The Business Side

Published by audenjohnson on

I attended a workshop over the weekend on how to develop your 2-minute elevator pitch and confirmed two things I really wanted to avoid. I’ve developed my professional brand to help me get another job. Now, apparently, I need my “writer” brand. It took me a month to come up with my first brand statement, I am not looking forward to creating another one but…it has to be done.

At the end of the workshop, everyone networked- you know, passing out flyers and business cards. I was the only one who had nothing to pass out. I have a lot to learn when it comes to networking. People asked for my business card and I had to tell them I didn’t have one. So, apparently, I need business cards as well. Good thing I’m good with computers. I can make my own. I’ve done it before or, I’ll use Vistaprint.

It would be so nice if my work sold itself but, sadly, it does not. Oh well.


Kelly Hashway · January 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Yes, writing is a business, which means you need business cards and a brand. It's kind of crazy at first, but it's necessary and you'll get used to it. I just ordered new business cards from Vistaprint. They were free, except for shipping.

Anonymous · January 19, 2012 at 5:01 am

Vistaprint for business cards, is excellent. What I have done previously is make up a card with my own graphic (usually a nice photo I've taken) and just my name and web url and email address. That gives you a generic card that you can use for a number of reasons/situations. And it leaves enough space to jot down your phone number if you should want to. Uploading your own photo will cost a little with vistaprint. I made mine a sunset shot and faded it out so you could easily see the writing on it.

Good luck!

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