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Need tips on gaining subscribers

Postby MommyEnterprises » Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:53 am

Hi everyone,

I have a newsletter called The Making Money Newsletter For Moms

For the last few months I get people that subscribe and unsubscribe to my number of subscribers has basically stayed the same.

I am looking for ways to increase my number of subscribers. I have a link to subscribe on all the pages of Mommy Enterprises. I also offer a free ebook as a gift for subscribing.

Any other tips or suggestions?

Thanks
Stefani Partin :lol:
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Postby Bonnie Lowe » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:15 pm

Hi Stefani,

Do you participate in any online discussion forums directly related to your newsletter topics?

Here's what has worked well for me. My website and newsletter focus on job interviewing techniques. I frequently participate in Monster.com's Interviewing Tips forum. Whenever I post suggestions and advice, I include my website link with my signature block. If people like what I say, they may check out my site and find the newsletter link. Something that works even better is when a question is asked about a topic that I have already written an article about in my newsletter. When I respond to that question, I give a brief answer followed up with something like this: "I recently wrote an article about this topic that you might find useful. Here's the linke if you want to check it out..." When people check on that article, they see all the other articles from my newsletters and this gets them interested in signing up.

I've also written and submitted articles to various online directories, with a resource box at the end of the article that directs people to my site and mentions the free newsletter.

And in the ebook I sell from my site, I mention the newsletter and include the link.

I hope this helps!
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Postby Carrielee » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:38 pm

Stefani,

I'm a subscriber ;)

What about ezine ad swaps?

I think there's a board at Internet Based Moms dedicated
to ezine swaps.

Carrie
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Postby kidino » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:08 pm

Hmmm ... though I have never tried all of them before, but these are some ideas
  • Get articles published in other people's website & ezine
  • Don't know how well this works but - Get ezine listed in ezine directory
  • Optimized website for SEO - hard and takes long time
  • Get ezine / web publishers to announce your new free ebook / report / script - I am actually thinking about what Duncan Carver did with his SIMA
  • Offer rebrandable ebook to ezine / web publishers - viral
  • Run ads in other people's ezine / website / PPC network
  • Participate in forums with sigs to your website
  • Particpate in co-registration
  • Follow-up new subscribers to recommend to a friend

Those are what I have for now ... I am in the process of building list as well. So would love to hear more ideas.
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:18 pm

Sure, I would love to swap ads. I have a section called Other Resourceful Newsletter that I can feature your newsletter in :)

Stefani
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:11 am

I see two newsletters or sign-up forms on your main page - this might be confusing. Why not combine them into one mailing list? Also, if you are losing subscribers at the same rate at which you are gaining them... consider ways you might retain your readers. Why do you think they are unsubscribing??

You might also find some good ideas in these threads:

http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/f ... .php?t=943

http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/f ... php?t=1358
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:21 am

The two signups on my page are

one is for my newsletter and the other is for my free ecourse.

thanks for the links :)

Stefani
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:36 am

MommyEnterprises wrote:The two signups on my page are

one is for my newsletter and the other is for my free ecourse.

thanks for the links :)

Stefani


What I am seeing is Mommy's Mailing List and The Making Money Newsletter for Moms - and then the ecourse below those...
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:14 pm

is a mailing list and a newsletter by eachother confusing?

The mailing list is for emails on updates to th site, etc.

Stefani
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:43 pm

MommyEnterprises wrote:is a mailing list and a newsletter by eachother confusing?

The mailing list is for emails on updates to th site, etc.


I think it is. Why would you not combine the two lists?
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Postby Jeff Casmer » Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:38 pm

Hello,

Discussion forums are a great way to improve your subscriber list. Credibility is very important and if your offering real substance to your posts then you earn people's trust.

Good luck!
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Postby Ladan Lashkari » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:53 am

Hi Stefani,

Why don't you put a subscription form - instead of just a link - at the bottom of your pages? So you'll make it easier for your visiors to subscribe.

I used to do it back when I published my Creative Email Marketing newsletter and it was very effective.
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Postby Mpress » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:25 pm

Ok I know this thread is kind of old, but submitting your e-zine to e-zine directories really works well. I submitted my e-zine to http://www.new-list.com and got about 20+ new subscribers every day for a week. But after that i'm getting a subscriber every now and then from New-List. But 100+ new subscribers for free? You can't beat that.

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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:49 pm

Thanks for the link, Mike ;)

By the way, I checked out your site (PassiveIncomeInfo.com) and look forward to browsing around there. I have a site and upcoming guide dedicated to the same topic: www.PassiveIncomeGuide.com - perhaps we could share resources sometime and work together in the near future with some co-promotion etc.
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Postby Jeff Casmer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:58 pm

Mike,

Its an oldie but a goodie.......list your ezine in as many directories as you can but make sure you have a good description for your ezine.....this is crucial since these directories have thousands of ezines....

Good Luck!
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