Open Thread: Do You Have Business Cards?

business-card-exchangeBusiness cards are a tried-and-true method of promoting a business — they have been used for decades by companies large and small to drum up new clients through word of mouth and local networking events. They are often considered to be one of the first requirements of starting a new business.

But, the situation is a bit different for freelancers. A lot of freelancers work primarily online, rarely ever visiting a local or in-person event, making business cards seem a lot less useful. Why go through the trouble if you’ll never be handing them out?

For many online freelancers, though, the cost of business cards is easily worth it, if only for the ability to give them to family and friends. Other freelancers swear that business cards are incredibly useful no matter what business you’re in.

So, what about you?

Do you have business cards? If so, how do you use them to get more business?

Are business cards worth having even for freelancers who work mostly online?

Let us know what you think…