Whether business cards are irrelevant or not, they're definitely a cool way to express yourself and easily provide your information. If you're looking to make some impressive cards, set aside a few hours this weekend (there's plenty of spare time with the Australia Day holiday!) and use these resources to help.
Design A Card With Impact
A well-designed business card doesn't take much. Ideally you want one that's clean and simple with enough white space, good font choices, and elements specific to you. If you're not a designer, that's OK. We have a typeface and layout guide for non-designers to help you out. If you can't get the design right, you can always consider using a service like Fiverr which has plenty of people offering to design your cards for $5.
Get Your Cards Printed
Even if you design an impressive card, it won't look so great if you don't take it to a good printer. Personally, I like Moo. Moo is great because you can get a shorter run (50 and up), so you're not stuck with hundreds of cards you don't need, and the quality is superb. Moo also offers a lot of free, really nice pre-made designs if you're just not happy with the one you came up with. Of course, you'll pay more per card with Moo so you might want to check out other options if you need a lot and want them for less. Regardless of what you pick, consider requesting samples first so you know what to expect. It sucks to order a bunch of cards with high hopes and end up with a big box of disappointments instead.
Set Up an Online Page To Pair With Your Cards
It's important to have some kind of online presence to go along with your card. Not only does it help your search rankings, it gives people a place to go when they want to find out more about the person behind the business card. We're fond of Flavors.me and rolling your own personal landing page. If you want more resources to help you establish an online web presence to pair with your card, check out this guide.