Posted Saturday, January 15, 2005
Having a business on the internet is different than having a traditional marketing or sales business. When you operate a business from a store, one of the traditional ways of establishing relationships with your customers is the meet and greet method. You greet your customers in the store and talk to them a bit and this helps build trust and establish yourself with the customer. However, on the internet, this method must be done completely different.
If you have a website through which you sell products of any kind, you must find a way to build relationships with your potential customers. One of the most effective ways of doing this on the web is by publishing your own ezine or newsletter.
Through your ezine you can keep your customers informed of any new products or information on your site. By doing this you keep prospects coming back to your site. Of course, you want to have an interesting and effective website, but that is another article. :)
When you start your ezine there are some guidelines you should follow.
*Do not make your newsletter one big ad for your product or business. Keep your readers updated about your products, but also provide other information.
*Follow a clean, easy-to-read format for your ezine. Do not put so many squiggles and lines and other "decorations" that might make it hard for people to read your ezine.
*Provide useful, helpful content. Links, informative articles, and resources are a few of the things you should provide.
*Put your personality into your ezine. People will respond to you more if you make it more personal.
*Ask for and listen to your readers' comments on your ezine. You are publishing your newsletter for your readers, so you should try to do what they ask.
*Enjoy making contact with your readers and publishing an effective and informative ezine. Treat your readers with respect and courtesy and they will reciprocate.
If you are unsure of how to get started with your ezine, here are a few sites that can help you get
Ezine publishing is very essential to your business success. With some time and effort, you can have a very successful ezine. Good luck to you in your publishing and business ventures!
About the Author
Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com MyOwnEzine.com is a website, ezine and service which provides the resources, tools, guidance and more to help you start, publish and promote your own ezine. You can contact Terri at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe at mailto:email@example.com or visit (http://www.myownezine.com) for lots more info.