Are Free Business Cards Really Free?

Free Business Cards

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

It is an excellent question, and one I wanted to know myself. I choose a company that offered so called “Free Business Cards” and began to search their website.

I first saw that they didn’t just have the free business cards offer, but they likewise offered upgrades to the free package. Is that how they make their cash? Only off of the upgrades?

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

The free business cards offer was beginning to make a bit more sense.

I would think that the portion of people taking the free business cards are primarily business people. Those people probably likewise require envelopes, letterhead and various other workplace stationery. Perhaps they make their cash on the upsell.

However are they actually free?

I decided that I ought to go ahead and order some of these free business cards. This way I would understand for sure whether the business cards are truly free.

I decided which company I would order from then went to the order section of the website.

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

When I got to the last checkout, there were lots of choices, more upgrades available. I selected not to get extra 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!