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Free Newsletter Templates

Make sure you use templates to save time when you’re formatting your newsletter. Use free newsletter templates like ours and experience less formatting problems. Newsletters templates is the easiest way to avoid most of the tedious work of formatting your newsletter each time you write a new issue.

Our goal is to help you do it by offering you newsletter resources like templates, software, formatting guides and newsletter and ezine relevant knowledge, that will help you in your daily work as a newsletter publisher. Also use any and all tools you can find for formatting, cleaning, handling and sending out newsletters as they save you time and time is money!

Free Newsletter Templates

Templates will save you time. When writing a newsletter or an ezine, acheiving a consisten tlook is much easier when using templates and it will save you a lot of hard work!

So welcome to download our package with free newsletter templates for your own usage.

New Free Newsletter Template Site

A new site dedicated to finding sites with free newwsletter templates and usefull resources has opend. Click the link to check out the Free Newsletter Templates site yourself!

Thousands of writers and newsletter owners around the world downloaded these template last year. Go there and download your own free templates without cost or even signups and becme a member of this selected group of individuals!

Why Templates?

By using templates will you,

  • make it easy to use a consistent layout
  • save time when you write each issue
  • focus on new content for your newsletter
  • make it easier for your subscribers to find things

You should also decide if you should use text templates, html templates or as some do, word or pdf templates.

The format most ezine epublisher choose is text as it can be read by users of pc, mac, linux and so on.

To master the art of creating a newsletter you need information about the creation process, formats, types of newsletters and more. All of this can be found on this instructive page about how to go about when creating a newsletter.

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How to make a Template with Word

Template creation with a word processing program like Microsoft Word is well worth the learning curve. Using word you’ll find yourself using the same layout and design elements time after time. This goes for any use and template creation is something you’ll benefit from in your daily office use of word as well as when using word for newsletters. Save time with documents by creating a master document with some standard formatting and content by creating something called a template.

Templates allow you to reuse an already saved layout without the added work of creating it all over every time you need it. Follow the steps outlined below to get started on creating your Word templates.

  • Start a new document and make the needed layout changes plus any other content change or inclusion you want in your template.
  • When it is time to save, click “Save as type” and choose document template. Templates will also have a .dot extension instead of the normal document extension of doc or docx.

Word as a Newsletter Tool

Word can be used for newsletter creation even though I do not personally find it to be the best tool. This unless you’re creating a print or pdf based newsletter as word with all its sofistication will allow you to create stunning newsletters if you can handle all the formatting.

For newsletters mailed as text or low in formatting, word is not the software to use.

Creating a word template from scratch is easy!

Now you can start thinking about all the fantastic things you can add to a document for reuse (template) in the future. Using the insert function in word you can add fields like for example the date field, automatically adding the days date to a newly opened document, started from a template. Other things often used are headers/footers, tables, graphics and other content that require substantial work to get right. Do it once and enjoy the fruits of your labor many times by creating templates!

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Newsletter Ideas Suggestions

Like a writer with a new book to write a newsletter publisher will need a list of newsletter ideas to start the idea selection process for a new newsletter. Once the idea, theme and tone of the newsletter have been established, the technical and creative aspects takes over.

Ideas to Keep Your Newsletter Interesting

If you struggle to come up with newsletter ideas for your nwsletter and newsletter articles, you aren’t alone! Many small business owners aren’t sure what to write about. You want topics that will be interesting to your readers and help them get to “know” you so they learn that you can be a trusted source of the information or products they want.

Let me share some creative ideas for your newsletter to help you jumpstart your brainstorming.

Note: If one of your challenges is that you’re concerned about online privacy, you can still use these ideas. Just keep things general and not too personal or specific.

You never have to include photos or names/ages of your children if you aren’t comfortable with it. Keep things from more of a business point of view and you can still build a professional relationship with your subscribers.

Photographs
Of course you’ll include photographs of your products or virtual images of your products, but how about some photos of your hometown, the wildlife or scenery near you, or your sewing studio or workspace?

Product Reviews
Have you received a positive review from a credible website or publication? Share it in your newsletter along with comments of your own about which of your products or services they reviewed and add what you feel the strong points of that product or service are.

Be Interviewed
Find a mentor, friend, or fellow small business owner and invite them to interview you via email. They write up and send questions, then you answer them and include the Q & A in your next newsletter. You can return the favor by interviewing them.

