Greetings from NJ with a quick question

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Hi everyone!  I've been a member and reader of bigger pockets for quite a while, but this will be my first post.  

I was recently at a networking event and met a lot of really great people.  My one problem while I was there was that I received so many business cards from people yet I didn't have any to give in return.  Since I haven't done any deals and I technically don't have a business yet, I always felt that it would feel a bit disingenuous to hand out a card without an actual business.  After being at the event I realized that I was wrong, however.

My question is if I were to make business cards for myself, what should I put on them?  Since I don't have a company name or business, should I just put basic contact information like email and phone number? My one fear though is that if my card had just basic contact info, I would appear less credible to other investors with actual companies.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I look forward to hearing from everyone and happy to be a part of the bigger pockets family! 😀

I'm ultimately looking to be a buy and hold investor long term but for the short term I figured I would try my hand at wholesaling/bird dogging to gain experience and build capital to fund my buy and hold investments.  Should I just note on my card that I'm a wholesaler, bird dogger, etc?  Or should I put that I'm a buy and hold investor (even though I have nothing in my portfolio yet)? Thanks for your help.

First of all as you have discovered its better to have something to hand out than having nothing at all. Just be honest. If you want to offer bird dogging services then say that and if you want to state you are a new to wholesaling also state that. Ask yourself why would anyone want to contact you? State what you can either offer or what you are willing to do. That would be a start. You can always amend your cards as time goes by. 

Welcome to the site William. There are a few online companies where you can get some good quality professional looking cards relatively cheap. I had some made that only have my name, address, phone and email. They are a heavy stock and look good. 

You can go this route and upgrade when the time is right.

Best of luck!

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