Would you attend a live networking event without bringing along business cards? Probably not—then, why are we doing that so much online?
How often do you find yourself logged onto a social networking event? And how often do you “pass” around your card—your information, your testimonials, your credentials?
We network so that people will know us, right? Proven fact: People do business with people they know, like, and trust. At conventional networking gatherings we arrive early and stay late so that we can build relationships.
In that same manner, we need to really connect with others through social networking. A great tool to get (and stay) connected electronically is digital business cards. For entrepreneurs who do business virtually, a digital business card is critical for directing traffic to the website and helping to build relationships.
Check out the tools below for ways to create an online business card, as well as learn how to create a text business card. Great stuff.
Learn more about our digitally connected world with this article in the Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a simple argument to kill your business card and go virtual; along with free online services to create your own virtual cards. (This is not an endorsement, just regurgitated but useful content.)
Much like a carpenter, an entrepreneur needs a toolbox. A real workhorse, filled to the brim with the essential tools to do a quality job. An easy to tote, practical, and always-on-hand toolbox.
Consider this yours. Each week, we will offer practical tips and tools to help grow your business.
What do you think?
Have you used any of these tools? We would love your feedback. What worked, and what didn’t? Would you recommend them?
Jo Ann Fore is a certified Life Coach and freelance writer. Visit her at www.JoAnnFore.com.