You have probably seen advertisements for “Free Business Cards” somewhere online. How could they possibly afford to give away free business cards without making someone, somewhere pay?
It is an excellent question, and one I wanted to know myself. I pick a business that offered so called “Free Business Cards” and started to browse their internet site.
I initially noticed that they didn’t just have the free business cards offer, but they likewise offered upgrades to the free plan. Is that how they make their money? Only off of the upgrades?
This specific company also sold magnetic business cards, plastic business cards, metal business cards, and various other types of business cards. In addition to the business cards, they likewise offered company letterhead, custom printed envelopes, and various other kinds of office stationery.
The free business cards offer was beginning to make a little more sense.
I would suspect that the portion of individuals taking the free business cards are generally business people. Those people probably also need envelopes, letterhead and various other workplace stationery. Maybe they make their money on the upsell.
However are they truly free?
I decided that I ought to go on and order some of these free business cards. By doing this I would understand for sure whether or not the business cards are actually free.
I decided which company I would order from then went to the order area 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 truly free after all the work I did?
When I got to the last checkout, there were lots of choices, even more upgrades offered. I chose not to obtain extra cards. Then I needed to select not to have my free business cards laminated.
After all of this, I found out that “Free Business Cards” are really free!