Cheap Ways to Market Your Site, Part 10

A lot of people feel that today’s tip has gone the way of the dinosaurs, but I’m not buying it.

Get yourself some business cards and hand them out to everyone you meet.

You don’t have to hire a graphics designer or even pay someone else a lot of money to print up the cards for you. Just something nice and simple that you can print out on your own printer should be more than adequate.

For example, a couple of weekends ago I bought business card paper from Office Depot, downloaded some card templates from Microsoft and ultimately spent $15 and a little under an hour creating 300 business cards.

Now when I go out, I carry a couple of cards in my coat pocket and hand them out to people when I talk about The New Business Blog or In My Memories.

Granted, even if you hand out a lot of cards, the effort probably isn’t going to lead to a huge increase in the number of hits to your site or business, but I guarantee you it will bring in some new traffic.


  1. Anonymous says

    I do not agree that business cards have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Business cards are tangible and are great in a rolodex. Quality DOES count on business cards. It needs to feel good in your hand (paper quality and raised print) and look good too!!! Also, people tend to hold on to business cards for future business contacts and references! Maybe this belief is for “older” people but then again – they are your market too!!! Just my two cents!!!