|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 eBusiness Card 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.
About The Author
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.