One of the first websites that I recommend to anyone who is starting out in a home party plan business is VistaPrint.com. They have all your business supply needs… and most of it can be FREE! I know, it seems hard to believe but it’s true. They send out emails all the time with amazing deals like free business cards, oversize postcards or even T-shirts (the free products change frequently). Yes, you need to pay shipping but it doesn’t come to much at all. I have used them many times and the quality of the free supplies is very good. Best of all, I have not yet encountered the “catch”.
If you are “creatively challenged” like I am, the best part about VistaPrint.com is they have tons of design templates to help you produce professional quality marketing materials.
Here are some of the ways I’ve used free VistaPrint.com products:
Every season, I order 250 FREE Business Cards. I upload a picture of my current products (uploading cost is $5 or sometimes only $2.50 when half off) so that my business cards are always new. I used to hate handing out a card with a picture of a retired product. I recommend ordering cards with the glossy finish. Here is my latest free business card I designed on VistaPrint…
I use the free oversized postcards to send out as my party invitations. Again, order with a current picture of your products or even a picture of this month’s special. I leave the back blank and simply run it through my printer so it’s personalized for each party. And because they are oversized, they really stand out in the mail. Here is one of my latest invitations that I designed on VistaPrint.com (click to enlarge)…
Car Door Magnet
I’ve ordered a car door magnet (again for free) to put on my car when I go to a party or even out running errands. They really get noticed and will get you some business. If you find those are too big, you could order a free window sticker for your car. When you get stuck in traffic or are sitting at a red light, the person behind you will surely read what you’ve got to say.
If you are just starting out or even been in business for a while, I would highly suggest trying out VistaPrint.com. At these prices, you have nothing to lose!
Note: the links on my website to VistaPrint.com are affiliate links which means that if you order something from VistaPrint.com I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. The price you pay is no different than if you went to VistaPrint.com directly. I only recommend products and services that I personally use and believe would be helpful for others. Thanks for supporting my blog!