Developing Tutorial Courses for Autoresponder Delivery

Written by Jill Black

Developing tutorial courses to offer at your web site is an excellent way to promote yourself, business and your web site.

A good tutorial is one that is unique in some respect and must contain valuable information or your reader/s will unsubscribe.

There are thousands of tutorials on how to create an ezine, email marketing etc so brainstorm for something unique that represents your site, your product, or a specific skill you can teach people.

Always keep in mind thatrepparttar aim of any tutorial course, first and foremost, should always be to teach, inform and provide quality information of interest for your target audience throughrepparttar 131951 sharing of your knowledge onrepparttar 131952 subjects you are familiar with.

These courses *can* be invaluable for pre-selling your readers on your products if they are done right...

Developing your course

Decide on a subject then create your lesson plan.

Begin by making a list of topics and then depending onrepparttar 131953 number of topics separate each into an individual course lesson.

For example: five topics will become five lessons, ten topics ten lessons and so on.

Followrepparttar 131954 same format for each of your lessons.

Inrepparttar 131955 first lesson outlinerepparttar 131956 course contents and what they can hope to learn duringrepparttar 131957 course ofrepparttar 131958 lessons.

Give each lesson a number.

Each lesson should have a title.

Follow withrepparttar 131959 actual lesson.

Throughout your course you can refer to your product/s and how it can help them solve a problem withinrepparttar 131960 context ofrepparttar 131961 topic under discussion. Never however, use your course forrepparttar 131962 blatant advertising of your products and services or it will be a quick click onrepparttar 131963 unsubcribe button.

Atrepparttar 131964 end of each lesson give highlights of what to expect inrepparttar 131965 next lesson. Keep it interesting so subscribers will look forward torepparttar 131966 arrival ofrepparttar 131967 next installment.

Once you have completed your written courserepparttar 131968 next step is to sign up for a follow-up autoresponder capable of delivering your lessons at pre-determined intervals. This can be every day, or perhaps every second day for as many days required.

Autoresponders are available from

Five Free Graphics Tools

Written by Dianne Reuby

Graphics often need a bit of a tweak before you add them to your pages. Cropping, makingrepparttar background transparent, resizing, or just finding that picture that you **know** you've got somewhere on your hard drive! Irfan View can carry out all these tasks, and includes a great browser which loads atrepparttar 131949 click of a key, and displays thumbnails for you to choose from. It will also do screen captures. Available from many freeware sites (see below), you can also download from

GIF files can be "optimized" - have allrepparttar 131950 unnecessary information cut out of them. This makes them quicker to load on a web site, without affecting their quality. GifClean32 from will do this, and is very easy to use. JpgCleaner from doesrepparttar 131951 same for JPG files.

NOTE: Some clipart creators ask you not to use these tools on their graphics, asrepparttar 131952 programs can removerepparttar 131953 copyright info fromrepparttar 131954 file. So check first!

Do you want an icon for your web site? Having a "favicon" which displays in Internet Explorer address bar and favorites list can make your site stand out. GoldIcon will let you create 32x32 BMP icons. Get it from To find out more about favicons and how to use them, go to

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