Friday, September 30th, 2016

Cool Travel Business Cards: Well Worth the Purchase!

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I recently ordered new business cards from MOO, and I am completely in love.  I can’t wait to break out these travel business cards at conferences.

If you’re a travel blogger, a photographer, or just someone who enjoys traveling and/or has taken a few cool photos, you need to get these cards. Having your own photography on the back of your business cards turns them into something special.

I decided to get business cards featuring some of my best photos from Southeast Asia.  Here’s the front, with some vital info blurred out:

The front isn’t very different from my old business cards, but after agonizing over it, I added the Adventurous Kate Facebook page.

Most travel bloggers I polled said they wouldn’t include Facebook, but I’m proud of my Facebook community. It’s fun, interactive and interesting — and with the traffic that it drives, it deserves its own spot on the card.

All MOO cards are made from top quality card stock, and they allow you to use up to 50 of your own images.  I used 25.

Clockwise from top left: longtail boat in Railay, Thailand; sunset tubing down the Mekong in Don Det, Laos; filming Tourist in Danger in Ao Nang, Thailand; Balinese dancing in Ubud, Bali.

And I had to add a few irreverent ones:

My beloved Angkor Beer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Sangsom buckets in Bangkok.  You’ve got to admit, those are conversation starters!

But the best part about having cards with your own photography?  People can pick out their favorites!

This weekend, two of my best friends each picked out a card. Beth, a culture maven, chose Hoi An at dusk.  Lisa, an architecture buff, chose Angkor Wat at dawn.

I’m not psychology expert, but I do know that letting people choose an item they like, even if it’s just one of your friend’s business cards, makes the item a little bit more special to them.  And when the person admiring your card is a major player in your industry, it can make all the difference in the world.

Full disclosure: I’m an affiliate for MOO, and if you go through the links on this page, I’ll earn a small commission toward my next purchase.  Actually, if you want to order anything from MOO, let me know — I have a promotional code that can save you quite a bit!

So if you’re thinking of getting some travel business cards, be sure to check out MOO. Build yourself some special cards.

Comments

38 Responses to “Cool Travel Business Cards: Well Worth the Purchase!”
  1. Emily says:

    I LOVE the idea of putting your own photos on your business cards! I need to make this happen ASAP!

  2. Kris says:

    Those are great, terrrific idea. When I got my Google voice number, they were giving out 500 free “business cards” with that number and your URL.

  3. Great Post Kate!

    Ironically enough I sat down with someone who is going to make some for me! How strange is that the day you post about it! Like the Business Cards!

  4. Alex says:

    This is a great reminder, I’ve been meaning to make myself some new business cards. I made some amazing (if I do say so myself!) business cards for my scuba instructor boyfriend, and then I kind of ran out of creativity. Whoops.

  5. Becki453 says:

    Wow these look amazing and very professional Kate! Brilliant idea!

  6. Gorgeous. And memorable for anyone you would give one to.

  7. brian says:

    You must’ve read my mind. I was going to do a post on my Moo cards too. They were a big hit at TBEX. Fantastic photos.

  8. Anthony says:

    Bookmarked this for later, so I can have a proper look. Sounds cool, thanks for sharing!

  9. It’s funny you publish this now, because I just ordered test business cards last week! If I am happy with the results, I will certainly order a larger quantity using your link (and discount code!).

    I think their designs are amazing and easy to customize, which really is the best of both worlds.

  10. Steph says:

    I used to have Moo cards (I switched b/c I needed a lot and they were a bit too pricey) and they never failed to impress. I also really like the 1/3 size ones. I just put my URL on the back and they were way useful for giving out on the road.

  11. Cool idea. I want some!!

  12. These are so great! All amazing photos 😀
    I just some new cards too.. perhaps I should have gone with MOO though :]

  13. Love those cards. Your pictures are gorgeous. A brilliant photographer friend of mine raves constantly about MOO for business cards. He says they’re the only company that can do real justice to a stellar photograph. Being a non-visual writerly dude, they’re a bit visually lush for my own needs, but I’ve got to say, they seem like the perfect printer for this purpose. Really good example of a thoughtful, on-point site tie-in. You always keep it classy, dude.

  14. Sally says:

    Love the new cards! I’ve found cards are a great way to keep in touch with people you meet while traveling (and, okay, they work pretty good for self-promoting, too). I’m kind of curious as to why people said they wouldn’t include their Facebook page? I probably wouldn’t include my personal page, but definitely my fanpage. In fact, I really wish I had my fanpage back when I got my cards done, so that it could be included on my current card.

    • Thanks, Sally! A lot of people said that Facebook isn’t professional — then again, not a lot of travel bloggers do much with their Facebook page besides importing their blog and/or posting the occasional status. YOU do a lot on your fan page, I do a lot on mine, and so do Caz and Craig, and Mike H, and some other travel bloggers…most of them? Nope.

  15. Amanda says:

    I LOVE my MOO cards. They are by far the best business cards I’ve ever had.

    Which reminds me, I really need to order some new ones… I gave nearly all mine away at TBEX!

  16. Holgs says:

    I get 200 free Moo cards each year through iStockphoto – I was sceptical about the value of business cards at first, but in practice they’re a great way of showing a people a sample of your work, and nothing says “professional traveler” like a set of business cards with your own iconic images from all over the world…

  17. Scott says:

    Kate,
    This is a great idea, I am going to bookmark so I can refer back at a later date. I agree these will be great for my travel fun. But they will also be great for my normal business, I would much rather have any potential customers carry around a picture of my product than just my logo. Out of sight, out of mind. A picture speaks a 1000 words, well you know what I mean.

    http://www.travelwithscott.com
    http://www.ams-exotic.com (If you are interested in seeing what I do for a real living)

  18. Dave says:

    I started using Moo (mini) cards back in 2007 for my trip around the world, and people always appreciated the ease with which I could give them the info (vs scribbling on paper). One couple even found my card and wrote me like a year after I’d given it to them….it’d fallen to the bottom of their bag and been forgotten that whole time!

    Once I got back home, I upped them to full size to fit more info and bigger photos. They continue to get positive reactions every time I hand them out.

    Definitely worth putting your FB page on there….more people use that then Twitter. 🙂

  19. tom says:

    I nearly ordered some cards the other day but these look amazing! Def going to be ordering some methinks =D

  20. Those are some great cards! Now its official (well probably has been) adventrouskate is a business? love how its simple on one side with the other being, well more adventurous!

  21. Dominique says:

    What a cool idea and the photos are beautiful. Congrats on your new business cards! 🙂

  22. These look amazing! Thanks for the pointer to moo! We’ve been looking at getting some business cards for ourselves for a while now but haven’t yet found one that we like. Moo’s looking good!
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Acadstreet says:

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m inspired! Very helpful info particularly the closing part 🙂 I take care of such information much. I used to be looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  24. This is perfect! I was thinking about business cards further down the line so I did a search on your site and VOILA!

  25. Why am I only finding out about these now? Ordered mine!

  26. Kim says:

    Hi Kate,

    Just inquiring regarding the discount promo code for MOO biz cards–thanks!

    ~Kim

  27. Lovely! I keep reading great things about Moo. Looks like this is the company I will be going with 😀

  28. Amy says:

    These looks great. I’m after ordering some. What’s the discount please? I’ll order via your link 😀

  29. Hey thanks for the tip! I used MOO before for buisness cards and loved them! I just started my travel based blog and im looking for deals on cards if your still shelling out the promo code!

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