The versatile nature of QR Codes can be utilized for both official and personal creations. While QR codes are becoming a mainstream marketing idea in business management and promotion, individuals are also using these cost-effective squares to convey information and messages to friends and family.
In this blog, you will find six cool and quirky ideas to use QR Codes for personal use.
QR Codes are becoming popular
QR Codes are starting to pique interest amongst smartphone users because of its usability, feasibility, and unique means to provide content. The interesting, unusual design of QR Codes is what makes them noticeable and attractive. But what is great about them is that these tags present themselves as an inexpensive and lucrative method to share brand messages across a global audience creatively.
There’s more to QR Codes than meets the eye. You can use advanced functionalities of QR Codes to track your products and customer response rate through Google Analytics.
Creative ideas to use QR Codes for personal use
While this was business, you can also use QR Codes for personal use. The key here is not just the code, but also the display message or the call-to-action (CTA) that you print by the codes’ side. Sometimes, a Call-to-Action is not required when the message is personal. But in most cases, you should use CTA to tell people why they should scan the QR code.
Here are a few creative ideas to use QR Codes for personal use.
1. QR Code Ring
If you want to deliver a sweet Christmas message or Valentine’s Day love note, the QR Code ring will help the message get delivered in a memorable and impressive way. It also adds a style statement to your outfit. Wear a QR Code ring on a pool party with your summer outfit, and you will definitely pique the curiosity of your friends.
2. Use it on your wedding invite
Make your wedding invite concise and pretty by printing a QR Code to share additional details. This is a cool way to keep your guests on the right page as you. Use a QR Code to share venue details, wedding function schedule, Google maps direction to the venue, RSVP, gifting option link, or a link to the wedding gallery encouraging your friends to update pictures of the wedding and help you create an album.
3. Standout ways to use QR on Personal stationery
Stationery is the way we present ourselves in day-to-day life. We use business cards to exchange contacts, send letters to the clients, present CVs while interviewing, give greetings on occasions, and many more. There are a number of ways to enhance your personal stationery using QR codes. Everyone’s personal stationery may be different, but this list can give you some inspirations.
Almost all of us send greeting cards to friends and family on special occasions like festivals or birthdays but didn’t think QR codes can add more fun to it. Add short stories if kids are going to receive your card, make them feel delighted. Also, you can redirect the QR with the link that may add a surprise element to your greeting.
Resume / CV
Resumes are popular applications using scannable codes nowadays. You can now link a QR code to a video or a PDF file of the portfolio or attach the extended version of your print resume. Impress your interviewers by linking the appropriate media with the QR codes.
Adding scannable codes to the letters can provide the information on who you are and how you can help them. You can also add QR code on the envelope giving a quick way to reach more useful information.
Again, QR can be added to the invitations to simplify things or to give extra information to the invitees. One can add Google maps location on their invitation card so that their guests can easily find the venue or add a schedule of the entire function and help guests to attend it on time.
4. Rent or sell your apartment
A cool way to invite buyers, brokers, and renters to your property is by printing a life-size QR Code and sticking it on the wall or window of your house in the place for ‘For Rent/ Buying’ signboard. You can encode email address, contact details, or picture gallery of the insides of the house.
5. Raise funds for social causes
If you want to raise funds for a social cause in a creative way without disturbing passerby, look at this innovative concept set for fundraising for homeless people.
6. QR Code on keychains and stainless steel for identification
You can print QR codes on return gifts, such as stainless steel or keychains, to share valuable information or messages with your near or dear ones. You can also store emergency contact information on your keychain so that, lest it gets lost, the person who finds it can track you down with the embedded details.
In a similar fashion, you can use QR Codes on kids’ school bags, pets’ dog ties, and elderlies’ clothes and jewelry to help them find their home, lest they lose their way.
You can simply paste a code on any printable material, such as brochure, magazine, book, clothes, etc. and get users to scan it at their convenient time to reveal rewards, information, guidelines, and more.