I mentioned on one of my other sites that I’ve been invited to a few speaking engagements recently. One of them is a 4 hour blogging seminar that will be held in June. There’s four sessions open for those who want to sign up and learn more about making money through blogging.
If I attend and speak at these seminars I’m going to make up some business cards first. So I think this weekend I’ll head over the one of the office supplies stores and get one of those packages were you can print out your own cards. I’ve done this before to promote my sites but I haven’t made up any new business cards since I started blogging a year and a half ago.
People are always trying to come up with new ways to promote their sites and I’d actually forgotten about using business cards. I mean if you have a job where you meet a lot of people and sometimes talk to them about blogging, or if you socialize often ie attend parties, take your kids to their after school activities and sit with other parents etc … why not make up some cards with your site address on them and hand them out to some of the people you are talking with if they’re interested? You might end up getting a new regular reader by doing this.
I know this worked well for my websites. My websites are exotic pet related so if I got into a conversation with someone about exotic pets, or visited a pet store and let them know who I am (my sites are very popular and I’ve written several articles for top reptile magazines) they happily take my cards so that they can hand them out to their clients. They do this because my websites are a source of care information.
Whether it will work for blogs I’ve yet to find out, but it’s worth trying.