Promote your web business with every email you send!
by Dan Karwoski
Website owners are always on the lookout for new ways to promote their business. What if I told you could advertise your business every time you send an email and it wouldn't cost you a dime?
When you meet someone you might give him or her one of your business cards. Now the recipient has all your contact information, learns a little about your business and this allows you to expose your brand. With an eBusinessCard you can still give them one of your cards, electronically, using
Microsoft Outlook! All you have to do is create your card in HTML to resemble your printed card. Then save it to your Outlook signature folder so you can send an electronic version. The big advantage to an electronic card is it has live links that can take the viewer to the exact page on your website with the information they need. See the sample here http://www.junglia.com/email-stationary/horiz.asp.
Open your favorite HTML editor and design and build your card. Or if you currently use a printed card just copy it. If you lack design and/or HTML skills you can use the handy form below to painlessly create your own card. If you create your own card remember to use absolute paths (full http path) for all your links and images. In order for this to work with all email clients you will need to place any images you use on a server and create an absolute link to the image. If the email recipients don't have HTML enabled in their mail client Outlook automatically creates and sends a text version, which can be read with any program.
Detailed instructions for uploading and using your card are listed here http://www.junglia.com/email-stationary/horiz.asp in step 7.
This is a simple and inexpensive way to promote your business. Everyone you correspond with will know that you are a professional.
Dan Karwoski has been teaching website design to college students since 1997 and has created quality work for MSNBC, Microsoft, Amazon, Atom Films and many others. Interested students can learn the basics of web design by registering at http://www.learn2design.net. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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