“These days, high-tech applications are not just for social media, website creation or email and chat. Getting more clients by using online business cards is truly an advantage; whether you are a professional, a business owner, an executive or a small-time entrepreneur.
It usually take weeks or months to produce traditional business cards. Apart from that, there’s also the possible damage it can cause to the environment due to paper products that are being produced by certain companies. If you have an online connection, an online company perhaps, or you simply want an online exposure, then it’s best to have your online business cards ready for distribution.
One of the advantages of online business cards is that it saves a lot of space for both the business owner and potential client. It can be risky when you’re handing out a small piece of cardboard to prospects and hope that he/she won’t drop it. However, with an online counterpart, it will be easy to retrieve, passed on to others, and saved on your computer, or bookmarked on your browser.
You’ll also gain flexibility if you have online business cards. It will be easier to edit, add other items, update certain changes over time, and much more. With traditional business cards, there’s no flexibility such as this one. You can choose to discard and order or make your own newly updated card. For someone who doesn’t have the luxury of a big budget, this can be very expensive and time consuming.
You can literally give away your business cards to prospective online clients, to your friends and family that have internet access. And anyone they know or someone from their contacts can easily have access to your online business card by simply providing them a link to it. And you don’t need to do it yourself – your personal contacts will become your links to these potential prospects, which will then make your profile viral.
Some folks may look at online business cards as impersonal and unprofessional. In this day and age, almost anything is high tech, fast and globally-available. And the best part of it is that it can be disseminated easily by you or your own contacts. You can take advantage of various internet-based methods such as blogs, forums, online ads and social media in reaching other potential clients.”