There are lots of ezines (newsletters) out there that offer free classified ads to new subscribers (and many even offer free ads on an ongoing basis).
This can be a nice little source of free traffic and exposure for your website/ebook/ezine but, if not handled properly it can have its downside.
The biggest problem is that, by joining a whole plethora of ezines your mail box risks becoming very crowded very quickly, and it's easy to become overwhelmed with it all.
This is especially true if some of those ezines send out messages every single day -- as many do.
To get around this, and to keep your free ezine advertising campaign under control, follow these steps:
STEP 1. Create a separate e-mail address for your ezine subscriptions (e.g. my_ezines@.....).
STEP 2. In your email software (e.g. Outlook Express) create a folder (directory) called 'free_ezine_ads'.
STEP 3. Using your e-mail software set up a rule that sends all mails that arrive to your e-mail address 'my_ezines@....' to folder called 'free_ezine_ads'.
STEP 4. Prepare free ad you want to place in ezines and keep a copy of it handy in a text file.
Different ezines have different rules about size of ad they will accept. Study each one carefully and be sure to comply with all their submission guidelines.
You may also want to consider mood and tone of each ezine, and create different versions of your ad for each one.
STEP 5. Submit your ad to each ezine editor. Be sure to double-check that you've complied fully with their submission guidelines.