one;) That said, people get very particular about their cards, they attach their personality and everything else to them. In the old days, your card was your Identity. Now, your website is. If you are going to spend money on Branding and Identity- do it on your website. Have a simple card, put the important info on it- name/contact/credential. Your website should be listed. Make sure it is of a paper that you can write on!!!!!! When you meet someone and give them your card- write something personal " call me to set up your appointment to help you with that shoulder" or something about your conversation. If you personalize the card to the introduction then they won't forget who you were. Cards should be put into a person's hand, not left places for people to pick up. (except for professional referral friend who will put it into your prospective clients hand for you) Almost nobody picks up a card from a bulletin board and books an appointment so that's a waste of cards and money.
Now if you can afford a designer do make sure your design is promoted through out all your media and collateral.
Samantha J. Bennett said:lol Yep- Erica, you're exactly right! I am cheap- will just be starting out again in a new city and outta a job for awhile, monies tight at the moment, so trying to cut costs as much as I can on the things that I can end up cutting costs on and getting decent quality.
Ok All - Better or Worse? I'm liking it-
although I feel like I have things out of order with how they should be printed on the card....any ideas?
Also am I missing any important info that should be on there and isn't?
Any ideas for coloring for the text to be better?
My in-progress website has the lighter of the two blues in it, so was trying to work off that as much as possible. Also is the card to simple compared to the more elegant looking website?
Well I read the article and sent an email to ya for the virual view of it, so you got me interested. I also liked someone's idea though of using the back of the card by writing a personal msg. to them after a conversation....guess it just depends where you are and who you're trying to potentially get. I could see it working, although personally I don't know many people that would ness.ly enter your info. into their phone right away with one conversation- many congrats for doing that!
Kris Kelley said:~
I've taken a much different approach and have written about it here:
Massage Business Cards