Newsletters are a wonderful way to market your business when on a budget. You can opt to write them yourself or hire a writer to do the job for you.
Newsletters do not have to be long and involved. They do not have to contain a specific number of pages. In fact, many readers prefer a newsletter that can be digested in a matter of a few minutes as opposed to one that is several pages in length.
When writing your newsletter, try to be basic, provide important, relevant information. While it is acceptable to include such content as humor pieces, puzzles, trivia or even recipes, remember the main purpose of your newsletter is to sell your product or service and to increase your customer base.
One of the most important elements of a newsletter is the title. Not only the main title itself but also the title of each separate news piece, as well. You want something that will peak your customer's interest? grab their attention.
There are many companies that offer low cost newsletter management packages, for businesses of all sizes. They are well worth the money when you consider the time you save when utilizing this service. Depending on the size of your newsletter (number of pages) and the number of subscribers that receive your newsletter each month, you can literally save hours of work with one of these packages.
Most of these budget newsletter services offer free trial periods, online tutorials and some form of live help, via either a toll-free number or live online option. They do their best to offer more, to ensure you will choose their particular service.
You should be able to find one of these services by doing a simple online search. Packages start at just $10.00 per month. Many offer a 30-day free trial, unlimited subscriber lists, unlimited email layouts and unlimited campaigns. Some also offer image hosting which eliminates the need to place newsletter images on your website.
Submit your newsletter information to various no-cost online newsletter directories or submit a press release. You will certainly notice an increase in subscriber numbers. You won't receive hundreds of subscribers overnight, but you will attract readers that probably would not have found you otherwise. Let's face it, every new subscriber is a potential customer and obtaining new customers is what you are striving for!
Newsletters do work. With a little effort on your part they will work for you, even if your marketing budget is a small one.
Copyright 2005 Paul Jesse
Paul Jesse is a retired government employee and author of numerous home business articles. http://www.breastfeedbaby.com