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Get More Subscribers! Part 1
by Terri Seymour

Publishing an ezine can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. It can also be very challenging! One of these challenges is getting subscribers. There are many ways to obtain these subscribers that are both free and very effective. The methods listed below are the ones that have produced the best results for me.

The first step in getting subscribers is to produce a good quality ezine that is loaded with useful  content. Throw in some personality, a little fun and you will have a winning ezine.

*Writing Articles - Writing articles has brought me more subscribers than any other promotion. When I started writing articles, I didn't think there was
any way that my articles would get published. I have always wanted to be a writer, but didn't think I could do it. It is not as hard as you might think.

Think of some subjects you would like to write your article about and just sit down and write as if you are talking to a friend. Just tell that friend all the information you think he/she needs to know on that subject. By the time you are done you will have an article. Read over it out loud and see how it sounds. Make any changes necessary and then when it sounds right you are ready to submit it. There are many sites and email lists where you can submit your articles. Below are some of these places:

Websites:
http://www.connectionteam.com/art.html
http://www.ezinearticles.com/
http://www.ideamarketers.com
http://www.makingprofit.com/
http://www.marketing-seek.com/articles/submit.shtml
http://www.netterweb.com/articles/
http://www.smarteremarketing.com
http://www.the-best-list-site-in-the-world.com/lotsart.html

Email Lists:
mailto:Article_Depot-subscribe@topica.com
mailto:articles_archives-subscribe@egroups.com
mailto:Free-Content-subscribe@onelist.com
mailto:PublishInYours-subscribe@onelist.com
mailto:article_announce-subscribe@egroups.com

*Helping Newbies - When you have built your reputation and established yourself as someone who knows what they are talking about, you will start getting emails from  Newbies and people with questions about starting or improving their business. You should take the time to answer each and every email as quickly and efficiently ad possible. This will confirm your reputation and bring you more subscribers and more people asking questions. This to me, is one of the best parts of this job.

It is a great feeling of satisfaction, pride, and accomplishment when you receive an email from someone who has been helped by one of your emails, articles, your ezine or from information on your site. If you cannot answer the person's question, try to direct them to a site or person that can. You cannot be expected to know everything, but sometimes all people want is a little guidance or direction then they will take over for themselves. We have all been there and we should all take a little time to help the ones that are there now. It will help you just as much as you are helping them.

*Ad Swaps - Ad swaps are a very effective way of getting subscribers. You want to find other publishers with ezines similar to yours and trade ads with them. You run their ad and they will run yours. This helps both sides, which is another plus. You should swap ads with publishers no matter how many subscribers they have. Do not tell a publisher they do not have enough subscribers for a swap. This happened to me once and I have never forgotten it. I swap with ezines with one subscriber or 10,000. If you do not know where to find other publishers, try these places:

Ad Swap Lists:

http://globeclubs.theglobe.com/clubs/adswappers
mailto:Ezine-Ad-Swaps-subscribe@topica.com
mailto:AdSwapsforYou-subscribe@egroups.com
mailto:swap_it-subscribe@listbot.com
mailto:EzineAdSwap-subscribe@topica.com
mailto:ezineadexchange-subscribe@topica.com
mailto:LB-Ad_Swaps-subscribe@egroups.com

 

Ezine Directories:

http://www.freezineweb.com/ad-swaps1.html
http://209.53.3.96/newsletters/bins/ad_swap.asp
http://www.list-city.com/adexdb.html
http://www.netterweb.com/ezines/
http://www.webheadcentral.com/ezine.html

In Part 2 of Get More Subscribers, I will share with you more of the best ways (in my experience) of getting more subscribers. These include message boards, email discussion lists and more. So do not give up, keep promoting and you WILL get more subscribers!

 

About the Author:

Terri Seymour and her husband Terry offer a no-cost, non-MLM home business opportunity. They strive to help you build a successful home business. They also provide a website building  service. Take advantage of the gifts, resources & more provided for your home and business at http://www.seymourproducts.com FREE ecourse at: business-building-ecourse@getresponse.com

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