BeFunky Business Card Tutorial
Sponsored: All opinions in this BeFunky Tutorial are unaltered and my own.
As bloggers, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and creatives of every shape and size, a lot of work goes into our craft. The number of things on our to-do list can be endless and sometimes, things fall through the cracks. If you’re a blogger you probably don’t have a team of helping hands and everything that’s produced comes directly from you.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that blogging can be a full-time job and for some of you blogging is your job. So, why not treat it like one and develop a business card that showcases your unique talents and creative business?
Today, in partnership with BeFunky, an online graphic designer that I mentioned in my Essential Blogging Tools post during my blogiversary blogging marathon, I’m going to walk you through how to make a business card.
When you think of a business card you might wonder if you even need one or if it’s an outdated formality. I’m here to tell you that although business cards aren’t required nowadays it never hurts to have one and be prepared for that moment when it is.
Last year at an NYFW event I mixed and mingled with quite a few people. Not all of those interactions went anywhere but there was one situation where someone specifically asked for my business card and I was thrilled to be able to give them one.
No one wants to look like the novice in the room who came unprepared and with a big amateur sign written across their forehead. If it weren’t for that conversation I might have never been asked for a business card but the thing is you never know. You’ll never know when someone is going to take an interest in you in a business setting and the last thing you want to do is give off an unprofessional impression.
That’s where Befunky comes into play! This graphic design software is a great option for your blog graphics, social media posts, as well as various other marketing collateral and photo editing needs. There are quite a few templates to choose from which you can see below for virtually and visual marketing strategy.
BeFunky Business Card Tutorial
When you enter the Befunky site click on the “Designer” tab at the top. Then click on the second verticle icon on the left-hand side to open up the template options. I’ve clicked on the business card section and chosen one of the default templates but you can start from scratch.
You also have the option to add in an assortment of graphic features like lines, frames, illustrations and social media icons which will come in handy to differentiate your design and link to your social accounts.
Now let’s jazz up this BeFunky business card template! Below you’ll find a close-up of the template BEFORE any alterations along with a zoomed in shot of the conveniently located reset, undo, redo and save buttons.
1. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’ll be making a business card for my art shop Violet Roots Studio! I used the graphic properties tool that comes up when you click on the background of the card. Here you can fool around with the color overlay, opacity and blend mode among other things. I repeated this process for the middle rectangle.
2. Now let’s change up the text! BeFunky allows you to use your own fonts and provides all of the standard text editor tools as well.
3. I changed the text and used the shapes section to switch the rectangle out for a polygon similar to the one I use for my Instagram feed and site logo.
4. To wrap things up I decided to add an image to my BeFunky business card. If you click the 4th icon down on the left-hand side you can upload an image of your own, look through Facebook or search for images using Pixaby. You can also use their photo editor to make any adjustments to the pictures you add.
5. Lastly, I tweaked the colors and used the opacity tool to tone down the colors a bit in the painting image I uploaded.
That’s it! You can use this software for free or create an account and sign up for $24.95 for the full year and gain access to expanded features. That price is crazy good compared to Photoshop and other high-quality design tools and I’d highly recommend it!
What do you think of the BeFunky Designer? If you’ve been looking for an affordable platform to not only edit your images but to create visuals for your blog or business then head on over to BeFunky and try it out today!