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Before you publish your first issue, write a few articles about your chosen subject and submit them, together with a resource box that includes a way for people to subscribe to your new ezine. This is just to drum up interest so that you actually have a few subscribers to send your first issue to.
What do I mean by "submitting" your articles? There are many ezine publishers and webmasters looking for fresh, quality content for their ezines and web sites that they don't want to have to create for themselves.
In response to this demand, a number of services and web sites have sprung up to collect content contributions from people like you and make it available to people like them.
Here's a list of article submission points to get you started:
=> Announcement Lists
Yahoo Groups (submit from Yahoo Groups website at http://groups.yahoo.com/ - you'll need to subscribe to these groups first):
aabusiness aageneral aainet article_announce ArticlePublisher articles_archives epub hersmallbusiness Free-Content publisher_network PublishInYours
=> Web Sites
http://www.makingprofit.com http://www.ideamarketers.com http://www.marketing-seek.com http://www.womans-net.com http://www.boconline.com/sub-art.html http://www.connectionteam.com/submit.html http://www.certificate.net/wwio/ideas.shtml http://www.mailbiz.com http://www.UltimateProfits.com http://www.atozines.com/content/subartic.htm http://opportunityupdate.com/articles http://www.selfgrowth.com http://www.internetday.com/submit http://www.marcommwise.com http://www.vectorcentral.com http://www.goarticles.com http://www.hotlaunch.com http://www.ezinearticles.com http://www.webmasterslibrary.com
Then, when you have a few subscribers, you're ready to publish your first issue. Be ready to roll it out pretty quickly after you submit your articles so you are still fresh in mind of your readers.
For assistance with nuts and bolts of actually creating your ezine (including what should go where and why) and sending it out, visit excellent resource Ezine University at http://www.ezineuniversity.com .
=> Generating Subscribers
Once your ezine is a reality, you can "announce" it to world at large. Here's a list of ezine announcement lists and directories to get you started:
Before being able to submit your newsletter to these lists you'll need to subscribe first. Just go to Yahoo (http://www.groups.yahoo.com) or Topica (http://www.topica.com) to sign up for lists you want to be able to submit to. (Onelist and Egroups are now under Yahoo):
1_List_Advertise@onelist.com email@example.com Aannounce@egroups.com Announce@topica.com ezine_announce@egroupscom firstname.lastname@example.org GetMoreSubs@egroups.com GetMoreSubs@topica.com ListAdvertise@egroups.com List_Builder@topica.com Lits_Of_Lists@egroups.com Listpromote@egroups.com List-Your-Lists@egroups.com List-Your-Lists@topica.com Mailman@topica.com Promote_Your_List@topica.com WritersZines@egroups.com ZineDirectory@egroups.com eAnnounce@egroups.com compu-list@ egroups.com List_announcements@egroups.com PromoteList@topica.com Announce_Lists@egroups.com Announce-A-List@egroups.com
Here are ezine sites and directories:
http://scout18.cs.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/NEW-LIST/ http://www.the1000.com (JimWorld's Top 1000 Submission Sites Directory) http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/listserv.html http://new-list.com/ http:/ ile.net/lists/addlist.html http://www.escribe.com/internet/-aannounce/ http://www.escribe.com/internet/lbd/ http://www.escribe.com/internet/listbuilder/ http://www.goodstuff.prodigy.com/Lists/main.htm http://www.liszt.com/ http://www.paml.net http://www.newsletteraccess.com/ http://www.promotefree.com http://www.virtualpromote.com http://www.wcsu.ctstateu.edu/library/rr_electronic_discussion_groups.html http://www.webcom.com/impulse/list.html
You'll find other sites and announcement lists to add to these lists as you go on. This is just to give you a starting point.
Of course, just because you've created an ezine that's a paying proposition (i.e., profitable) doesn't mean you have to stop there. You can still create a website and use that to generate revenue in addition to your ezine. In fact, a combination of two is best way to go - multiple streams of income are key to financial stability and security of your online business.
--- Recommended resources:
Subject matter idea generation and putting your knowledge on paper - Make Your Knowledge Sell (Monique Harris and Ken Evoy, M.D.) http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R5469_myks Creating a high-income paid subscription ezine - The Paperless Newsletter (Monique Harris) http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R5469_pnpg Automation software for submission of your ezine - Ezine Announcer http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R5469_ezan Marketing with ezines - Ezine Tactics (Lee Benson) http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R5469_ezine
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