Help people find all of the places you are online by creating a business card site.
I have several web sites, blogs and social media profiles. When I was trying to figure out how to put all of them on a business card, I realized I would need a business scroll instead of a card. As that did not seem practical, I came up with another solution: http://www.ConnectWithCathy.com/ (Note: I recently wrote a blog post about how important it is to IdeaLady.com (my primary site)
ConnectWithCathy.com (my new “business card” site)
If you have online presence in multiple places, you may want to do a site similar to ConnectWithCathy. This is a simple thing to do–I spent less than an hour on mine. Here is how I did it, and how you can create a business card site of your own.
First, choose a domain name. You might want to use your name or something like (name)Online.com or About(name).com or some other variation. Keep the URL short and simple, so you can give it out verbally as well as putting it on your cards and other materials.
Create the page however it is easiest for you. I decided to use WordPress, but you might use an HTML page or a page from your favorite site building software. Many web hosting companies (including the web hosting company I recommend) include programs with templates to build simple sites.
I suggest using a one-column design because all you really need to do is list a bunch of sites and links. One column keeps it simple and neat. Of course, you also want the page to be easy to edit, because you will want to update the page whenever you have a new online presence.
Think of the ways people can find you, contact you and interact with you. You might include your mailing address, phone numbers, email address, IM names and other contact information, as well as your web sites, blogs and social media pages.
In addition to your business sites, you may choose to include your hobby and volunteer sites and profiles. Of course, you should not include anything that you do not want your business contacts to see.
Let me know when you get your “business card page” up!