Thursday, January 28, 2010

Business card giveaway!

   This weekend is my first Bridal Show of the year. These are always a lot of work but they are fun too. I get a booth where I display a sample of my work (In fact I am waiting for the flower delivery right now) and also I have my portfolios available for brides and grooms (and mothers and friends) to browse through. I love getting to visit with them, listen to their dreams for their wedding day and answer questions.

  Obviously I want them to remember me after they leave too so I try to make sure that they get a brochure and business card to take with them. Which brings me to my giveaway today. UPrinting has generously offered to give 500 full color business cards to one of my readers! Check out their Print Online website to see all of the neat things they have available.

  Business cards can be used in many ways. Obviously they can be used for your own business but that isn't the end of what they are good for.

   Have you ever thought of having personal business cards? Some friends of mine had some made that have their names and contact information on them (along with a graphic and I believe maybe a verse) and they keep them handy in their wallet or purse so that when they meet somebody new and want to exchange information they don't have to go hunting for a scrap of paper and a pen, they can simply whip out their "business" card and hand it to them. They are very active in church and try to reach out to others and this has been very useful for them. I think it is a great idea!

   The same friends recently had some printed out for our church as well. It is handy to have something small like that handy to give to someone you invite to church or invite to have a bible study with you. Bloggers can also use business cards to help promote their blog. Do you have an Etsy shop or something of that nature? Business cards can be good for that too. Do you tutor, teach music or art lessons, baby-sit or anything of that nature? Business cards would work well.

   This post is actually making me want to get a bunch more business cards!! I could have like 5 different ones to chose from depending on who I was talking too! (At present I have a tendency to give my bridal ones to the music lesson people and then they wonder why in the world they have it later!)

Okay, now for some details....

  • You will win 500 cards.
  • You can chose from 4 different sizes: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 3”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.5 x 3.5” (skinny card).
  • You can chose from 3 different papers: 14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock.
  • They are full color on both sides (Check out all the cool options here!) with 3 day printing.
  • There is free shipping!
How to enter:

  • For your first entry please leave a comment telling me what would be your favorite way to make money. Maybe it is something you already do or maybe you would love to have your own photography business, sell your homemade things or whatever. I would love to hear your ideas! Entries that don't answer this question will be disqualified.
  • For a second entry I would like to say thank you to my faithful readers. So if you are a follower of my blog, subsribe in a reader or have Proverbs 31 Living in your blog list on your blog you can leave another comment telling me how you follow my blog.   OR if you are new here, you can become a follower of my blog or subsribe in a reader or Proverbs 31 Living in the bloglist on your blog and then leave another comment telling me what you did for a second entry.
This giveaway is open to those in the US. (Sorry international readers!) and comments will be closed on February 4th after which I will randomly chose a winner.

And the winner is: Marine's Wife.

15 comments:

Jackie said...

This is a great giveaway, Abbi! Thanks. My best ways to earn money from home have been babysitting and opening my own preschool. They both aren't easy, but they are fun and have helped our financial situation.

Jackie said...

I am a follower! :-)

Maria said...

Hello again,

I am a follower, also. I read you every day and enjoy your blog and your life.

Making money....Well, I have two boys in college and one daughter in a private high school, so money is something that I HAVE to make. My newest adventure (which I start in March) is teaching Zumba. Latin inspired fitness dancing. If you ever have the opportunity to take a class, give it a try. It is a lot of fun!!!

Keren Ruth said...

I would like to be a photographer. I think that would be a very fun way to make money.
:)

tani said...

I would love to help people heal and restore their marriages to be a beautiful gift from God. I would also love to help children who have been emotionally traumatized to reach emotional wholeness.

marineswife said...

Abbi, thanks for commenting on my daughter's cookie post! She's going to be so excited in the morning to see some comments.

What would be my favorite way to make money??? Hmm. I love being a mom and wife...I have talked to my mom about opening a quilt shop in the future. After she retires from her "real" job. That would be great! I also would love to become a psychologist. :) One day. I don't know. LOL

Also, I'm adding you to my bloglines right now. :)

marineswife said...

Abbi, thanks for commenting on my daughter's cookie post! She's going to be so excited in the morning to see some comments.

What would be my favorite way to make money??? Hmm. I love being a mom and wife...I have talked to my mom about opening a quilt shop in the future. After she retires from her "real" job. That would be great! I also would love to become a psychologist. :) One day. I don't know. LOL

Also, I'm adding you to my bloglines right now. :)

Bobbie said...

I would love for my etsy shop to really take off and the patterns to be a residual income...
boblyns at yahoo dot com

Bobbie said...

I follow your blog
boblyns at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Me too, me too :)
I think, to be a kid's librarian would be one of the best ways to earn money....or a storyteller :)

Emily said...

Oh yes, and I also follow your blog ;)

Keren Ruth said...

I follow your blog :)

Miriam said...

This is a great giveaway and I am so glad you reminded us. First let me say I have always earned money from home and love that my children can be with me full time. I have an editing and writing service. For the second entry, I follow in my reader and you are listed on my blog as one of the few I read everyday. Thank you for all you do!

Miriam said...

Oops I think I was supposed to leave the fact that I follow you and you're on my blog list on the front page of my blog in a separate comment. Thanks again.

TUNDRABERRY said...

What an awesome Giveaway!
I would love to be able to quit my day job knowing that I can bring in enough money through my artwork and designs.
And I am a follower of your blog. Thank you!

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