I did it folks! I made business cards! You would think, after having been my own promoter as an actor for so many years, that I would have done this at least once already. But, no…I could never bring myself to be one of those poeople that carried a composite photo of themselves on their person and handed it out as if it I were real business…perhaps I missed out on some opportunities there, but oh well. C’est la vie!
But now that I am my own boss, and with a service to provide, I thought why the hell not?! So here they are, ladies and gents, my very own form of self-promotion!
For my first attempt I didn’t want to spend a bundle, but simply get something tactile in hand for those chance meetings when a pen and paper just won’t do. I used the online printing service www.Overnightprints.com, and even though the first batch got lost in the mail, they printed me another, no questions asked. Very accomodating! I opted for curved edges, and double-sided color printing, which would normally be super expensive, but I saved money with a coupon I found at www.retailmenot.com. All and all, I am very satisfied with my first attempt. Perhaps next time I will go for a heavier, embossed paper, something luxurious. 🙂
And, as luck would have it, I found this sweet little card holder at Goodwill right after I placed my order! Amazing! Love love love.
I also got to give one out for the first time when, last night, I dropped off a gift for an old friend backstage at her Broadway show, The Performers. (http://www.theperformersonbroadway.com/) She took this shot for me and created the hashtag #makeityourselfmaven on Instagram! I’m a hashtag, people! Exciting!
Yes…that’s her and I in a regional production of Beauty and the Beast about 100 years ago…laugh away 🙂
I feel confident networking with people now that I have a legit business card to hand out. What do you think?
Enjoy your weekend, and if you’re in the NYC area go see The Performers on Broadway!