E-mail newsletters, also known as e-zines, are an inexpensive and effective method of keeping in touch with your readers. Delivering your message directly to their e-mail box is a great way to avoid a lot of the noise of social media. As long as your e-mails aren’t spam (requiring confirmation of all subscriptions will help with this) you can also use your e-zine to make some money, too. Here are three of the easiest ways to start making money with your e-mail newsletter.
Selling Advertising Yourself
Often the most reliable way to make money with your e-zine is by selling the advertising space yourself. The most difficult part of doing this is finding a sponsor. The first place to promote yourself should always be your e-zine! Let your readers know that you accept advertisements and to contact you if interested. Post advertising and contact information on your website for prospective clients to find. Look for websites that complement your topic and send them an e-mail asking them if they would like to advertise. You never know until you ask!
Affiliate Programs & Networks
Affiliate networks like Max Bounty provide an opportunity for you to make money on a cost-per-action basis. This can be as simple as referring a visitor who signs up for a free subscription or downloads a game. Pay-per-sale affiliate programs such as Amazon will reward you with a portion of each sale you refer. The key to successful affiliate marketing is finding affiliate programs and/or products that are targeted to your audience. For instance, if your e-zine contains tips for stay at home moms, you should find an affiliate program that contains a product or service targeted toward moms. There are plenty of affiliate programs to pick from, and internet forums (such as the Warrior Forum) are a good place to research and discuss which affiliate programs give the best results.
Fun Page Exchange – Pay Per Click
Selling your own e-zine advertising space can be difficult. Obtaining leads and sales can be frustrating as well, as the results can often be very unpredictable. A unique alternative to traditional e-zine advertising is the Fun Page Exchange pay per click program. Fun Page Exchange pays on a per-click basis for promoting fun links and games. Instead of bombarding your readers with advertising, you get paid to share fun content. Since it’s pay per click, you don’t need to worry about converting leads or making sales. And there are always hundreds of different links available to promote in your e-mail newsletter!