Ryze - Business Networking Get a Coderbuddy developer now
www.coderbuddy.com

"I Highly Recommend Them" - Magnitude.io CEO; US timezone; affordable rates; Silicon Valley leadership
Get your software built!
Buy Ethereum and Bitcoin
Get started with Cryptocurrency investing
Home Invite Friends Networks Friends classifieds
Home

Apply for Membership

About Ryze


Ezine Publishing Cafe
Previous Topic | Next Topic | Topics
The Ezine Publishing Cafe Network is not currently active and cannot accept new posts
Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....Views: 1413
Mar 15, 2006 2:34 pmYour Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

lisa micklin
We've had a lot of new members join the cafe lately, and surely some of you have questions about ezine publishing! So what are they? Bring them on, we have a wonderful pool of brilliant publishing minds here who would love to help you!

Jane's feeling lonely http://www.ryze.com/posttopic.php?topicid=652893&confid=390 and wants to talk ezines, so bring it on!

Best to all,
lisa
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Start Your Ezine Now
http://StartYourEzine.com
Ezine Hosting in a Spam-Free Environment
http://EZezine.com

Private Reply to lisa micklin

Mar 27, 2006 2:56 pmre: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Marc Lambert
How does one get started?
Where/How does one best find an audience?

I did an email newsletter for a local ministry for several years. I have since moved on, but miss the experience. I had a lot of fun. A friend of mine, who co-wrote a weekly article with me in the newsletter recently expressed a desire to revive our article, we just have no outlet.
I've had interest in starting a newsletter or ezine type thing anyway. Before, I already had an existing audience and everything I needed. Just had to make it and hit "send."

Solo, however, I am starting from scratch, and not sure what would be best to do or where to even start.

Any ideas?

Private Reply to Marc Lambert

Mar 31, 2006 3:24 pmre: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

lisa micklin
Hi Marc,

I was hoping some other publishers would jump in on your question before I did, but maybe everyone's sitting here with the same burning question! :-)

Not to get promotional on you, but I recommend checking out my e-book "Start Your Ezine: The Fluff-Free Guide for the New Publisher." It's available at http://StartYourEzine.com.

I wrote it for folks just like you in mind and it covers pretty much everything you would ever need to know to get started including interactive worksheets to help you get going.

On a more general level, some things to keep in mind:
~ Quality of your list is more important than the Quantity of your list. In other words, be willing to take the time to thoughtfully grow your list with subscribers who want to receive your ezine, not just as many subs as you can get.

~ Valuable content: Offer them value via your content in every issue of your ezine. This will help them eagerly await each issue and position you as someone valuable in your field.

~ Don't overcommit: don't start a daily or a weekly just because you are excited now. It's unprofessional not to deliver your ezine when you say you are going to just because you get burnt out. Start slowly with a monthly. You can always increase the frequency.

~ Remember*why* you are publishing your ezine at all times!

These are just a few ideas off the top of my head. Keep us posted on your launch, and if you have any other questions, ask.

Best,
lisa
~~~~~~~~~~~~

Start Your Ezine Now
http://StartYourEzine.com
Ezine Hosting in a Spam-Free Environment
http://EZezine.com

Private Reply to lisa micklin

Mar 31, 2006 4:44 pmre: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Marc Lambert
Lisa,

Thanks for the input. I was already debating on the frequency and content along the same lines you mentioned. I also kinda needed to hear the "quality" vs "quantity" comment about subscribers. Good thing to be reminded of.
Again, thanks.

Good day and God bless,
marC

Private Reply to Marc Lambert

Mar 15, 2007 12:49 pmre: re: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Maryann Caravaglia
Hello, I am Maryann Caravaglia.

I am a new member. I edit an Online Bridal Magazine.
I don't email it to people, they have to find it on
the internet. Would it be considered an ezine?

I was wondering if I should start sending a portion of
the magazine to people, like one of the articles. This
might get them interested in going to the magazine.

It would take some time, but I think it might get
results.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank You

Maryann

Private Reply to Maryann Caravaglia

Mar 16, 2007 12:56 amre: re: re: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Jan Verhoeff
You might try sending out intro bits to your online magazine as an email ezine.

I've done that a lot with one of mine and it works well.

Just a paragraph or so to entice them to come to the site and read.

Be sure to include capture info and a referral process so they can refer others to your ezine.

Jan Verhoeff

http://brandyourmarket.com

Private Reply to Jan Verhoeff

Mar 16, 2007 2:24 amre: re: re: re: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Maryann Caravaglia
Thank You Jan Verhoeff,

I like your idea of using a mini ezine to promote
my magazine.

I could design one for brides and one to target wedding
vendors. Wedding Vendors advertise in my magazine.

Thank You,

Maryann

Private Reply to Maryann Caravaglia

Mar 16, 2007 2:29 pmre: re: re: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

lisa micklin
Hi Maryann,

I'm with Jan on this one. Just make sure that you get folks to properly double opt-in to your list, don't just assume that because they gave you their info at a show or what not that they want to receive your ezine, we don't want to see you get into trouble with your 1st issue!

Other things you can do to entice subscriber sign up:
~ On your magazine site, post your subscription form loud and clear on every page.
~ Offer incentives (free report, etc...) for people who sign up
~ Maybe run a contest in which you draw the winner from monthly new subscribers.

Keep us posted,
lisa
~~~~~~~~~~~~

EZezine Live! Discussion Forum for Ezine Publishers
http://live.ezezine.com
Start Your Ezine Now
http://StartYourEzine.com

Private Reply to lisa micklin

Mar 16, 2007 2:52 pmre: re: re: re: re: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Maryann Caravaglia
Hellol

That sounds like great advice Lisa Micklin,

I think on the first issue I send out, I will ask the
bride or vendor to sign up if they would like to receive
future issues of the newsletter.

A monthly ezine just might be what I need to get brides and
vendors to the website more often.

I've got a lot to work on.

Thank You

Maryann

Private Reply to Maryann Caravaglia

Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pmre: Your Burning Questions about Ezine Publishing....#

Angela Strunk
I am trying to drive more traffic to my e-zine. I have read that affiliates is a good way to do this. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Looking forward to your response.
Angela Strunk
http://www.totalhealthmbs.com

Private Reply to Angela Strunk

Previous Topic | Next Topic | Topics

Back to Ezine Publishing Cafe





Ryze Admin - Support   |   About Ryze



Ryze Android preview app

Testing Gets Real: blog on A/B testing, building businesses with feedback loops, by Adrian Scott

© Ryze Limited. Ryze is a trademark of Ryze Limited.  Terms of Service, including the Privacy Policy