As a business owner you may be looking for ways to increase visits to your site and ultimately, purchases from your business. To do this, you need to constantly put yourself in front of your past, current, and future customers.
One way to do this is with a newsletter. You need to put yourself in front of people on at least a monthly basis. If its at all possible, its better to do your newsletter on a weekly basis.
There are several ways you can create your newsletter. You can use your own email or you can use a program. There are free and paid programs you can use.
Free newsletter programs
Free programs usually have ads either at the top or the bottom of the newsletter. You have no control of what ads will appear, so you run the risk of having something that is in direct relation to what you offer or it may be something you wouldn’t want your readers to see or read.
To find free programs to use, do a Google search and see what you can find. You need to research each program that you find to see which one will work best for your needs. You will want to check to see if you have a maximum number of newsletters you can send for free. You will also want to see if there are a maximum number of subscribers you can have. Some programs will cap one or both of these for free users.
Paid Newsletter programs
Paid programs are better than free programs in many ways. You are able to use more themes, add pictures, and send out more newsletters. Most times with free programs, you either can’t use themes and pictures or you are very limited as to what you can use. With paid programs you have a large array of options.
Two of the most popular programs are constantcontact.com and aweber.com. Both of these programs allow you to use themes they provide or you can create your own based on headers and colors. You pay for a certain number of members and pictures.
One huge advantage to using a paid program is it looks professional. The more professional it looks, the more likely you are to have subscribers stay with you and refer you to others.
When you create your newsletters, you need to make sure that you are supplying your readers with high quality content. You also need to make sure you are creating content that is useful and helpful to your readers. You don’t want to use your newsletter to constantly advertise your business and add nothing else to it. It is ok to advertise your business and that’s important, but you don’t want to use your entire newsletter for this.
People want to read newsletters that will help them in some way or another. When you do this on a regular basis, you will grow your reader counts and you will keep your subscribers reading each time you create it.
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