January 3, 2019
I find this question landing in my inbox all the time: “How do I get a custom email signature like yours?” Luckily, it’s pretty easy to do—just follow the guidelines in this post!
Here are a few items you might wish to include in your signature (not all of them! Just pick the ones that are most helpful to you):
Personally, I like to put a lot of information into my email signature. For me, it’s all about giving my clients easy access to relevant information—and setting clear boundaries for my business. I provide a handy link to my website and instagram, making it easy for email recipients to learn more about my services. To protect my own boundaries, I include office hours and advanced out-of-office dates. I do not include my phone number, because I prefer to schedule calls.
That being said—a more streamlined approach could work best for you! There’s certainly nothing wrong with a clean and minimal design. Feel free to give it a try and see what works for your brand.
Here’s the secret to making your email signature look customized: Google Docs.
The custom colors, fonts, and images in Google Docs can be copy-and-pasted into your email for a more personalized touch. You can also use columns by creating a table, allowing for side-by-side layouts. Here’s how it works:
3. Add any images and content you would like to include in your signature, using the columns to create a side-by-side layout if desired.
4. Customize your text with fonts and color selections.
5. Remove the black border outlines around the columns and make any final adjustments. Lookin’ good!
Just a few general design tips:
Now that you have a signature…
I’ve got you covered! If you’re working within Gmail, it’s easy to customize your email signature:
Now you’re all set with a custom-branded email signature. Your brand is already looking more polished every time you click “send!”
Maybe you’re thinking you might need more help than just an email signature… maybe you’re starting to think that your brand needs a real overhaul. If you’re feeling stuck – like you aren’t connecting with your dream clients – please feel free to reach out.
I’m passionate about crafting brands with intention and strategy; I’d be honored to partner with you in creating a brand that feels utterly irresistible to your ideal client!
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