Monday, May 31, 2010

Business Cards for Writers

Hope you had a wonderful, long, relaxing weekend!

I certainly did. While I had originally intended to finish up some writing projects over the long weekend, I ended up just enjoying the time with my family. Taking the weekend off actually proved beneficial in more ways than one: I was able to have some real quality time with hubby and the kids AND came up with numerous ideas for query letters and fillers. Not to mention the fact that I caught up on some much-needed sleep and now feel ten times more refreshed.

Writing projects have been pretty steady for me lately, which is great. The only downside of it is that I am never able to get everything on my "To Do" list done because new projects pop up before I finish the old ones - but I guess that's really nothing to complain about. In fact, I am really grateful to have reached this point in my writing career.

Which brings me to my question: do you think it's important/necessary for writers to have business cards?

I have been in several situations recently where it would have been quite beneficial to have had some business cards for my freelance writing business on hand, but instead had to scribble out my website address on a piece of paper because I had put off designing and purchasing some cards for myself. After giving this some thought, I figured that it would be much more professional to have a business card on hand next time someone asked for information regarding my writing services. So I finally took the plunge and ordered my business cards tonight. And if I do say so myself, they look pretty darn good! I will try to post a pic when they arrive so that you can see firsthand.

But I guess that I just got side-tracked from my question. So, I will ask again: do you have business cards for your freelance writing business? If so, have they proved helpful in marketing your business?

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