Giving a great first impression is imperative, especially when our work is mostly based on aesthetics. It can be the way we dress, the image we carry through social networks, or even a simple email signature. I have tried many different email signatures, using HTML formatted text, an image, or a mix of both. But I never was satisfied with how it looked. I then stumbled upon WiseStamp. A very simple way to create a professional and clean looking signature for your emails.
The way WiseStamp works is very straightforward. You fill out a simple form with your company information, add a logo if you want to, and then add your social network links. The online software will do its thing and create a signature for you. You can then customize your signature using different templates. No need to be a geek to be able to set it up.
If you have a Gmail account, it will ask you to install a plugin to be able to add the signature to your emails for you. If you use an email app such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or Mail, you can export the signature and import it in the app in a couple of clicks.
WiseStamp even offers a couple of options that can be great if you use a blog or have a YouTube channel. It can add links to the latest articles or videos you posted for you in your signature. Let's say you are a wedding photographer and want to give inquiring brides and grooms links of your latest wedding blog entries. Well you can do that easily. No need to copy and paste the most recent link and change it every so often. It will do it for you automatically.
The only slight downside of WiseStamp is that it is quite limited in its free version. The pro version is only $4 a month, which is not much to give a better first impression to your clients and look more professional when sending emails.
Since I have made the switch from my old school textual signature to this, I cannot see myself going back. I have even had multiple commercial clients asking how I created my signature!