Whether driving down the street, to the market or driving cross-country with your family, you are passing by potential customers along the way. Placing car-sized magnets advertising your business on your vehicle attracts these customers. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you have an inexpensive way to advertise to hundreds, or even thousands, of people a day while running daily errands.
Visit a website that has customizable car magnets available, such as vistaprint.com, 123print.com, logomagnet.com or magnetamerica.com to create a car magnet. For this article, vistaprint.com was chosen as an example of how to create and order car-sized magnets. Other design websites have similar design and ordering features.
Go to vistaprint.com. From the menu on the left-hand side of the page, find “Signage.” and click “Car Door Magnets.” Decide whether you want to use a pre-made design from the website or upload your own design to work with. Click “Browse designs” button to view pre-made designs that suit your needs. If not, click “Upload a design.”
Upload completed design, if you have one, and purchase your magnet easily through the site. Otherwise, start with a blank template. Click “Browse Designs” and then “Start with a blank template.” Click “Advanced Editing” below the editing box for more design options. Use the text boxes to the left of the editing box to enter your business information for the magnet. Click on the text to move it, resize it, rotate it or delete it. Use the text editing tools at the top of the page to help you change the font, color and size of your text. Move it around the magnet template by dragging it with your cursor.
Add an image to your magnet by clicking “Advanced Editing” and then the Image icon located in the editing box at the top of the page. Choose a digital file (your digital artwork or photo) located on your computer or find a photo from one of your existing Internet albums like Flickr, Picassa or Facebook. Upload the image. You may need to scale it or crop it to fit. If you choose to crop it, click on the image and shrink it to whatever size you need.
Play around with your magnet design by adding different images, different text phrases, different fonts and colors. When your design is perfected, check the box under “Online Proof Approval” and click “Next.” Follow the prompts to purchase magnets.