I got my business cards in! They look and feel great!
A TON of my friends have been asking me, “Elias, why would you need business cards?” Its pretty simple, WHY NOT? Business cards are cheap and effective and will make you stand out in a crowd. Imagine meeting a dentist at some conference, after a long and insightful conversation, you exchange business cards. Then Tom (a random pre-dental student I just made up) meets the same dentist and also has an insightful conversation, and as a result the dentist also gives Tom his business card, but Tom doesn’t have one to give back. Who do you think the dentist will be more impressed with and, as a result, remembered better? This scenario applies to many situation. It could even help during interviews for dental school!
Now you are probably asking, “Elias, where do I get my own business cards?” I bought mine from www.overnightprints.com for a ridiculously good price. There are many places to get them online, but I found a secret technique to getting great cards for cheap. I read a tip on the internet that recommended searching for the term “business cards” in google and to shop for prices using the ads displayed above the results. They have deals that they do not dare to advertise on the companies’ websites. You can refresh a few times and you might find a better deal from the same company, its all luck! For example, the 500 card deal for $8.45 from Overnight Prints (shown below) is on sale for $28.65 on their website. That is 70% OFF SALE PRICE. For once, google ads have been useful to me!
Here is an example search I just did:
Just make sure the business cards you order don’t have the printing company name on it (I’ve heard vistaprint is notorious for doing this, but I have not confirmed it myself). I know for sure Overnight Prints does not do that. Have fun making business cards!
Have a great weekend!
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