Updated: October 1, 2016
In this Periscope broadcast I talk about being asked at the gym for a business card and not having any on me. I cover the importance of having a digital business card and why you need to get one right now. See the video for more.
Potential client: Asks you for your business cardAsk for their phone number so that you can text it to them. Use your business number (not your personal).
You: Say sure thing! What’s your phone number and I’ll text it to you. Use your business number (not your personal) to send the text message. In the text message include:
- Your name
- Remind them how you met
- And attach/send your business card
Why send a digital business card?
- Because your tech savvy
- You also now have a direct line of contact with the person
- You stand out & they are more likely to remember you
- You’ve made it into their phone, not their inbox or pocket, but their phone. The only thing they can’t live without and take everywhere
Below is my original post from awhile back showing you the physical business card as well as the digital one.
Loved your scope 9-30-16 on digital business cards. Question how do you use your business phone number to send a digital card or can you, so people don’t get your home phone?
A digital card….who knew….GREAT!!!!
Thank you so much, by the way I love your Tuesday eMails they are GREAT!!!!
Thank you Elizabeth! Great question! I have Google Voice which allows you to send and receive text messages like normal. I actually use the Google Hangout app. Basically, Google makes you have 2 apps. 1. Google Voice 2. Google Hangouts. The reason I use hangouts is because the app is more up to date and easier to use.
So glad you are enjoying the emails too! Techie Tuesday’s seem to be a huge hit which is awesome!
would you please send me an idiot’s version of the instructions for doing this? I have been at it for hours. No luck.
Once you have a design (whether you are designing it or you hire someone to design it for you) you just need to make sure you “Save” or “Export” the design file as a .jpeg (this is usually found under the “File” menu within the program). This way the design file becomes a photo you can share just like any other photo you might be sending to people. Hope that helps!