So it is time to order new business cards. You have read about how QR codes are a great marketing tool for your business. You have seen unique uses of QR codes all around the internet and around town. You have decided, it is time you put a QR code onto your business card. I am here to show you how you can easily do this yourself and not have to pay a fortune to have it done.
Why Should I Put a QR Code On My Business Card?
Why shouldn’t you? The QR code can contain all of your important contact details in one small image that is scan-able by most smart phones. When you hand someone your business card, they may keep it, or like most people they will stick it in their pocket and wash it in their next load of laundry. By adding a QR code, you will encourage this person to scan your QR code on your business card with their phone and instantly be able to add you and all your information to their contacts. After this, you could care less what they do with your business card since you know they have your information safely stored away.
Another great reason to place a QR code on your business card is for the perfect ice breaker. Often, when you hand someone your business card, they almost always look at it with you standing right in front of them. With a QR code, you may get asked the question, “what is this funny looking icon?” This is the perfect timing to explain to them exactly what it is, even whip out your phone and demonstrate it. That person will now walk away with your card in hand and remember who you were.
Many different business are using QR codes on their business cards. Check out these 21 examples of QR code business cards for design ideas and to see how other businesses are using QR codes on their business cards.
How You Can Easily Create a QR Code Business Card
So if you have found this article via a Google search, you most likely are already interested in creating a QR code business card. I am sure you have found printing companies that “specialize” in QR code business cards, for a “small” fee. I am here to tell you, there is no need to pay that fee, as it is quick, simple and painless to create your own.
Step 1: You will need to visit http://goqr.me/ and click on vCard.
Step 2: Enter all your information into the text boxes.
Step 3: Change the size to about 500px
Step 4: Click Download
Now you have the QR code saved to your computer hard drive. I would recommend that you do a quick test scan to make sure it is correct and works for your phone.
How to Create a QR Code That Includes Your Social Media
Many people and businesses look for a way to create a QR code that leads visitors to connect with their social media pages. The biggest problem with any QR code generator is the fact that they only allow you to link to one site. By using a free service such as QRMobilize, you can create one QR code that links to multiple social media accounts and other information. By placing one of these QR codes on your business card, you can easily connect with others on the go. The best feature is that you can login and update your information without changing your already printed QR code.
Read how to create a mobile friendly QR code landing page for more options on linking your QR codes to social media and other important information you wish to convey.
Final Step, Get It Printed
Now that you have saved your QR code, you can give it to your business card designer, upload it into your printing company’s self-service business card creator or if your making your card yourself, just drop it into your business card design. It is as simple as that.
For a little more fun, on http://goqr.me/ you can always click the “Advanced” button to have a little more fun with your QR code. You can change the colors and adjust the margins.
If you need any help, please comment below and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.