Archive for Email Marketing Tips

Video Tutorial: Scheduling Posts

Scheduling PostsDo you get brainstorms for your blog ideas all at once? Did you know you can create draft blogs and schedule them into the future? Watch this video to learn how to schedule your WordPress (self-hosted) posts for future delivery to your subscribers:

Then visit these 2 tutorial posts to learn how to use AWeber to create your blog broadcast and brand your email template:

Tutorial: Email Marketing with AWeber

Make a Blog Newsletter with AWeber

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Tutorial: Email Marketing with AWeber

Have you wanted to create an email subscription process that compliments the look and feel of your WordPress site?  Look no further than AWeber, a monthly service based on the number of your subscribers.

With AWeber, you can:

  • create a branded email list for each of your categories, or just one.
  • create custom branded subscription forms to place on your site
  • create custom branded autoresponders and follow-up emails
  • create custom branded e-newsletters
  • create custom branded blog broadcasts (your feed pulled into a custom email template to match the look and feel of your site)

As far as I am aware, AWeber is the only premium email marketing service that seamlessly integrates with your WordPress blog (your RSS feed) to automatically generate a branded email for your subscribers. AWeber calls this a “blog broadcast” and it can save business owners a lot of time with email marketing because once the blog broadcast is setup, all you have to do is publish your WordPress post and your latest information goes out through your RSS feed into the branded email to your subscribers. Well worth the money when you consider the time savings here!

Another benefit of paying for AWeber is the customer service available by phone or live chat. If you are having any technical issues, just give the kind folks at AWeber a call and they will guide you along! Here are some videos that demonstrate the value of using AWeber for your email marketing campaigns:

Send Your First Email Newsletter Today – AWeber Communications

This tutorial is part of a series of e-courses created by Cat Scholz to empower you with using the self-hosted version of WordPress to achieve your internet marketing goals. Get more information and/or sign up:

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The problem with using Feedburner for email marketing

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Your WordPress site (or blog) comes with an RSS Feed.  Google’s free Feedburner service takes that feed and converts it to a universal format.  With Feedburner, you can also activate useful tools including a free email subscription form which allows visitors to subscribe to your feed.

The one major drawback with using Feedburner for email marketing is that you cannot edit the email template (which means you can’t add any custom branding besides your photo).  Here is a screenshot of what my most recent Feedburner email looks like:

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Don’t yet have a budget for a premium email marketing service?  I can help you create a custom branded e-newsletter using your WordPress blog (this is what I do with my e-newsletter). Here is what my e-newsletter currently looks like:

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See the difference?  Once the process is set up, you can focus on writing your blog post and then your content will go out by email to your list.  You can save some serious money by going this route instead of hiring someone to custom design your e-newsletter every time you want to publish! Want to get started?

Here to help you make your finest dreams come true,

Catherine

P.S. I can also set up your blog to publish excerpts to Facebook, Twitter, and other social websites with my social media package.  Another great way to maximize your online presence!

Make a Blog Newsletter with AWeber

Here is my step-by-step guide for making a Blog Broadcast (or newsletter) using AWeber:

  1. Login to your AWeber account
  2. Create your list – visit this video tutorial for help:

  1. Create your Blog Broadcast – follow this tutorial at AWeber
  2. Publish your WordPress post and voila! Your blog content will now be delivered to your subscribers in your branded email template.

Visit AWeber’s tutorial videos page for a complete set of video tutorials on using AWeber for email marketing.

If you need technical support, you can call AWeber at +1 877-293-2371 and a friendly, English-speaking technical support specialist will help you out.

Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog

Written on August 15th, 2005 at 01:08 pm by Darren Rowse

Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog

One way that I’ve experimented with to build community and loyalty among readers on my blogs is to offer readers a free regular newsletter.

I’ve found that since started using newsletters that it’s added a new dimension of community to my blogs. Newsletter days have higher traffic for starters and there seems to be a growing relationship between many subscribers and myself. The newsletter isn’t the only reason for this but it’s had an impact.

Interestingly the rise of blogging has actually been the death of some newsletter publishers who have moved to blogging as a medium to communicating with readers and making an income – whilst my preferred medium is definitely blogging I see a number of benefits of combining email newsletters and blogs together as part of a wider web strategy. Let me share a few.

Read more here: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/08/15/why-email-newsletters-can-improve-your-blog/