Business cards?

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Hey guys! How important are business cards when you're first starting out? I want to be taken serious and look more professional so should I already have purchased some or should I wait until I'm a little more seasoned? 


My 2 cents.  It just never hurts to have them -- it's short money and helps you up your game.  Shows people you are serious and have taken enough time to consider that.  

Business cards are probably not the most important thing, but they are also very cheap.  If you are talking to people and need to leave them a way to get back to you it will be easier and as you say more professional with business cards.  They don't need to be fancy just your name and a phone number and maybe email.  The thing that will make you look professional is knowing what you are talking about, if you don't know what you are talking about then an honest business card that doesn't send a message that isn't in line with who and what you really are is going to take you further than trying to use a business card to convey an image that isn't real.

The life expectancy of a business card is approximately a few hours. Make a poor impression and that can be much shorter--minutes.

OK so what I am getting is yes I should have them but more importantly I need to be more knowledgeable which I am getting there day by day by being on here and listening to all the podcast that I can. Waylon that make a lot sense, thanks! One last question, Jim Rohn says not to major in minor things so what are 1 or 2 things that i can be doing on a daily basis that will get me closer to getting that first deal done? Right now I spend the majority of my time "driving for dollars" and hand writing yellow letters. 

@Jacob Stuckey Did you see my response to the other post about driving for dollars? In my opinion you are probably on to something already, get some deals going and from that you will learn tons.

Yes I did see your response but haven't had a chance to respond yet, I am going do exactly that though get some deals going and learn hands on. Hopefully I can run some numbers by you guys when I do! 

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