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7 Ways To Make Money With Your Ezine

So, you've started an ezine, put your heart and soul into your new project ... now what? It won't be long before you begin asking yourself, "How the heck am I going to make any money with this?".

The fact is, ezines require a great deal of work. Unless you enjoy *not* being paid for your efforts, you've got to find some creative ways to generate some cash.

Here are seven proven ways that will help you to cover the costs of webhosting, e-mail software, and other tools that you'll need to publish your ezine.

1. Write Articles

You may have heard this a dozen times before, but writing articles really does work. Visit a few of the top ezine directories and search for ezines in your target market. Then, compile your list of "target" ezines and send off a personal, introduction e-mail offering your article for free publication.

more exposure = more subscribers = more sales opportunities

Just take a look at this real success story and learn how you can accumulate a fortune using this single technique:

2. Ezine Ads

Selling ads in your ezine is a great way to generate some easy cash. In fact, there are many ezine publishers who make a healthy living by using this exact formula.

Just imagine if you produced a weekly ezine and sold 5 ads at $40 per ad.

$200 in ad revenue per week x 52 weeks = $10,400 per year (pure profit!)

Solo Ad Mailings

As your ezine grows, you'll develop a list of several thousand opt-in subscribers. This list represents a goldmine of opportunity.

Why not use your list to promote related products that your subscribers would find valuable? Solo ads have been proven to be up to 50 times more effective than multiple ads contained within an ezine.

Spend some time and learn how to write compelling, persuasive ads. Click below to get a head start:

3. Sell Affiliate Products

If you're not already promoting various affiliate products within your ezine, you're seriously missing out!

Join a few programs that make sense. For example, if your ezine targets health enthusiasts, don't promote unrelated products (i.e. search engine software).

The best part is, none of your ezine subscribers need to know that your ezine ads contain your personal affiliate links!

Promote Affiliate Programs

In addition to promoting affiliate products, why not promote the affiliate programs themselves? Bear with me for a second on this ...

Seek out 2-tier affiliate programs. The beauty of 2-tier is that if you refer other affiliates into the program, you'll receive a percentage of their sales (tier-2 commissions) without doing a thing!

Include a couple of sentences in your ezine such as ...

"Here's something worth checking out ... I just signed up as an EzineAnnouncer Affiliate and instantly generated a few sales. You can sign up yourself by clicking here:"

For a directory of 2-tier affiliate programs, check out

4. Write a Product Review

A great way to generate some revenue is to write a product review. It's the ultimate "soft sell". At the end of the review, include a "click here for more information" hyperlink. Use your affiliate link and you'll generate some quick sales.

5. Offer a Free Gift For Subscribing

It's always a good idea to lure in new subscribers by using a desirable free gift as bait.

What should you giveaway?

There are several ebooks on the market (some are free) that you can "brand" with your own affiliate links. These could generate sales for you while you sleep!

Or, why not take a bunch of your articles and create your own ebook? You could include your ezine subscribe links throughout the ebook to drive new subscribers -- free advertising for your ezine!

To get you started, here's where you can get FREE ebook creation software (SbookBuilder):

6. Develop An Information Product

An ezine is a great way to get free exposure for your information product. Plus, if you already have a solid relationship with your readers, they're more likely to do business with you.

Many successful Internet marketers (including the author) started their business by first building a successful ezine and then launching information products that their ezine subscribers would find of value.

7. Charge For Your Ezine

Why not charge a monthly or annual fee for your ezine? If your ezine is extremely valuable and packed full of great information, chances are people will pay for it.

For starters, you could offer a free *lite* version of your ezine as a teaser. Then, use this as means to entice your subscribers to upgrade to the *paid* version.

If you'd like to find out more about how you can generate some serious cash with your *paid* ezine, learn from a real pro who's done it:

So there you have it -- seven great ways to make your ezine more profitable in record time. Give a few of these techniques a try in the next few months. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to generate some extra cash with your ezine.

(c) 2002 by Jason Potash

Jason Potash, the creator of EzineAnnouncer software, makes it easy to quickly launch your own successful ezine. Learn the 7 essential keys to ezine success. Click below for your free 4-part mini-course:

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