Do you need to make your own business cards in the digital age?
Professionals are now connected in an unprecedented way. With social media, online portfolios, and instant messaging, you maybe wondering—is it really necessary to make your own business cards when we have the Internet?
After all, don't many of us toss cards after professional events? While we may find ourselves trashing business cards, they are in fact great marketing tools. In fact, a company's sales increase 2.5% for every 2,000 business cards handed out.
Where can you make your own business cards?
Since paper is fairly inexpensive, business cards have good ROI. Of course, you still have the task of actually getting your business cards made.
Designing a card from scratch is an excellent opportunity to get creative, but many of us are strapped for time. What's more, many of us creatives end up designing business cards for loved ones—another potential time suck.
Rather than starting from scratch, it can often be faster to make your own business cards online with templates and pre-existing images. That's why we've assembled a list of 10 different sites that allow you to make your own business cards for free.
Let's get started!
1. Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is the free Adobe software that lets you quickly and easily put together a business card. This service has a number of templates, colors, and images to choose from.
While the service is free, you'll need to sign up or log in using your Adobe, Facebook, or Google information.
Canva is a virtually foolproof design system for creating posters, ads, and of course, business cards. While there are a number of design elements, you can also upload your own image.
Canva has free and paid options, meaning you can sign up for free and upgrade depending on your needs.
FotoJet offers a free graphic design tool, with which you can make a unique business card, Instagram post, or logo.
FotoJet does not require you to register. However, you may register if you wish to upgrade to a paid option with premium templates.
BeFunky is a good option for creatives looking to find modern business cards. There are numerous design elements, but the free templates are limited.
You do not need to register with BeFunky to make your own business cards. If you're looking for more options, you can sign up and subscribe to BeFunky Plus.
PicMonkey allows you to choose from a number of templates or quickly design a custom business card. PicMonkey also has numerous other options for DIY graphics.
While PicMonkey is a paid service, you can design for free and register for a free trial to download your file.
LucidPress allows you to tweak each and every detail when it comes to your business card. With a variety of elements and templates, you can make your own business cards for professional events and recreational hobbies.
LucidPress does require that you register before using their services, but signing up is free.
7. Vecteezy Editor
Vecteezy has long been known as a favorite for its stock illustrations. Recently Vecteezy launched its editor, which allows you to edit and download files for free. Simply search Vecteezy's business card designs, then select the one you want to customize.
Once you've clicked that file, you'll have the option to edit & download within the Vecteezy Editor. Vecteezy is a paid service but also offers more designs with their Pro paid service.
8. Business Card Maker
Business Card Maker is all about the business cards! Find and customize one of the many templates through BCM and download it for free.
Business Card Maker is a free service that does not require registration. If you want to have your card printed through the website, however, you will be charged a fee.
9. Business Card Star
If you are looking for a classic business card model, Business Card Star offers hundreds of traditional styles for virtually any type of business.
While designing is completely free on BCS, you will need to register in order to save your design.
FreeLogoServices allows you to make your own custom logo or upload one you already have, then design a business card to match.
As with many of the services discussed above, you can design your card for free on FreeLogoServices, but you'll need to create an account in order to save the design.
Know of more free sites where you can make your own business cards? Tell us in the comments below!