You have probably seen ads for “Free Business Cards” somewhere online. How could they possibly afford to give away free business cards without making somebody, somewhere pay?
It is an excellent concern, and one I would like to know myself. I choose a business that provided so called “Free Business Cards” and began to browse their internet site.
I first noticed that they didn’t just have the free business cards offer, but they likewise sold upgrades to the free plan. Is that how they make their cash? Just off of the upgrades?
This specific business likewise sold magnetic business cards, plastic business cards, metal business cards, and other kinds of business cards. In addition to the business cards, they also offered business letterhead, customized printed envelopes, and other types of office stationery.
The free business cards offer was starting to make a little more sense.
I would guess that the percentage of people taking the free business cards are primarily business people. Those people most likely also require envelopes, letterhead and other office stationery. Maybe they make their money on the upsell.
However are they truly free?
I decided that I should go on and order a few of these free business cards. By doing this I would understand for sure whether business cards are truly free.
I decided which business I would order from then went to the order section of the site.
The first thing I needed 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 final checkout, there were numerous choices, even more upgrades offered. I selected not to get additional cards. Then I had to choose not to have my free business cards laminated.
After all of this, I learnt that “Free Business Cards” are really free!