A few people have asked me in the past as to where I get my business cards printed, the answer is simple, moo.com. They allow you to upload multiple reverse side images, to which I generally include our URL, and then on the front, you can chose a static image and your text details. Below is a copy of the backgrounds I’ve used for my cards, all following the black dog idea.
Business Card Backgrounds
Using Business Cards
As the backgrounds are all different, you do get a few interesting looks handing out business cards. Some people think you are giving their colleague a different / special / secret card, compared with the one they are getting. To be honest I am not a big fan of handing out business cards (and these ones will probably last a year), but in certain circles it looks bad if someone gives you their card and you can’t offer one in return. At the very least the business cards are good for entering competitions in trade shows and at hotels For anyone settings themselves up in business and starting out, a few euros and an hour invested in some cards should help.
Right now they have an offer, which only runs until tonight, where you can get 200 cards for about €50, see here. Or to test is about €15 for 50. They have an email list too which regularly sends out offers.
One final moo tip : unless your company is a really focused on the environment, avoid the eco paper cards. The finish isn’t as polished on they as it is for the matt (no recycled card) business cards.
btw. I will be the first to admit that my cards aren’t as cool as these cards, being an ex-electronic engineer I find them really intriguing.
And five days after I’ve ordered they’ve popped up on my door.
The Moo Cards
A quick post to say thanks to my few clients who trusted me to get their website back in the index or to tweak their pages to get a few more visitors to their pages. Thanks to those who have collaborated on projects, have shared their code, and even offered their business advice. It was more than a pleasure emailing, talking on the phone, skype or on IM with you. The first year in business was a bit of an eye opener, a challenge at times and a steep learning curve. Thanks for helping me get there.
Merry Christmas !
Today I got a new type of spam. So why not share with the audience ?
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I think this is also the first time I was complimented in SPAM.
Though it might only be the first SEO SPAM to get through the SPAM checkers.
This weekend was the start of the 175th Oktoberfest (www.oktoberfest.de). It all starts at 12pm with the above 3 words which mean “It’s tapped” cried by Lord Mayor of Munich Christian Ude when he opens the first keg of beer. The Oktoberfest is one of the biggest parties in the world, run over 16 days. The buzz in Munich is great around this time and it reminds me why I love this place. The Oktoberfest attracts many famous people, even Wall-e made an appearance !
This is me getting ready for the Maß holding content (which I lost).
As you can see my holding technique let me down. In the end I was beaten by a girl. But I did numb the pain with a few more beers.
So it looks like there won’t be as much “work” done in the next 2 weeks here in Munich.
I’ve just received an email saying that I am invited to go to the Google Developer day 2008 in Munich, on September 23rd. Thanks goes to SEOFM.com for posting the news (I still need to get a little bit in sync with the Munich SEOs). If anyone else is going do let me know !
I think I will need to give the Android SDK a whirl before I go. There are quite a few interesting talks on, one being on Google’s Open Social which I am definitely going to.
As for other events I have lined up on the calander, include Affiliate NetworkxX on October 7th. This is clearly more affiliate marketing based, but it should be a good opportunity to meet some like minded locals. There is still spaces , 31 to be exact, if you are interested in coming along.