THE WHAT RING? EzineRing - not a WebRing, but very similar. An EzineRing is basically an alliance or community of e-publishers, preferably all in same field, who work to promote each other's ezines.
GROW YOUR LIST. For e-publishers, an EzineRing can provide a new and ever-growing source of targeted subscribers, ensuring future success and profitability of your venture.
WORKING SAMPLE. Each ezine displays a text box with links to "next" and "previous" ezine samples in ring, as well as a "full list" containing short ads for each ring member. This allows your subscribers to sample and subscribe to ezines in ring.
WOULD PEOPLE BOTHER? Ezine publishing is fast becoming fashionable, not to mention smart, thing to do. There is now so much choice that your subscribers want to know which ezines are worth subscribing to. EzineRings can alleviate this problem entirely. No single ezine can hope to cover everything on a particular topic; an EzineRing, however, can claim to do just this - giving your subscribers exactly what they want.
THE "A" LIST. Creating an EzineRing is not that hard. You need to draw up a list of e-publishers that you wish to be associated with. Choose publications that complement your ezine - look for good presentation, and content that adds to your own. Subscriber numbers are not so important. Any targeted (on your niche subject) and well-written ezine will be an asset within your ring.
POST YOUR INVITATIONS. Send your list an invitation to join your EzineRing. Here's a sample letter complete with instructions:
I'm setting up a free EzineRing for [your ezine name] and have selected [their ezine name] to join. The idea is very similar to webrings that allow surfers to move from site to site in ring. An EzineRing allows a targeted audience to request a free sample and also to subscribe to your ezine. A great way to increase your subscriber base!
You only need to send me a short text ad [you may want to specify a length] promoting your ezine. This ad must contain an autoresponder link to a free ezine sample. The deadline for this is March 1, 2000.
I will then send you a small text box that must be placed in every issue of your ezine. It will contain autoresponder links to a full list of participating ezines, and previous and next ezine samples in ring.
I hope to hear from you shortly. This is a great promotional opportunity for your ezine - so don't miss out.
[Your Name] [Your Signature File]
LINKS IN THE RING. Once you've received all your ads, you'll need access to a free autoresponder - an email message that is sent out automatically and *immediately* upon request. Two free autoresponder services: