The Perks of Being an AND CO Member: MOO3 min read
Most business cards are boring. They’re a little rectangle, printed on flimsy paper, with bare bones information on it, and they all look alike. They can sometimes get the job done, sure, but they don’t stand out—and as a freelancer, you need to stand out. There’s plenty of people who would love to land that same client you’re looking to land. You want their business cards to end up in the trash, and yours to end up in a prospective client’s pocket.
MOO is one way to stand out. Their business cards can be designed right through their website, or you can upload your own design—but, most importantly, they give you a ton of options so that you end up with a card that is worth taking an extra look at. You can choose a card with rounded edges, one that includes awesome, crystal-clear imagery, or one that is extra thick and features striking colors.
The pricing options for MOO cards vary greatly depending on size, quality, and design, and they are slightly more expensive than the cheap business cards you can get elsewhere—but not prohibitively so. Depending on what type of sale price they are offering, you can get 50 cards for around $20, or 400 cards for anywhere from $85 to $250 depending on quality. Forking over a few hundred bucks for business cards might seem like a lot, but if that entire stack of 400 cards lands you one solid client—the type of client you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars from every month—then it’s well worth it.
Many freelancers go into business because they are great writers, or web designers, or developers—but they aren’t necessarily the best business people. Some people have a knack for landing clients, for making connections, for selling themselves—others do not. According to author and professor Dr. Arthur Dobrin, “first impressions matter but substance has the final word.” The fact is, a freelancer will never have the chance to show her skills off and wow her clients if they never call or email her with a job they need done in the first place. Making a great first impression, whether it’s with wardrobe, or, yes, with business cards, might lead to some extra work in your inbox—work that will allow you to develop more valuable relationships with clients, and to build your portfolio.
MOO offers more than just business cards, too—if you’re hosting an event and need stand-out fliers or invitations, or, after the event, if you want to send some memorable thank you cards, MOO has plenty of options for you.
With each passing year, we live in a world that is more and more inundated with images, with information—your job as a freelancer has to be to find a way to cut through all the noise and be heard. That way you are top-of-mind when someone needs your services—or, when they’re thumbing through a stack of cards, yours jumps out at them, and maybe they appreciate that you worked just a bit harder than your competition to stand out.
AND CO members receive a discount when ordering from MOO, just click here to receive a discount code.