Creative Business Card Alternative

Introduction: Creative Business Card Alternative

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Here's a fun business card alternative that I like to do.
These are business rocks, made from lake stones.

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Step 1: Find a Beach or River

Find a beach or river where you can collect small flat stones.
Be sure to have permission to take stones if it's on private property, and only take stones from places where you're permitted to.

Step 2: Prep the Stones

Clean 'em with soap water, then dry them. It's not that complicated.

Step 3: Make It a Business Rock!

Use a fine tipped sharpie and write out all the information you'd normally give out on a business card. I usually put my name, phone number and email address.

Step 4: Thoughts

This is a fun and creative way to hand out contact information. People aren't going to forget this very easily if you give them one.
One downside is that they don't fit in wallets. An upside, on the other hand, is that no one else has business cards like these!

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    38 Discussions

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    cobalt420
    cobalt420

    8 years ago on Introduction

    found one

    just kiding,

    can you go to the launch it chalenge and vote for my basebal launcher!!!


    thanks

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    Dream Dragon
    Dream Dragon

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I think the key is, they're not little business card shaped pieces of card, anything unusual and creative is bound to attract more attention and therefore more buisness. Well Done.

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    LilPurpleCow
    LilPurpleCow

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Lol sucks if you have bad handwriting, though. And maybe it was a bad idea to put this up since now you're not the only one who does it... Haha liking the idea of throwing them randomly for people to find. Nice 'ible.

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    dfedde
    dfedde

    11 years ago on Introduction

    and if your clients don't like you they have a rock to throw at you

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    halo99
    halo99

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hi uh... i found one these on the beach the other day when i was boarding! but instead of it just lying there, i saw the wave bring it in towerd me! very wierd! and instead of buisness stuff on it it just said i hate the ocean!! lol!

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    drinkmorecoffee
    drinkmorecoffee

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting. If it was in the ocean it probably isn't one of mine. All mine went in lake Michigan. I have written random things on them before, but usually just my email address. Still waiting on a reply.... from anyone. :-)

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    halo99
    halo99

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    oh yah! i found another one today! this time it said now i hate people... lol!

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You can do this, and put them back on the beach. When peopl efind them... :O

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    UberPug
    UberPug

    12 years ago on Introduction

    alternatively you can just spray paint a few boulders and leave them outside your ofice; Please Take One!

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    last_decoy
    last_decoy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    sweet idea!! have you thought about cutting one side flat and pollishing it? mate of mine runs an earth moving company n he will love this one! cheers!

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    Rishnai
    Rishnai

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I feel the insatiable need to make a stencil now.... This is unique enough that someone is sure to remember you: good for business if you have a lot of cometition.