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Even if you are a blogger it pays to have some physical marketing materials to help establish and increase awareness about your site and venture. Choosing an online printing company to order business cards or promotional and marketing material can save you money traditionally when compared to a local in store purchase.
One thing I look for when I need business card printing services is the ability to upload and customize my template and design, I also look for business card size and non-traditional options. PrintingHQ.com for example has various sizes including small “sliver” cards which are easier to fit in a pocket and can grab attention as they stand out from traditional business cards.
If you are running a niche market that is targeted for local residents then custom postcards can be effective at delivering door to door or leaving in local shops and merchants who can also help raise awareness for your business. All it takes is a little negotiation and many local business are more than willing to help keep a few business cards or postcards/fliers in their front display area in exchange for you writing about or giving them some attention on your website or social media accounts. These type of mutual exchanges benefit both businesses and don’t require either business to “pay” each other with money, but they do so by building a trust relationship.
PrintingHQ makes it easy to find, customize and order the type of marketing materials you need for your business. They provide you with ideas, templates and let you upload your own designs for everything from business cards to magnets (car magnets are really cool by the way). They will also work with you over the phone to help meet your business needs and if you don’t find something you want on the website, you can call them and find out what they can do for your printing needs.
This type of effective marketing is essential when you run business whether it is a blog or a brick and mortar business and you need to have marketing tools both online and offline to help raise public awareness about your product or brand.