You've decided. You know it is critical to your online success, and you are ready to jump in and become an Ezine Publisher. Good for you! You are headed in right direction.
No doubt, biggest hurdle you'll find along this road is simple getting started. The easy part is actually developing your idea, setting up your format, deciding on your content, how to mail it out, etc. That's a breeze. No problem.
The challenge comes after that is all finished. Now you need to start enlisting subscribers.
Get ready to work!
First of all, you MUST face facts. Some recent statistics tell us that there are AT LEAST 300,000 ezines out there. And every one of those ezine are competing for same subscribers!!
So, are you one of those that, when faced with those kinds of facts, promptly gets discouraged? Then, maybe you need to face another fact: You may be in wrong business! But if you're one of those who is motivated by a challenge, then read on.
First of all, building a successful subscriber list IS a challenge. But it is NOT impossible, if you know what you're doing, and also what everyone else is doing.
If you're willing to work harder than most ezine publishers, you will get your share of subscriber market. One reason? A large majority of new ezine publisher, create their ezine, place a subscribe form on their site, submit it to a handful of ezine directories, and proceed to sit back and wait for onslaught of sign-ups. NOT!
Building a subscriber list is a multi-tasker's dream! The secret is in numbers. Number of places you get your information, number of different methods you use, numbers, numbers, numbers! ( Work, work, work.)
But, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's get back to just getting started. That was hurdle we were talking about. If you are stuck in that overwhelming land of "I don't know where to start", then here are 4 ways you can jump start your subscriber list. Start here, and I promise, ball will start rolling.
1. Submit to Ezine Directories and Announcement Lists.
EVERY ONE YOU CAN FIND! Remember, numbers. Here are a list of some of best ones to get you started. Do a search for Ezine Directories.
http://www.bestezines.com http://www.ezineaction.com http://www.ezineadvertising.com http://www.ezine-dir.com http://www.ezinelibrary.com http://www.ezinelocater.com http://www.ezine-marketing.com http://www.ezinesearch.com http://www.ezinesplus.com http://www.ezinestoday.com http://www.ezine-swap.com http://www.ezine-universe.com
Most will ask for a description of your ezine. A well- written description can make all difference in whether folks choose to subscribe. As you're looking at these directories, make note of descriptions that catch your eye.
You might want to check out a great piece of software called Ezine Announcer. Takes most of pain and tedious-ness out of this submission process. http://wetrack.it/eza/af.cgi?47