Creating the Business Card

Creating a business card as a professional working musician is one of the most important steps you can take in your career.  This card will tell people who you are and what you are as a musician.  The card should not be a normal business card, but it should be flashy.  It should reflect your personality to the best of its ability; however, your card can be fun but it should be readable and explicit. This is something that should always be kept in your wallet ready to be pulled out at any minute for a potential gig.

Basics of the business card:

  • It should have your full name (first and last), phone number, website (if you have one), email address, linkedIn address (if you have one)
  • In my opinion, a home address is not needed, but it might be nice to include your location (Redlands, CA)
  • Try to include a nice photo on the front.  A potential employer might enjoy seeing how a potential hire e may look!
  • Include a short biography or a resume on the back!  Show these people what you are made of!

Order them online:

The best place to design a business card and to order them is offline. You can usually find affordable business cards that are professional looking around $10-$15 for a stack of 250-500.  Check out these places that I found to be the best designs and prices!

Ready, set, GO! Create that business card and start looking like a professional!


2 thoughts on “Creating the Business Card

  1. Some people think business cards are a little “old fashioned,” but they are definitely practical. One of the gigs I got this summer was a friend-of-a-friend type of deal–we had just met and when we started talking about music, I handed him a card to keep in touch only to find out that he needed more strings players for a symphony concert. Works for me. 🙂

    • They are practical, and they make you feel all sophisticated when you get to give them out! You should get them just for that purpose alone. 🙂

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