You might not know that I love networking events, and I always love to stand out. One way that I do this is by having my own free NFC business card.
I love to tap my phone or NFC card against someone else’s phone and have all of my information sent to their phone. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter!
Every time I go to a project management network event, I have a class, or meet a new project manager, I pop out my NFC business card, and it’s a fantastic conversation starter since I’m in the tech industry of projects.
If you’re unfamiliar with NFC, it stands for Near Field Communication. It’s a technology that allows two devices to exchange data wirelessly when they are close. NFC, in most industries, aids contactless payment systems, but it works for so many other purposes like sharing information or files. Another name they are called is electronic business card
Making your own NFC digital business cards is straightforward and requires no special equipment. You only need an NFC-enabled device, such as an Android phone, and a blank NFC tag. You can buy NFC tags online or at some electronics stores.
I currently use one NFC tag from Popl. If you want something that works perfectly, has a lot of options, and will make you stand out, I recommend one of the reviewed NFC Digital business cards or my list of the best digital business cards overall.
However, if you are a bit techy and curious like me, you can go and make your own almost free NFC business card, even below 1 dollar a pop, by following these simple steps. You can find a free business card maker online or can make it yourself from a scratch.
NFC Enabled Phone
First of all, be sure you have an NFC-able phone. If not, you will not be able to read or write NFC tags.
Many Android phones come with NFC already built in, such as the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9, and these are inexpensive options.
If you’re unsure if your phone has NFC, do a quick Google search of your phone model and “NFC.” there are many cheap options.
Another option could be to use a QR generator online, but you should have an NFC-able device for real, which is the minimum.
Create your digital business card profile
This is you own business card generator free
- Create a new document in a text processing program or online site
- Type your name, contact information, and other relevant information into the document.
- Add a profile picture
- Save the digital document as a PDF file
- Upload the PDF file to a website such as Google Docs or Dropbox.
Buy empty NFC business cards or tags.
If you want to purchase NFC business cards or tags, please use sites like dot card or Popl, which are my favorites. However, sites like Amazon, Alibaba, or any hardware store have tags or cards as low as $1 each.
Online you can find many different products and services, including custom design and printing. We also provide a wide range of NFC tags and cards that are perfect for any business or personal application.
Download an NFC Business card app to create your free NFC business card
Several apps available will allow you to create and manage your NFC business card.
I would recommend using an app like Popl, which is free to download and use.
To Create your NFC business card. Open the app and follow the instructions to create your NFC business card.
You can add your name, contact information, and other relevant information to the card.
For the sake of this experiment, we tested this free NFC card creator since it was the first one that popped on my app store.
Follow the NFC digital business card app instructions to Create Electronic Business Cards
Every app would probably be different, but they all have a similar flow of steps, and that would be.
- Choose the name of the domain where your card would exist. It would be the name of your free NFC business card.
- Click write, and the app or website will prompt you to tap your NFC business card on your phone.
- Hold your NFC card until the application tells you that it’s done.
- Finish and test
- Have fun trying your almost free NFC Digital business card
Now that you know how to make NFC business cards, what other things can you do with your NFC business cards or tags?
Some people in my other articles have asked me a few things, so here are some of the answers to your most common questions.