Create a Branded Gmail Signature

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Abbey Ashley

I have been asked countless times how I created my branded Gmail signature, so I wanted to post it for you all today.

The entire process should take less than 30 minutes (I finished mine in 8, in the video) and it’s an awesome way to instantly look more professional in your email correspondence.

Additionally, you’ll be able to add your own social share links to your email with my free download icons!

Click the video below to see how to create your own branded Gmail signature with social share links!


Want to get the free download for my social media icons? Click here!


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Meet Abbey

Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. She's since gone on to grow a multi-six figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. It's now her passion to help others start their own VA business so they can taste the freedom and flexibility of entrepreneurship as well.


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  1. Jaime Wiebel on May 16, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Abbey, For some reason, I am only able to get the first 2:35 of this video. It shows it is an 8-minute video but will only play the 2:35. Not sure where the issue is.

    • Abbey Ashley on May 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Sorry about that… the glitch has been fixed!

  2. liz on May 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

    great tutorial! Lots of background noise though.

    • Abbey Ashley on May 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      yeah… I may have been working in a coffee shop today. Will record at home next time – ha!

      • Tara L on March 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        I think it was fine. Thanks for the great tips. I never knew I could do so much in Canva ha

  3. Angela Chute on May 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you! This is SOOOoooo very helpful! You are BRILLIANT!

    • Abbey Ashley on May 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Ashlee on May 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Great idea! I’m happy I found this blog post!

  5. Stephanie on May 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I’m going to do this, ASAP! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Tasha on May 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I wish I used Gmail for my Business! I would totally use this!

  7. Stéphanie on May 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    This is fantastic – Thank you so much!

  8. Jocelyne on May 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Omg I have been wanting to know how to do this. Thank you so much. God bless you seriously. And I love your it to if the video. You’ll have to post one for that one too lol.:-)?

    • Abbey Ashley on May 26, 2016 at 4:30 am

      Glad you liked it Jocelyne! I hope to do a lot more tutorial videos in the future!

  9. Angela on October 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. It’s details like these that make a huge difference in positioning your brand.

  10. Beth on October 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    This was so helpful! I’m having an issue downloading it. I don’t get the option to “download for web”. It just tells me to download as a PDF because it has links in it. The image maker wont accept a PDF. Help??

  11. Amanda Shuman on November 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Hi! I made my signature and I LOVE it! Thank you so much! I am having one issue with it though…I created it through gmail settings as you showed in the video and it works if I send an email from the web, but I also have my email accounts linked to “Mail” on my Mac and the signature does not transfer to that platform. Is there a simple way to transfer it to work there as well? Thanks so much!!!

  12. Diana on November 24, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Great tutorial! Easy and effective.

  13. Rahul Sayami on December 5, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Good point to create a brand impact with small changes in your email signature.

  14. Tatiana on January 15, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Great tutorial! Thank you very much!

  15. Lauren Townsend on January 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Loved this! Thank you!

  16. Stephanie Simms on January 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Love this so much! I just updated my signature and it looks SOOOOO much better…
    Love your tips 🙂

    • Abbey Ashley on February 3, 2017 at 11:44 am

      That’s great Stephanie! Thank you for being here! I’m happy to hear it looks amazing.

  17. Dami on February 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I wish I use gmail fro my biz but I use yahoo. Thanks

    • Abbey Ashley on February 3, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Yahoo is a great platform as well!

  18. Rolando on February 8, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Thanks but I couldn’t watch the entire video. The TV playing in the background was annoying and unprofessional. Sorry.

    • Abbey Ashley on February 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I’m sorry you felt it was unprofessional, Rolando! I was working out of a coffee shop that day.

  19. Tenni on March 5, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Is it possible to do this on MailChimp or ConvertKit?

    • Abbey Ashley on March 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Tenni,
      Yes, you can use the branded Gmail Signature image you’ve created and save it in Jpeg form and you can include it in your MailChimp or Convertkit emails. Make sure to “preview” before posting in your Email Subscribing so you can make any changes if needed.

      Let me know if you have any questions!

  20. Allison on August 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you it was Helpful but you talk too fast it and sounded like mumbling at times. Is there a written version? I really want to do this.

    • Abbey Ashley on August 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Hey Allison–I’m glad you found it helpful, and thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately there is not a written version, but we can definitely consider writing one! Stay tuned. 🙂

  21. Teresa on January 29, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Thanks so much this was amazingly helpful!

    • Abbey Ashley on January 31, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks for the sweet words, Teresa! 🙂

  22. Karen on February 7, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Thanks so much for this! I’ve always wanted to learn about this but kept delaying, lol. Your tutorial was really helpful.

  23. Lina on April 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    This is great! Thanks a lot! Subsribed to your email!

    • Abbey Ashley on May 1, 2018 at 10:59 am

      That’s wonderful, Lina! Glad you liked it. 🙂

  24. Angela Hendry on June 13, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Hi Abbey,
    I worked through your video for a good portion of my day yesterday and finally got something I was happy with. Then sent it to a few people for critique. Unfortunately it didn’t read the same on everyones platform. Is this something you were aware of or is it just me? I deal with clients all over so I need a signature that works all all platforms. Any tips?

    • Abbey Ashley on June 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble with your email signature Angela! It does work on all platforms. It sounds like perhaps it was an issue with adding it to Gmail. Were you able to create the link first?

  25. Christen on July 13, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Super helpful, thank you! Only trouble I have is my images once saved from Canva to my computer, become grainy/blurry as PNG’s or JPGs. If saved as PDF’s they aren’t. When I create the link and upload into Gmail they are slightly blurry looking. I noticed yours isn’t. Is there something I am doing wrong that you can advise to avoid? I love that you gave such an easy to understand process-I’ve bene trying to get my signature done for a while and knowing how to create the url was the hangup! Thank you!

    • Abbey Ashley on July 19, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Hey Christen! Once you have your pdf from Canva, take it over to & convert it to the jpg. Its free for 3 images in one hour. Once your image is a jpg, you’ll be all set.

  26. Josie Mumm on December 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Abbey! Love this, I made my own and one for my sister’s business. I love the little round social icons. I’m wondering if you have any to use to direct people to a website?

  27. Sarah Davis on March 23, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Will this work with other mail platforms? I currently use Also, I have an email account that I set up when I got my domain set up. I go through Hostinger and the mail client they use is Titan. Will this also work there?

  28. McCaslin on April 17, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this blog post!! Seriously exactly what I was looking for and needed.

    • Jaime Nickerson on April 18, 2023 at 8:17 am

      We’re so glad you found it helpful! – Team TVS

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