Profile a Customer or Subscriber
Got a customer who just loves your products? You know, the one who always sends you an email to let you know how much they appreciate you, sends photos of their kids using your products, or raves about your latest ebook on their blog? Ask them if they’re willing to be interviewed for your newsletter. You can include questions such as:

* How did you first hear about my products or services?
* What motivated you to make your first purchase?
* What is your favorite feature of my products or services?

They may also be wiling to allow you to publish a photograph of your product in use if you request it.

Here’s some more newsletter ideas,

Do a “Behind the Scenes”
Create a photo tour of your studio or workspace including details about the tools you use and your favorite work tips.

Dear Abby…
Do an advice column. You can make up your own questions for this or invite subscribers to send you their questions.

Resource List
Brainstorm a topic your subscribers would be interested in and then offer a resource list. For example, if you sell cloth diapering products your subscribers most likely have young children, toddlers, or babies. How about a list of links to your favorite websites for fun activities to do with children? If you sell makeup or personal products you could do links to sites with makeup tips or spa day ideas. If you sell plastic food storage products you could do food saving tips lists or great recipe blogs. Brainstorm a bit and you’ll come up with something fun and useful for your subscribers. If you get a large enough list of links, divide it into a part one and part two.

Networking & Social Marketing Fun
Got a blog? LiveJournal? MySpace page? Copy your most recent post into your newsletter then invite your subscribers to visit and leave their comments. It’s important to remember if you use this idea that your blog or page will reflect on your business and if it’s highly controversial, political or might be offensive to some readers you may lose customers. If you have a tightly defined niche market though, this may work in your favor.

Take a Survey
Find out more about your subscribers – set up a survey somewhere like Survey Monkey and then include the results in your next newsletter. You can make it a market research type survey (what products do they use, colors they prefer, sizes, etc), or you could make it more of a fun, personal survey.

Testimonials
Share some of the testimonials and photos you’ve received from happy customers. Be sure to get their permission first.

A Giveaway or Contest
Invite your subscribers to participate in a giveaway or contest. You could do a simple one such as one random subscriber wins a freebie. Or you could do something more creative like hide a little icon on your website somewhere and invite your subscribers to look for it then offer a prize to the first person to find it and a coupon code to everyone else who finds it. This can also be a viral marketing strategy if you give your subscribers permission to invite others to join in on the fun.

A Photo Journal
Make a photo journal of your product process. For example, if you’re a knitter, start with a photo of your yarn. Share where you got it, why you choose the colorway, and what you find inspirational about it. Then share a photo of your pattern and why you’re choosing to create that item from it. Take periodic photos as you work on the project and share some details. Then take a photo of the finished item and share your thoughts. This allows your subscribers to really connect with your processes and appreciate the effort and passion that goes into each of your creations.

There are 12 newsletter ideas to get you started. With a monthly newsletter you’ve now got a cool content idea for every issue for an entire year!

Do more than just sell your products, build a relationship with your subscribers, and they’ll be more likely to return to purchase at your website.

Work at home mom extraordinaire Michelle Shaeffer publishes The Muses Brainstorm, a weekly ezine with tips to help you balance, manage, and market your home based business.

Newsletter Ideas Suggestions

Make sure you have an idea of what your newsletter will be about when you start it. Once you have people signing up, changeing the basic theme of the newsletter will make you lose subscribers.

Make sure the newsletter idea you go for has a follower base online. It does you no good to come up with that brilliant newsletter idea, just to find out a couple of month down the line that your newsletter idea about UFO, repainting and bodywork really did not have many who would be interested!

Keep it real, keep it interesting and make sure your idea is based on what your ultimate goal is. If you’re planning on selling to the subscribers, plan accordingly.

Tie in the goal of your newsletter with the choice of format you chose. Some people go for one format and other for another. Therefore, connect your ideas with the chosen newsletter format.

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Where to Find Free Twitter Backgrounds

Where to Find Free Twitter Backgrounds?

Everyone knows about twitter now. Almost everyone has a twitter account and many use twitter for promotions, updates and just plain fun. If you’re using twitter for fun or just as a personal tool, looks might not be important (your still might want to change it though).

