When you start selling your books and other products, you’re going to need a mailing list. I started one last month, called the Road to Full Time. I’m really glad I started one.
- It allows me to talk at length about my actual step by step process to becoming a full time writer.
- People who sign up for newsletters are actively saying, “I like what you have to say, and I would like to see more than you post on your site.” That feels good.
- When my books start coming out, I’ll be able to let the people who like me most hear about them, and offer specials.
- It’s one of the most cost efficient ways to advertise. Remember, you have to do all of your advertising when you’re a self published author.
The trouble is, I have very little time, and not a lot of money to spend. So, I started using MailChimp for my newsletter.
If you don’t want to sign up for my newsletter, click there anyway to see how easy MailChimp works. Seriously, I just copied some code and attached it to that text. It takes no time.
As for creating the newsletters, it is also easy. That was really important to me. I have worked for a lot of newspapers and newsletters for different organizations I’ve belonged to over the years. You know what the worse thing about those were? Page layout. It sucks a lot. MailChimp is by far the easiest program I’ve used for it. Which is nice because I don’t want to be worrying about page layout. I want to be worried about the content.
This is one of those things that you set up, and forget about it until you’re ready to make a new newsletter. Images are easy to upload, and you can write articles right on the template, same as on WordPress.
So this week, check out MailChimp. And let me know if you make your own newsletter. I’m excited to see them.