Easy Ezine Promotion

Written by Terri Seymour

If you have a website or e-business, you should definitely consider publishing an ezine. Once you have maderepparttar decision to publish an ezine and decided onrepparttar 124381 content, you now must learn how to promote your newsletter. There are many easy and free ways to promote your new ezine.

Here are some of my favorites: Ezine Directories

There are hundreds of ezine directories onrepparttar 124382 web in which you can list your ezine for FREE. You might be asked to run their ad in your ezine or on your site in return forrepparttar 124383 free service. This is a good idea anyway, becauserepparttar 124384 more people that readrepparttar 124385 directory,repparttar 124386 more people that see YOUR listing. Here are a few to get you going.

http://www.absoluteauthority.com/ezines/ http://www.bestezines.com/ http://www.cumuli.com/ezines/verify/default.ldml http://www.escribe.com/ http://www.ezineadsource.com/ http://www.ezinesearch.com/search-it/ezine/ http://www.ezine-universe.com/ http://www.e-zinez.com/ http://www.list-universe.com/

Announcement Lists

Announcement lists are a great way to getrepparttar 124387 word out about your ezine. Subscribe torepparttar 124388 lists and be sure to followrepparttar 124389 guidelines for posting on each list. Once you get established onrepparttar 124390 lists, you should drop your postings to about once a month or every other week. This will prevent "overloading" people with your ad. Get started with these lists.

GET their email addresses on YOUR newsletter

Written by Richard Igoe

In today's competitive world of internet marketing, it is essential to be able to communicate with your prospects. Any visitor that has found your website is probably already interested in your product or service, so to convince them to buy you need to get their email addresses on your newsletter.

This is a simple 2-step process. 1) Set up a form to captureyour visitors email addresses. 2) Set up a system to distribute your newsletter.


If you don't you will be losing 70% of your potential customers. You need to be able to remind them to come back to your site and to inform them of special offers or new products or services.

You should place your form strategically on your home page where it will be noticed. It does not have to be large. A simple box onrepparttar side ofrepparttar 124380 page will do fine.

Something I learnt from Mark Joyner (ForeverWeb and ROIBOT) is that if you includerepparttar 124381 word "BECAUSE" your newsletter subscription will skyrocket. Give your visitors a reason to subscribe. You could offer them free information, access to a members area, or something that will be of real value to them. You can get some ideas from our "free" page on our website.

Remember, don't ask for too many details or you will scare your prospects away. However you can easily ask them for their name and email address. You should also clearly state your privacy policy - let your visitors know that you are not going to distribute their addresses to third parties.

If you are paying for website hosting you almost certainly have a cgi-bin which will allow you to set up a form. Some free website hosts however do not give you a cgi bin because of security issues.

If cgi scripts are beyond you atrepparttar 124382 moment, you can get a free form at Bravenet.com. With this option you don't need to know how to uploadrepparttar 124383 scripts. All you will have to do is copy and paste some HTML code onto your webpage. Bravenet hosts your form and sends you a notification whenever someone submits it.

For those who don't know, a form works like this. You upload a form script torepparttar 124384 "cgi-bin" on your website server (where you host your site). You then put some HTML code on your webpage. When someone fills inrepparttar 124385 form and clicks onrepparttar 124386 "Submit" or "Send" button,repparttar 124387 information is sent torepparttar 124388 "cgi bin" on your website server. The script you have put on your server (form handler) "handles" this information and sends you repparttar 124389 results ofrepparttar 124390 form. It will take you a few hours to get it to work properly, but believe me, if you are getting website traffic and don't yet have a form, you are certainly losing sales.

A form will also allow you to redirectrepparttar 124391 visitor to a thank-you page. Take advantage of this and make sure you redirect them to your special offer page.

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