QR codes are all the rage now a days. It’s a simple block like image that when scanned with a smart phone camera will take you to a web site. You can do some pretty creative things with this popular QR code such as giving away a special bonus and creating mystery to get more smart phone users to visit your sites.
Some creative methods I can think of using this would be on the back of your business card, share it on Facebook or twitter images or even add it to your product line. Depending on your market, will depend on if you want to use the QR code or not.
If it’s a younger crowd who are mostly using smart phones then a QR code would be a valid option for helping promote your business.
So how do you go about creating your own QR code for your website?
It’s actually quite simple. Google already provides this service via their URL shorter found here at Google url shortener. You will need a Google account which of course is free to do. Once you have created your shortened URL you will need to click on the details link on the right hand side. This will load up your QR image which you can copy/paste or save the image to be used. The great thing about this is it also gives you overall stats of how many times the QR image is being accessed over the last 2 hours up to all time stats.
Now that you know how to create your very own QR images it’s time to think of some creative ways to use them for your business.