Effective In Advertising Your Online Business
"Ezines are the most cost effective way to advertise your
business opportunity". I'm sure youve heard that phrase
many times if youve been marketing on the internet for
a while. But is that a myth or a fact?
An Internet Marketer once advertised that he can guarantee
$1,000 profit for the user within weeks if he used the
techniques outlined in his ebook.
And the secret of the ebook - advertise in Ezines using
$2,000 and you are guaranteed success unless your
product is useless. Well, I didn't try it at the time because
I couldn't find $2,000 lying about in the house or in my
bank account. However, it does show the belief people have
There are 3 types of ads in Ezines:
These are small ads which you can find at the bottom of
newsletters. There is limited space in these ads therefore
your ads have to be eye-catching. Classified Ads in ezines
are cheap and sometimes free due to its limited space and
location which is at the end of the ezine.
These ads are placed at the top of the newsletter and
sometimes in the middle. Some ezines have more than
one sponsor ads. Sponsor ads are more expensive than
Classified ads and can contain more words so your ad
can be more descriptive. Sponsor ads are more effective
than Classified Ads as their position in the newsletter is
Solo ads is the most effective way out of the three types
of ads for generating response.
Solo ads fill up a whole email which only contains your
advertisement. The newsletter is sent on your behalf to
its subscribers. Thus your ad will have the biggest
exposure. Solo ads are more expensive than Sponsor
ads but more effective.
"Great. Super. Fantastic. So what's your advice Alan?"
My advice is: advertising in Ezines does work. And it works
very well. Some people don't think so because after placing
some ads and seeing very little or no response they think they
have proven that Ezine advertising is a lie used by Ezines
Well I can tell you now that they are getting poor responses
because they have not followed the rules for advertising
successfully in Ezines.
Rules in Advertising in Ezines Successfully
- If you can, save money and advertise using Solo ads.
They have the best chances of being read by the
subscribers and they have no other ads distracting
or competing against.
- Work on your subject line. Even with Solo Ads, people
will not open your email if the subject is of no interest to
them. Subjects which promises massive fortunes in a few
days will get deleted with second thoughts.
- Work on your Content. After the subscribers open
your email, your next task is to try and get them
to read the content. So make damn sure your content
is interesting and enticing enough for them to take some
action. Believe the saying: Content is King.
- When youre advertising other peoples products using
affiliate programs do not send the visitors to the products
website. I think people are crazy when they do this.
The reason is that you are sending traffic to other peoples
websites and if they wont buy youve lost that lead for
good. Therefore the aim of you ad is to capture their email
address so that you can advertise to them again and again.
If they dont buy product A then you can advertise Product
B to them. Now dont you think that makes more sense?
- Advertise in well known Ezines and which are related
the topic you are advertising. Advertising stock
recommendations to Golf enthusiasts will surely give you
a terrible response rate.
- For Classified ads, make sure you are advertising in large
numbers such as 100,000. Not many people read Classified
ads and you will be listed among other ads as well.
(However, you might get lucky if your headline is attractive
To end this article Im going to share a secret with you on
what I think is the best and cheapest way to advertise in
Ezines: write your own articles and ask the Ezine Publishers
if they are interested in sending out your articles in an issue
of their newsletter.
Now, lets think about this for a moment. Your own article
is published in ezines and placed on their websites. People
who write articles are given more respect and are trusted
more. Plus your articles will stay on some websites for
years which also means that it will generate traffic for years.
The traffic is generated with a resource box you can put at
the bottom of your article. You can put your URL there and
also write a little bit of background about yourself.
You are creating a name for yourself on the internet scene
and you are also generating leads which you can email your
recommendations to. There is no cost for you when
publishers decide to include your article, so the only cost
coming out of you is the time needed to write the article.
In my opinion, writing articles for ezines is the most
effective way to advertise using ezines. Not to mention its
cheap and will generate traffic even after many months.
If you want to know which ezines to advertise in, the cost,
number of subscribers and what services are available that
can help you in publish your articles, please send an email
to my autoresponder at:
About the Author
Alan Cheng, is the owner of http://www.onlinemoneymachine.com
the membership site to help beginners setup a profit
generating online business. With all the right tools to setup
your website and advertise effectively. You can contact Alan at
The Step By Step Guide to
Creating and Promoting Your Ezine: (by Karon Thackston) The author walks
you step by step through every single element of creating and promoting an ezine. If
you are serious about effectively promoting your business and building profitable
relationships with your customers using email marketing read this ebook first.
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