Rashid Umar is an online media professional who specializes in web content production, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. You can connect with Rashid via social media or on his personal website at www.rashidumar.com.
Recently, I posted a question on LinkedIn on whether it’s a good idea to use a screenshot of a website as a design on one’s business card.
Two weeks ago, I was retooling my About.Me site and saw an offer for 50 free business cards. I clicked on the link and was redirected to Moo.com, a printing site where one can design business card, postcard, labels, and more.
While creating my business card print, I wasn’t too thrilled with the choices that they were offering, and decided to look into uploading an image of my own. In my over-anxiousness, or lack of patience, I couldn’t find an image to upload from my computer. So, I wound up choosing, the highway overpass shot, that was available.
It wasn’t until afterwards, when I thought that perhaps I should have used the homepage of my personal website at the featured image. Being that my site has a widescreen image, I figured that it would be okay.
Of course, if I were to recreate my business card, I’d have to pay full-price being that I have already used the “free” offer.
What are your thoughts?
By Rashid S. Umar