13/03/2015

How to advertise your blog with: Vistaprint












I would be a liar if I said having no views on my blog didn't matter to me, yes, it is my hobby and something I enjoy, but the whole point of having a blog is reaching out to people you don't know and having your own space to write!

Seeing the views on my blog rise brings me so much happiness, knowing people want to read and are interested in my blog makes everything so worth it! 

So over the past week I have been thinking, how can I make my blog more than what it is now, and I have come up with the Idea of reaching out to small business's to help with promoting their business.

I'm not doing this for money or free things, I intend to purchase their products and give and honest review and maybe help them gain more interest.

So with that, I thought- I need a business card!

One of the top and leading business card design and printing services is, Vistaprint.

Because blogging is different than an everyday business, I designed a postcard instead, which is a little bigger and feels more personal, it features my blog logo, what my blog is about and contact details.

I intend to hand these out and maybe even see about putting them in my local news paper (with permission of course)

After I designed these cards, I then went to check out, but as most business's they try to persuade you to buy more of their products by showing you what else they can offer, and they succeeded and I got a little carried away.

So I also bought, a notebook with my logo on, stickers of my logo and a lovely phone case with my logo on too.

This is a great way of promoting your blog, obviously for me I have other intentions as well, but you could make just a business card or postcard with your blog logo and website address and hand these out in your local community to gain more interest and readers.

Vistaprint have so much to offer and the prices are affordable:

Standard business cards start out at just £9.99 for 100
Postcards starting at £3.99 for 10

Vistaprint currently are offering 50% off all their products so take advantage of that now. Link 

If you are interested in me doing a review of your products, contact me at:


Have you used Vistaprint before? 


58 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, I have used Vistaprint before
    I really liked their service and I would def purchase from them again!

    I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award :)

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for nominating me, I'll do that as soon as I can, yeah they were great for me, gave me the 23rd of march for delivery and came a few days after ordering!

      Meme xx

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  2. Really great idea! Nice case :)

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: SPIKED-SOUL.BLOGSPOT.COM :)
    Have a nice day!

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    1. I would love to check out your blog, and thanks so much!

      Meme xx

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  3. When I worked for a tobacco shop, we used vista for all of our business cards. I loved the quality they have.

    I have been considering making business cards for my blog, as at this point I do see it as somewhat of a personal brand as I am currently unable to work due to illness. I've designed them and everything, I just didn't get them since I wasn't sure if I honestly needed them. The only places I currently go are doctor's offices, and that just isn't the proper venue to drop a business card for a beauty and lifestyle blog.

    I love that you got a phone cover with your logo. When I get a better logo, that will probably be one of the first things I do! Probably the notebook, as well, since right now I'm using a composition book that has been used and abused and is near falling apart. The sticker idea is cool, too, but I'd probably get myself arrested for vandalism after I go around sticking them on everything I can reach!

    What is your plan of action with the stickers, if I may ask? Sticking them randomly in public places, handing the out at events?

    Vonnie
    petitefeetblog.blogspot.com

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    1. If I am honest I have no idea what to use the stickers for, I might use them when I send packages etc, or if I go to a blogger event, but they were on offer so I thought I would get some, you could stick your business cards on notice boards around city's and in doctors, people are always interested at the doctors because and no offence they have nothing else to do while they are waiting, thanks for your questions Vonnie.

      Meme xx

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  4. Beautiful idea..Thanks for sharing .

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  5. Awesome idea! They look so good!! I love the phone case.

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Renee, they have come out so well, I am really pleased!

      Meme xx

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  6. Yes, I follow you on gfc #57, follow back?

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the idea of vistaprint and will be using it in the future =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's great I hope it works out for you!

      Meme xx

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  8. Awesome post

    Mel
    http://www.girlandthepolkadot.com/

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  9. Nice post dear!
    Thanks for sharing...
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/2015/03/sporty-but-chic.html

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  10. This is such a good idea!
    Would have never thought to do something like this!
    Emily
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    http://emilyattemptslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Em, I had mixed feelings about it because I didn't want people to think I was in it just for the views or comments, but I want my blog to get more attention so I thought this would be a brilliant way to do it!

      Meme xx

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  11. this is such a good idea and they look so professional! :O great idea :) x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad they look that way to you!

      Meme xx

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  12. Great post! It's so interesting, I love it!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  13. Great post! Some helpful information thank you :) I love your logos, they look great on the business cards x

    http://gingerphoebe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, they really do don't they :D

      Meme xx

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  14. Good idea! though I'd have no idea how to go about it. What sort of places are you giving your card to? I need a logo so I can do stuff like this!
    Emma | emmaandout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was thinking putting some in the library by the computers, and just handing them out in shops and stuff, a logo probably would be helpful!

      Meme xx

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  15. Wow Meme advertising yourself this way is such a clever idea and certainly with the rest of the merchandise you create awareness to potential readers as well. Well done!

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
    Say Cheesy Cake on Bloglovin

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  16. Thanks for this , I might have to check Vista Print out. You have great thinking skills, I wouldn't have thought of a business card but thats an excellent idea , once again Thank you for sharing this (a lot of people would have kept stuff like this to themselves) XXXxx I might have to keep stopping by over here. I like your photography by the way and you're pretty ;) and thanks for stopping by my blog I have you in circles already X

    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're right a lot of people would of kept this to themselves and they still might be, but my blog is for everyone and I want to help out other bloggers too, thanks so much for your lovely comment Winnie!

      Meme xx

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  17. Hey this is really a great idea! Those business cards look amazing!!

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. Thank you Carla, means a lot.

      Meme xx

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  18. Wonderful idea! Looks very professional and dedicated as well :) and I haven't used vistaprint yet but I intend on using it soon! xx Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. If you do I hope it goes well for you! and thank you I am very dedicated to my blog!

      Meme xx

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  19. This is such a great idea! Once I start getting a routine of posting I will have to make sure to try out the buisness cards sometime. :) Thanks for sharing.


    thattypicalgurl.blogspot.com

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    1. Go for it, and I hope it all works out for you!

      Meme xx

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  20. Hi :D
    GREAT IDEA :DD
    I don't knew your blog but as I really liked the content I started follow via GFC. Can you follow me back, please? :D


    InstagramFacebook Oficial PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

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    1. Thank you, and I will check you out!

      Meme xx

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  21. Wow such an amazing idea thanks for sharing sweetie <3
    www.sorathmajid1.blogspot.com

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  22. Amazing idea dear!!! Your blog is beautiful!!! Kiss Xx
    http://loryschannelmakeupandbeauty.blogspot.it/

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  23. This is such a great idea (and actually, a really good deal too) Love the little personalised work with me message, if I was a PR I'd definitely want to work with you :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  24. Wonderful idea and I've used Vistaprint before and find the prices great! I actually love the phone case idea too! xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  25. SO cool! i think vistaprint is awesome. :)
    Sophia
    someplaceinthemidst.blogspot.com

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  26. This is a great idea! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  27. I know about Vistaprint, but never thought that you can do a custom phone case, heading to there!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  28. I have never heard about Vistaprint before, but it's good to know such a website, it's very helpful when you want to promote your blog :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  29. This is such a great idea! Those things are so cute!

    http://magentatulip.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. This is perfect. Actually a friend of mine uses them and I swear she always walks away with more stuff that she never intended on purchasing lol. Good luck with this, I love the idea and it's perfect for people who want to spread word about their projects, especially the literary kind.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  31. wow, great idea.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

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  32. So cool!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/

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  33. amazing idea! I have already my business card from Vista but your idea about promoting your blog is fantastic! Thank you for sharing :)

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