As a work-at-home writer, I rarely have face-to-face contact with a client. Typically I apply through e-mail or with an online application, often sending a resume or samples of my work as an attachment. My job acceptances come the same way–through e-mail.
I am in the midst of a debate with my darling husband who feels that I should have business cards printed up. He believes that printed business cards will help people will take my business more seriously.
I, on the other hand, see no purpose for business cards. The one time that a client requested a business card, I e-mailed a mock-up template of a card I had designed. I got the job, so it seemed to be enough. Since I mostly communicate with clients through e-mail, I see no reason to go to the expense of printing cards.
What do you think? Do you have printed business cards? If so, what title do you give yourself: owner/proprietor or an actual description of what you do.
I look forward to your input.
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