Whether you're networking on forums or sending emails to
family and friends, make sure your signature line (the part that tells about
your business) is working for you!
This lesson is from Kristie T. a friend of mine.
Absolutely Fabulous Email Signatures Made Simple
How would you like a tireless
salesperson working 24/7 to promote your business? An email signature does
just that, yet people often fail to add a signature to take advantage of
this powerful marketing tool.
==WHAT IS IT?==
So what is an email signature you ask? An email signature is like a mini ad
that is attached to the bottom of an email.
Its message could be as simple as your name and email, or as elaborate as a
flashing animated gif. And with a just few mouse clicks, you can add your
signature to the bottom of your emails automatically. To sum it up, an email
signature is a FREE MARKETING tool, with the power to reach MILLIONS about
how your products could BENEFIT them. Like to know more? I thought so!
==WHAT THE HECK DO YOU PUT IN AN EMAIL SIGNATURE?==
Start off by thinking about what you want to tell people about yourself and
your business. To gather some ideas, look in your email in box to see the
various email signatures you’ve been sent. Are there any that caught your
What did you like about them? What items
did they include? In doing research for this article, I poked in my email to
find the best dressed emails.
Ready to write your email signature but got writer’s block?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started
Teasers about hot product specials
Mini bio about yourself
How to subscribe to your newsletter
Here’s mine to give you some ideas:
Kristie T, Author, Speaker, Online Business Expert
Webmomz.com and WebmomzVIP.com
Recently voted by Dr. Phil as one of the
top work at home sites on the net!
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==SPICE IT UP!==
Now that you’ve got the basic info you want to include, make it attractive.
Using CAPITAL letters can really make certain words pop out at the reader.
Borders can place a nice frame around your signature.
Here’s a few you could try:
Use lines breaks and white space to make it easy on the eye. Stay fresh, by
changing your email signature around now and then. You can include special
season’s greetings, promotions, or contest information. This will keep your
email recipients "checking you out".
==HOW TO SET IT UP==
Here’s step by step instruction for how to setup an email signature in
Outlook, Outlook Express and Eudora.
To setup your email signature in OUTLOOK do the following:
- Tools, Options, Click on the Mail Format tab
- At the bottom where it says Signature, click on the button that says
- Hit New
- Enter the name of your signature (your business name is good to use)
- Choose start with a blank signature
- Hit Next
- Type your signature text in the box.
- Use the font button to change font, color, etc.
- Hit the finish button when you are done
- Hit ok
- Where it says "Use this signature by default" make sure that the name of
the signature you just created is selected
- Hit ok
- New create a new mail message and give it a test!
- After seeing it, you may want to go tweak till you get it just right.
==OUTLOOK EXPRESS SETUP==
To setup your email signature in OUTLOOK EXPRESS do the following:
- Tools, Options, Click on the Signatures tab,
- Signatures #1 Default Signature
- Edit Signature
- Type your signature in here, as you would like it to appear.
(TIP - Type it up in notepad, as you would like it, then copy and paste)
- Hit OK
- Hit New Mail to view your signature.
After seeing it, you may want to go tweak till you get it just right.
To setup your email signature in EUDORA do the following:
- Tools, Signatures
- Go inside the in the box it opens
(click the tab that contains a pen icon)
- Right click your mouse to bring up the menu
- Choose New
- Enter Signature Name (Something that reminds you of
contents. i.e. Company Sig1 or something)
- Type your signature in the box.
You can format the font, add bold, italics, change alignment etc., but not
everyone may be able to see this formatting unless their email program
- When you are finished do File, Save
- Associate your signature with the email account it
goes with Tools, Options, Sending Mail, Select Default
==DRESS YOUR EMAILS TODAY==
So take 10 minutes today to don your emails with a KILLER email signature to
promote your business. Then EVERY EMAIL you send can be a SALES message in
disguise driving valuable traffic to your website. Email signatures are one
MUST HAVE business accessory. Don’t be caught without one!
Kristie Tamsevicius, is the author of "I Love My Life: A
Mom's Guide to Working from Home"! Thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs have
used her step-by-step home business system to earn money working from home.
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