12 Ways to to Share a Digital Business Card (The Full List)

A digital business card profile on an iPhone

In this blog, we'll show you the many ways you can share your digital business card, and let me tell you, the list is very comprehensive. Networking and making connections are vital for success in any business or career.

Having multiple sharing options for your digital business card offers several benefits, such as:

  • Easy accessibility to quickly capture contact information
  • Instant sharing from anywhere at any time
  • Capture more opportunities by having your digital business card handy

It allows you to share your contact information through various channels and platforms, making it easier for potential clients or partners to reach out to you.

Some popular sharing options for digital business cards include:

These options offer a convenient and efficient way to distribute your digital business card to a wider audience.

Having multiple sharing options can significantly benefit your business. It increases brand awareness by reaching a larger audience and provides more networking opportunities. It also saves time and resources as you can easily share your digital business card without the hassle of carrying and exchanging physical cards.

When creating your digital business card, it's crucial to keep it simple, professional, and easy to share. Include relevant contact information and use high-quality images and graphics to make a good impression. Regularly updating and customizing your digital business card can also make it more effective in attracting potential clients and partners.

That's why learning how to send a digital business card can streamline your networking efforts and make a great first impression. Plus, it's environmentally friendly too! Let me show you how.

What Are the Benefits of Having Multiple Sharing Options?

It's simple - Making your contact information easily accessible increases your reach, and you can expand your network and potential client base. Also, having a variety of sharing options adds a level of professionalism to your business, showcasing your adaptability.

Let's jump right into the different ways you can share your digital business card.

Option 1: Sharing a Digital Business Card on iPhone or Android

Wave digital business card profile
  • Select the sharing option you prefer.
Digital business card sahring options
  • Options include QR code, email, SMS, iMessage, virtual background, URL, social media, Google Wallet, and Apple Wallet sharing.
  • Send the digital business card to the recipient's device.

    Option 2: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using a QR Code

    • Create a digital business card, ensuring it includes all necessary contact details.
    • Log in to your digital business card profile.
    • Click the QR code icon near the bottom center of the screen.
    Digital business card QR icon
    • Share your QR code through the app, download it for your wallpaper, or add it to your Apple and Google Wallets.
    QR code sharing
    • Recipients can scan the QR code with a smartphone camera to instantly access and save the digital business card.

    Option 3: Sending a Digital Business Card Through a Text Message

    • To share the digital business card via text message, first log in or create your digital business card.
    • Next update your contact information by clicking on "Edit Profile" then "Contact Information."
    Edit your digital business card
    Edit contact information
    • Next click the blue QR code icon near the bottom center of your screen.
    Share with blue QR icon
    • Then click on the "Share via SMS" near the top of the list.
    Contact sharing
    • Fill in the inputs requested, such as 'First Name", "Last Name", and "Phone Number"
    Share digital card using SMS
    • Click on "Share your contact."
    • The recipient will receive a text message with a link to your digital business card and contact information.
    • Your new contact will also be saved in your "Contacts" tab.

    Option 4: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using Email Signatures (Gmail)

    • Open Gmail and click on the settings icon to go to your email signature.
    Settings in Gmail
    • Next, click on the "See all settings" button.
    See all settings on gmail
    • Scroll down until you see the "Signature" editor.
    Signature editor in gmail
    • Create a custom signature by adding a Name, Job Title, and Image (optional.)
    • Under your Job Title, write "My Business Card", highlight it, and click on the link icon. This will allow you to hyperlink your digital business card to your email signature
    Add business card on gmail
    • Copy and paste your unique digital business card URL.
    Paste your digital business card URL into gmail
    • You can find your digital business card URL in the sharing settings (blue QR code near the bottom center of the screen) when logged in, and clicking "Copy to clipboard."
    Copy to clipboard

      Option 5: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using Social Media

      • For any social media profiles like WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and others, simply click on "Share Link".
      Share via link
      • Next, select the social media app that you would like to share your digital business card.
      Share via social media

      Option 6: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using a Widget

      To share your digital business card with someone through a widget, start by creating a widget on your iOS or Android device. Widgets are small applications that can be added to your phone's home screen for quick access. To create a widget, press and hold an empty space on your home screen until a menu appears.

      From the menu, select "Widgets" and choose the type of widget you want to create. Once you have added a widget to your phone's screen, it will display information that can be easily accessed without having to open the app.

