Are Free Business Cards Really Free?

Free Business Cards

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You have most likely seen ads for “Free Business Cards” somewhere online. How could they possibly afford to distribute free business cards without making someone, somewhere pay?

It is a great question, and one I would like to know myself. I choose a company that provided so called “Free Business Cards” and began to search their internet site.

I initially discovered that they didn’t just have the free business cards offer, but they likewise sold upgrades to the free package. Is that how they make their cash? Just off of the upgrades?

This specific company likewise sold magnetic business cards, plastic business cards, metal business cards, and other sorts of business cards. In addition to the business cards, they likewise sold business letterhead, custom-made printed envelopes, and other types of workplace stationery.

The free business cards offer was starting to make a little more sense.

I would guess that the portion of people taking the free business cards are primarily business people. Those people most likely also need envelopes, letterhead and other workplace stationery. Possibly they make their money on the upsell.

But are they truly free?

I decided that I should go ahead and order a few of these free business cards. This way I would know for sure whether or not the business cards are really free.

I chose which business I would order from then went to the order section of the website.

The first thing I had to do was design my business card. After my design I got to the order area, are they actually free after all the work I did?

When I got to the last checkout, there were lots of options, more upgrades readily available. I picked not to get added cards. Then I needed to choose not to have my free business cards laminated.

After all of this, I found out that “Free Business Cards” are truly free!