By Christopher Bryant
So, you want to start an online newsletter or ezine, but you're just not quite sure where to begin. I was in your same shoes at one point, but now have a thriving opt-in list that I send my newsletter to on a regular basis!
There are three things you must do in order to create a successful online newsletter. First you must have a way for a visitor to subscribe or opt-in to your newsletter through your website. Second, you must be able to automatically follow up with them via email once they have opted to receive information from you. Trying to do this manually will eat up way to much of your time and will probably begin to overwhelm you at some point. Thirdly, you need a very reliable and simple way to broadcast your newsletter out to everyone on your list.
The solution to accomplishing these three things is actually much simpler than you may think, and doesn't require any major skill to do! If you can copy and paste HTML code, then you can easily add web forms to your site to begin capturing new subscribers or any other information you may want to capture from a visitor. If you can read and follow instructions, then you can set up an autoresponder in a matter of minutes to automatically follow up with new subscribers via email. Lastly if you can type an email, then you can easily begin broadcasting your newsletter to everyone on your list. It really is that simple! If you have the right tools of course, and that's the key to it all!
There is one single web based tool that I use, and highly recommend for those who are looking to begin an online newsletter. This tool is AWeber's autoresponder. Their system is easy to use, and has proven to be a very reliable tool for building my opt-in list, and for sending my newsletter out to all of the subscribers on my list. Their system provides all of the resources you will need to easily capture subscribers through opt-in web forms, automatically follow up with subscribers using an autoresponder, as well as broadcast your newsletter in HTML or plain text to all of your subscribers. They even offer email templates, ad tracking, and a number of other items that will be very helpful in building your newsletter campaign! If you're new to all of these things, AWeber provides step-by-step instructional videos to help get you going, and their customer service is excellent if you get stuck!
If you want to get your newsletter up and going as quickly and as easily as possible, then you really should consider using a tool like AWeber. Their autoresponder system has helped me tremendously, and it can help you with your business too!
© C. Bryant, 2006
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