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How to Design Your Own Business Cards

Updated on March 7, 2008
Choose the Style that Fits You
Choose the Style that Fits You

After you design your business cards, you can either print them out yourself or have them professionally printed. There are plenty of templates you can find online to design your business card, or even use programs like Microsoft Word and Publisher. If you are sending the design out to a professional printer, you can create the card in any program you are comfortable with.

Business Card Basics

Your cards represent you professionally, so you should make sure they are clear and easy to read. Your card should definitely include your:

  • Name
  • Address (mailing or physical)
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Business Name
  • Business Logo
  • Job Title

You can also include your:

  • Fax Number
  • Business Hours
  • Business Motto

Design Your Own Business Card Software
Design Your Own Business Card Software

Design Options

There are a lot of options you can choose from when deciding on the design for your business cards. You can choose to use different colors or even transparent cards. You can have information on both sides of the card, or just one side.

You need to decide what is most important to have on your card: the bare minimum of information, perhaps with some artwork. Or, maybe you want your card to be content rich. No matter what you decide, you need to make sure the information is both legible and clear. Too much information on a card can make it hard to read, but not enough can leave people unsure of how to contact you.

Another idea is to create magnet business cards. These are pretty handy, especially if you provide the kind of service that people might like to have the number of on their refrigerator. If you choose to have this kind of specialized business card, you also need to have regular cards on hand.

Unprofessional Business Cards

I’ve seen a lot of wild business cards, and I have to admit that they are very unprofessional. Too many pictures and too many contrasting colors truly make a business card difficult to decipher.

If you want to have this sort of content on a card, it should be on your personal card—not one that represent your company. The only time this kind of card is acceptable for business purposes is if your company is funky and eclectic (and known for that). Even still, you will want to make sure that the card is easy to read.


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      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Good information. Have had the same problems with certain programs as Bonnie and it is a pain. But then again it is the same when you send somone something in for instance word 2007 and they only have word 2003. they cannot read it because a later program can read an earlier one but an early one cannot read a recent one. Good hub

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      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Stacie. I had to learn the hard way :( But I do love my Greeting Card Factory by Art Explosion, if anyone is looking for some good software. I think the newer version have this option. I have had mine for about 6 years. I have GOT to upgrade! LOL

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      Bonnie, that is a great tip!

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      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States

      Great advice, Stacie!

      I have made some of my own business cards before and I wanted to add that if you buy business card software to make your own, you should make sure that once they are created, the softwre allows you to save the files in a jpeg file in case you want to email it to your printer. I have a greeting card software that includes business card templates and I dearly love it. However, the files are saved in their own program and if I email them to someone who does not have that particular software, there is no way for them to open the file. That part is a bit frustrating but the software is great other than that. It is a lot of fun to design your own business cards!



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