IF you regularly send emails to friends and businesses are you missing out on a way to promote your French property?
A simple way of ensuring your gîte website is seen by people is to put a small ‘signature’ at the end of each email you send.
This is a short line, for example saying, Enjoy the delights of south west France, then your website address.
You can set this automatically if you use Microsoft Outlook, if you don’t just save a text document to your desktop with your ‘signature’ in it.
Then every time you send a message just copy and paste it into your message after you have signed off.
But to set it up in Outlook follow these steps.
Decide what you want to say, make it short and sweet, spell it correctly and make sure the website link is correct.
Save this to a document and then go to Tools, Options in Outlook.
On the tabs across the pop up window click on signature and then tick the small box that says ‘Add signatures to all outgoing messages’.
Then click on New and in the window to the left will appear Signature #1 default signature.
In the box below click the small circle by Text and then in the window to the right paste your short message and website address.
Then click OK.
To test if it has worked, and how it looks, click on New Message and your signature should appear.
So next time you send a message to anyone, your website will be just one click away.
For an example of how it works, if you have signed up to this site’s newsletter, in your welcome message just below my name is my signature ending with the website address.