      Option 7: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using NFC Technology

      Wave NFC business card and profile
      • Make sure you’re tapping the right spot, for iPhone users tap the upper part of the back of their phone onto your product. For Android users, make sure you are tapping the middle part of the back of their phone onto your product.
      • It's important to maintain proximity while making the connection. Keep the phone as close as possible to the Wave card and don't move away until the link appears on the screen. Although we refer to it as a 'tap', it's more like a brief hold.
      • Ensure the phone is unlocked.
      • Wave products are powered by NFC technology that enables them to connect with most types of phones. Every Wave product comes with an NFC chip, which is the same technology used for contactless payments on Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit cards, and debit cards. The NFC chip enables quick and easy pairing with your phone, making it effortless for you to use Wave products on the go.
      • Tapping only works with NFC-enabled phones, NFC readers are included in the majority of smartphones on the market today.

      You can learn more about NFC business cards by reading our latest blog post.

      Option 8: Sending a Digital Business Card via a Website URL

      URL sharing options
      • Then click on "copy to clipboard"
      Copy to clipboard for sharing
      • You can now share your digital business card link anywhere including email signatures, text, social media bios, and much more.

      Option 9: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using Apple or Google Wallet

      apple wallet and google wallet

      • Next, select 'Add Card' near the top right corner of the screen to save your card to your wallet.
      Apple wallet wave digital business card
      • You can now share your digital business card by double-tapping the side of your phone to open your wallet pass.

      Option 10: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using Siri

      Siri offers a convenient way to share your digital business card without the need to physically handle your phone. First, you'll need to set up a Siri shortcut to enable this feature. Once done, you can easily display your business card by simply saying "Hey Siri, show my card" or by creating your custom voice command. When Siri receives your command, it will instantly pull up your digital business card, which contains all the necessary information that you want to share with others.

      Option 11: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using an Apple Watch

      • Log in to your digital business card profile or create a new account.
      • Then click on "Download QR code" by tapping the blue QR sharing option near the bottom center of your screen.
      Download QR code
      • Next, send the QR code to your Apple Watch using methods such as Airdrop.
      • Lastly, place the QR code on the face of your Apple Watch as a wallpaper.
      Apple watch digital business card qr code

      Option 12: Sharing a Digital Business Card Using Airdrop and Bluetooth

      The steps to share via Airdrop are very simple.
      • Ensure that your device's Bluetooth or Airdrop feature is turned on.
      • Locate the digital business card on your device that you want to share.
      • Open the sharing options and select either Airdrop or Bluetooth.
      • Choose the recipient's device from the available options.
      • Send the digital business card to the selected recipient.

      Create a Wave Digital Business Card

      You can create your own digital business card by scanning the QR code below or clicking on the image.

      create a wave digital business card

      How Can Having Multiple Sharing Options Benefit Your Business?

      Let's dive in and discover how these benefits can positively impact your business.

      1. Increases Brand Awareness

      • Utilize social media marketing strategies to effectively increase brand awareness.
      • Partner with influencers to expand reach and connect with a wider audience.
      • Create engaging and shareable content to elevate brand visibility.
      • Take part in community events or sponsor local initiatives to further enhance brand recognition.

      2. Improves Networking Opportunities

      Having multiple options for sharing digital business cards, such as email, social media, QR codes, text messages, airdrop, Bluetooth, and virtual business card apps, not only makes it easier to connect with potential clients, partners, and colleagues, but also enhances networking opportunities. This allows for seamless and diverse interactions that can lead to valuable connections.

      3. Saves Time and Resources

      • Automated Distribution: Digital business cards allow for quick and automated sharing via email, text, or virtual business card apps.
      • Cost-Effective: Eliminating the need for printed cards saves money and reduces environmental impact.
      • Efficient Updates: Easily update contact details and information, saving time and resources compared to reprinting traditional cards.

      About The Author

      george el-hage ceo and cofounder of wave
      George El-Hage
      Founder & CEO of Wave Connect
      George founded Wave Connect, a digital business card company looking to revolutionize how people connect. Wave has helped over 20,000+ businesses capture leads, connect with customers, and drive more sales.
      Contact Details: george@wavecnct.com
      Office Location: 3 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC H3B 4W8