If you’re into promotions and marketing or want to brand yourself, your twitter page or the tweets you send out, a customized twitter background will help you greatly

Personalized Twitter Backgrounds

Using a personalized twitter background will make your twitter account look good. It will separate you from the rest and give you that special touch, telling followers that you’re someone special.

You might want a cool twitter background, a fan background like the now popular justin bieber backgrounds or a background geared towards a more srious use like marketing or pr.

Free or Paid Twitter Background

This question isn’t that hard to answer for most people. Not that you would be unhappy with an expensive, paid for twitter background but honestly, going for a no cost background to your twitter account is most likely the way you chose.

Free Twitter Backgrounds

How hard is it to find twitter backgrounds you can download for free?

Not that hard actually.

Twitter has become such a phenomena around the world that third party tolls and offerings like backgrounds, stat tools, posting utilities and similar are born almost on a daily basis.

Our Free Twitter Background Download List!

Twitbacks – In less than 2 minutes… Brand yourself on Twitter by creating your very own Twitter background .

Twitrbackgrounds – Interested in doing MORE with your Twitter account? Whether you’re a business or an individual, a custom twitter background designed by our expert team will let you put valuable information, photos and graphics on your Twitter. We’re the leaders in custom twitter backgrounds and our design team has done the job for hundreds of satisfied customers. Check out our custom designs and see what we can do for you!

FreeTwitterDesigner – Now you can personalize your Twitter background like never before. The tool below will help you create free Twitter backgrounds that have the same look and feel as those done by professional graphic designers. It’s easy to use, and best of all, it’s Free! Give it a try!

Free Twitter Backgrounds

Make a Profit with Twitter

I often get the question, “I have a twitter account and wonder if I can use it to make some extra money in an easy way?”.

Of course you can!

Anything and everything online can be used to make money in one way or another. What I do want to make completely clear for you is that the how to do it (make money) is quite easy to learn and do while the actual “making the money” is much harder. Even with the tools I will tell you about, making millions won’t be the outcome for you. Making an extra every now and then though is quite possible and if you go full out and use the resources I will share with you as they are presented, profiting from them is possible.

The first tool I would like to share with you is the Tweetomaticprofiteer. This this makes making an income from ClickBank and Twitter pretty easy and you wont need any technical knowledge to make it work.

The second one is Thetweettank. TheTweetTank.com was created to capitalize on two very very big trends… Twitter.com and ClickBank.com. Twitter has shocked us all by becoming one of the top 10 websites worldwide, a few people saw the potential for advertising on Twitter and started to run with it.

Both these are quite good and if you have followers that are into any are at all where there are Clickbank products, check them out.

One advice though. Most people only need one of them as they are redundand in many ways. Pro marketers may want to go for both of them.

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Free Landing Page Templates

We’re happy to share with you our list of sites online where you can find free landing page templates. To find this free landing page templates list, keep on reading.

Information about what a landing page is, how to create them why you can or should use them will come as well.

A landing page, or as it’s often called, lead capture page (or squeeze page, fly trap) is a page created especially to suit the incoming traffic with a specific purpose in mind. We normally try to make connect the content to the incoming link or ad. The goal is to “lead” the incoming visitor on, into a subscription, purchase or even move on to yet another page.

The Two Types of Landing Pages

You can divide landing pages between referential and transactional. The first one is created to make the visitor feel at home. Also to try and convince them to stay and read and continue doing that.

The transactional type is more straight on. It goes for the kill directly and is meant to sell, make the visitors sign up for something or in general “take action”.

PPC Landing Pages

One special breed of landing pages that have become more and more common are the ppc landing pages. Often extremely specialized and in many cases with a lot of scripting under the hood.

The reason for all this is to make the landing page as highly search engine optimized and focused possible, to the exact incoming keyword used at the PPC side of the traffic transaction. This increases conversion and lowers the ppc cost.

Free Landing Page Templates Download Sites List

This list is in no way complete and we’re hoping to find and add new sites continuously.

Visit cashrevolution.com for a nice free landing page template package. Another site with free landing page templates is revenue.com. A guy called Zac Johnson has a very nice landing page template you can download.

Improve Landing Page Conversion

Improving landing page conversions is one of the primary goals when you work with landing pages. Testing and more testing with changes and tweaks will help you improve the conversion rate for your landing page. Important to remember is that you must be analyzing your traffic when you do this. A free google analytics account will do the trick!