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Starting an Ezine from Scratch

By Brandy Bonnett
Posted Sunday, January 16, 2005

Starting an ezine, or online newsletter, is a great way to keep in touch with customers and build your profits. There are many low cost and free ways of building subscribers. Unlike traditional advertising, you can advertise to your list over and over. You can also allow others to purchase advertising in your newsletter.

Several website owners will send you subscribers for free and in turn you will give each subscriber a free one time ad. The disadvantage to this is that some subscribers will unsubscribe as soon as you run their free ad.
(http://www.10dollars20ads.com)
(http://www.twodollarads.com)
(http://www.maxcashfast.com)
(http://adhomebase.com)

To build your newsletter quickly several sites allow you to pay a fee per subscriber. You will usually pay a fee of 20-30 cents per subscriber. This is a great way to build your ezine, the downside is that it is expensive.
(http://www.funezines.com)
(http://www.newsletters4free.com)
(http://www.fun-lotto.com)
(http://www.itsaworld.net/powersub)

One of the best ways to build your ezine is to write articles for other newsletters and include a promotion of your newsletter at the bottom of the article. Many editors accept article submissions from writers who are knowledgeable about the subject matter of their newsletter. You can write the editor individually and ask if they accept articles or you can go to an article submission sites. A few of the better article submission sites are listed below.
(http://www.marketing-seek.com)
(http://www.ezine-ads-ezine-advertising.com)
(http://www.websource.net)

The next step to starting an ezine is getting a listserver. This tool allows you to easily add contact to your list and send messages to hundreds or thousands of people at once. Many free listservers including topica and yahoo groups exist on the web. However, it may be to your advantage to pay for a more advanced listserver with no advertisements.
(http://www.topica.com)
(http://www.yahoogroups.com)
(http://www.optinlightning.com)
(http://www.responsys.com)
(http://www.add2it.com)

About the Author
Brandy Bonnett is the publisher of the ezine Steps to Freedom. Steps to Freedom is dedicated to helping readers achieve financial freedom. Subscribe now at (http://www.stepstofreedom). Our ebook package is located at (http://www.stepstofreedom.net/ebooks)