If you’re anything like me you get quite a few different emails each and every day. I’ve noticed a lot of people who had emailed me would, either initially or further down the road, be looking for recommendations on things like hosting or WordPress themes. I’d either give them a direct link or have to take the time to search and find my affiliate links so I can make an extra buck.
Getting tired of this (hey– every minute counts) I searched through Google Labs to find an easier solution. Luckily, Gmail has a featured called Canned Responses which, when enabled, you can create and delete responses you find you use often. This works perfectly with affiliate links.
Enabling Canned Responses
If you’ve never searched through Google Labs, you’re really missing out. They have loads of interesting, useful, and border-line ridiculous features that can be enabled.
Anyways, to enabled our feature we have to access Google Labs. First, click on the green beaker thing in the top right corner of your Gmail screen.
From there scroll all the way down and find the featured called Canned Responses (tough, right?). Enable it, scroll down further and save.
Using Canned Responses
Cake walk. Whenever you’re replying to an email or you compose a new email you’ll now have a new option right under your subject on the far right. Here you can add, delete, and of course insert your affiliate links.
To insert new links, just compose a new blank email, paste your link into the email body, drop down Canned Responses, and hit New canned response naming it whatever you want.
Congratulations, you now have an extra 30 seconds to do whatever you want. You can thank me later.