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I know that I always like to know who I'm dealing with. Of course, being a one man band I *am* MD, salesman, web designer, analyst, first line support (oh, and second and third line :) ). I'd love to hear your views on this.
It never looks good if in one email your "developer" and another "salesman" :-)
I also don't want to give an impression that I have people working for me, which I don't, or that I'm not the one in charge, which I think a title like 'Senior something' does.
I too am a sole trader and all my clients know it, even though I trade as a company. I use the title ´Web Technologist´ because that´s a sufficiently general term that covers what I do. I spend a proportionately small amount of time being ´CEO´ and ´MD´, so I don´t use them as titles.
I put nothing in my email sig. I state nothing meaningful as my occupation. Yet, I fully encourage all clients to believe the above.
Good webmasters can create and destroy online businesses with a flick of the wrist and a few clicks of the mouse.....the power is plainly dangerous!
The only client worth having is one that understands this concept ;)
CompanyName Website Development
firstname.lastname@example.org // www.example.com
(555) 123-4567 (phone)
(800) 123-4567 (toll free)
(800) 765-4321 (fax)
I don't my name and title in the sig, because it's redundant. My name is already in the header of the message and also I sign every email "Yours sincerely, Firstname Lastname". Putting my name once more in the sig could be considered keyword stuffing :)