A most valuable resource

I wanted to share with you one of my most valuable resources for the past seven years. I’m pretty sure most people have heard of Vistaprint, but maybe you don’t know what they offer.

First, a disclaimer: although Vistaprint has an affiliate program I am not a member – they require a banner ad and only pay commission from that banner. I get no commission from Vistaprint nor do I get any discounts or special offers for referring them. This is simply a valuable resource that you may one day be grateful for!

Now that’s out of the way, down to business:

Vistaprint offer lots of services but their primary core function is a simple printing firm. They constantly give away 250 free business cards, or you can design your own stationary and marketing materials. If you’ve ever been to one of my concerts, you’ve seen posters, programs, vouchers, cards, pens, and even the occasional t-shirt, all from vistaprint.

Once you buy something, they’ll try to reign you in by offering extra stuff after checking out. Sometimes it’s worth it but you must pay attention.

The really cool thing about Vistaprint are their promotional emails. The more you buy, the bigger discounts you get. If you can, wait until they make an offer of ‘free’ stuff or ‘100% discount’. Then buy and pay just for shipping. Sometimes I’ll double up so effecitvely that’s two for the price of one, etc.

So, there it is. There are plenty of other printers out there vying for your dollars including overnightprints.com, uprinting.com and of course, Staples and Office Depot. But seeing that seven years’ worth of designs and materials are all stored for free at Vistaprint, I’m gonna stick with them. Try them out!

What creative uses can you think of for a business card sized piece of paper? Tell me in the comments below.