Three E-zine Alternatives You May Not Have Considered

Written by Alexandria K. Brown

Continued from page 1


These are very popular right now. You simply create several e-mails' worth of content to spread out over a certain amount of days, and set them up on your autoresponder.

Many sites offer 7-day courses or reports, and quite frankly, many of them are awful. So here's a chance for YOU to stand out. Make sure yours offers really useful or interesting content that's more helpful than salesy.

For example, say you're a small business coach. You could offer a course called "5 Ways to Make This Your Most PROFITABLE Year Ever!" Just sit down and listrepparttar 5 ways, then write a few paragraphs of copy under each.

Then write one final sales message that you'll add on torepparttar 143126 end ofrepparttar 143127 series asrepparttar 143128 6th message. This should be a friendly invitation encouragingrepparttar 143129 reader to call you for a consultation, buy your book, sign up for your workshop, etc.

Paste allrepparttar 143130 messages into an autoresponder series, setrepparttar 143131 timing to what you want (e.g. every day or every few days), and voila -- you've got an e-mail course!


If you offer products on your site that don't lend themselves well to creating related content, just offer what you've got!

Give your visitorsrepparttar 143132 chance to rece1ve special offers that will save them money at your site. The trick to high sign-up rates is to make them feel as if they'll be part of an exclusive group. Use words like "special, exclusive, limited, VIP, first looks, discounts, savings, club, and members-only."

For example, one site that I frequent sells discounted designer clothes and handbags. (Hooray!) During my last visit, they invited me to sign up for "discounts, exclusive offers, and first looks." I jumped atrepparttar 143133 opportunity!

Don't underestimate your visitors' interest -- many of them WILL sign up for e-mail offers if you politely extendrepparttar 143134 invitation and make them feel special.

Just make sure not to overdo your messages to this crowd. Keep your blasts to a maximum of once a week. Otherwise your readers will get irritated and may unsubscribe.

2003-2005 Alexandria K. Brown

Online entrepreneur Alexandria K. Brown, "The E-zine Queen," is creator of the award-winning 'Boost Business With Your Own E-zine' system. To learn more about this step-by-step program, and to sign up for her FREE how-to articles and FREE audio class, visit

4 Tips to More Online Party Sales

Written by Kara Kelso

Continued from page 1

3. Give good REASONS to attend Simply saying "online party - join us" isn't enough. Not even saying "games and prizes" is enough anymore. Get creative and have a good reason for having your party. Such as announcing a new product not released yet, giving away free items (be specific in your email!), or featuring a specific type of product on your website. Informational chats are good as well, such as one that explains what a certain non-familiar product is.

4. Make a SCHEDULE If you have monthly parties introducing or featuring specific products,repparttar attendance is going to be better than if you just have them at random. Weekly isrepparttar 142981 best for repeat guests, but you also do not want to burn your guests out offering themrepparttar 142982 same products. Monthly would work best, since it's not as often but still creates that habit. Make sure you have it onrepparttar 142983 same day every month (such asrepparttar 142984 1st, 10th, 15th...something easy to remember).

Don't forget to get creative with your parties! With so many offering online parties today, you really need to make yourself stand out. Granted if you do followrepparttar 142985 first two steps, you WILL have a much better response since instead of just other wahms you will have a targeted group that may not be familiar with online parties. Even still, there is always room for improvement. ;)

Good luck with your next online party!

------------------------ About the Authors: Kara Kelso & Anita DeFrank are two busy wahms, and the owners of Direct Sales Helpers. Learn how you can be successful in your company by visiting:

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use