A lot of my readers are bloggers, brands or youtubers- many of which are starting out. Today, I want to introduce you to a very simple product that may benefit some of you. When starting something new, it's important to 'get yourself out there' (self promotion). The product that I'll be reviewing in this post is a stamp, from Speedy Stamps. I first heard about this from 'A design rookie' an amazing blogger who I highly recommend checking out! I thought this was such a simple yet clever way or promoting your blog, brand or channel. For a long time now I've planned on creating business cards for my blog. The problem is that it requires a lot of spare time- which I don't have a lot of at the moment. This company helped solve that problem... They specialise in creating personalised stamps- all you do is stamp it on different cards and 'bam' you have your very own business card- time and cost efficient!
In my opinion the service I receive is equally important to the product itself, and I'd like to stress how helpful this team was! I was dealt with by a lovely lady called Emma. At first, I found it difficult to design the stamp and began emailing her a ton of questions! Instead of trying to explain over email, Emma actually took the time out to call me so she could explain exactly what I had to do- this was very helpful. I was a bit of a pain... I told her what I wanted on my stamp, (they then sent me a template design). I wasn't happy with the way the first design turned out, and asked her if she could make some adjustments. She was very patient and did everything I asked of her, leaving me fully satisfied!
You can also order an ink pad, which come in a variety of colours- I chose black, to give it a more professional look. Within a few days, it had arrived. The delivery was so quick- I guess that's why they're called 'Speedy Stamps'. You can choose different kinds of sizing, fonts, colours and even graphics for your stamp! As you can probably tell, I didn't include a graphic, however I feel it would be a great touch. Depending on the sizing etc., the prices vary, and it's probably best to have a look at their website, design your stamp, and then see the price. The ones I have seen are around the £15 mark- give or take a couple of pounds. This may seem pricey for what is just a 'stamp', but it's something that can be used over and over again! The ink pad is around £3, but your local craft store should sell these! I feel like these stamps are a great way to start taking your brand more seriously. I'd like to address one problem that I had... The corner of my stamp was slightly lifted, so every time I stamped it, the bottom-right corner would show (you can see this in the image above). They have a satisfaction guarantee though, so if you're not happy with it, make sure you let them know!
I firstly designed my stamp in 'PicMonkey' and played around with the fonts and sizing etc. I wanted to have my blogs' link included in it too, so I put it in a smaller, italics font. You can include anything: email. phone number etc. Obviously, if you don't want a stamp for 'business' purposes you can still get one- I'm just aiming this specifically at those who want some promotion ideas!
I really hope this helps some of you out there, who are trying to kick start their business etc. I often get emails from small brands, and feel like this would be perfect for you! Let me know how you feel about these stamps, and I'll see you next week, with a beauty related post!