Ok things have been a bit *busy*, plus the J-O-B is interfering with my life lately – well my life in the online world. So what’s a girl to do while she’s at work? Clean out her gmail!
My newsletter account is one serious nightmare, had good intentions last December to scrap as much as possible and clean all those subscriptions up. Well that didn’t happen til just last night. 😆 And I’m only half-way done.
Are you too fighting the too-many-newsletters crisis? And do the majority of those newsletters all sound the same? And how many of those send 10 reminders every-other-day from the gurus that time’s running out on that *latest-greatest-top-secret* package that will blow the doors wide open on how to make a bazillion dollars *in one week* and master Google like it’s never been mastered before??
Start picking through your newsletters (the ones that are all piled up waiting to be read) and you’ll start noticing the same things I did. Too many are cut from the same cloth. The content on many are 50% ads and 40% free reprint articles and 10% original content. Some take a whole lot of words to say a whole lot of nothing. Some start out with great info – but you have to pay to get the rest of the info. Too many share the same reprint article sources. Everybody’s friends with everybody – so everybody’s getting *exclusive* deals to share with us.
So it was time to prune, chop, purge all the nonsense from my inbox. And you’d be surprised at some of the big names that got the big boot (see the “Some take a whole lot of words to say a whole lot of nothing” blurb above).
But I did get reacquainted with several solid, excellent pieces. A few did get lost in that nonsense crowd. Here are 12 of the newsletters that made my shortlist. Most I consider must-haves. Some are SEO, some marketing, some copywriting and more. A nice mix that offers superb information, without all that *noise*:
We focus on ideas that have proven themselves in local or regional markets, and are ready for expansion, partnership, franchising or copying. We present these bright new ideas in free, monthly newsletters, which are sent to over 50,000 business professionals in more than 120 countries. Our subscribers are ‘in the know’ and get instant inspiration to create, partner with, join, or copy the Next Big Thing in business.
TrendWatching.com and its 4,000+ trendspotters scan the US, Canada, European Union, Japan, South Korea, India, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and 50 other nations & regions for hot, emerging consumer trends and related new business ideas.
Marketing, advertising, PR, copywriting services, and advice from one of the Net’s leading authorities on business promotion. Dr. Nunley is one of my favorite marketing newsletters. He also has a blog that he posts his articles to, so for those of us that are becoming ‘newsletter tired’ – we can keep up with the blog.
Free weekly e-zine. Jack delves into the vaults of some of the sharpest copywriters in the business and spills the beans to us. It’s a worthy signup.
Optimization strategies that cuts through the hype. This is one newsletter I don’t let pile up in my inbox before reading.
Sometimes no-thanks (another man’s treasure right :wink:), sometimes oh boy! Enjoying this one.
The CPA Tipline is an opt-in email newsletter that helps Internet marketers and publishers quickly and easily find the best, most profitable cost-per-acquisition (CPA) and cost-per-lead (CPL) opportunities.
I can confidently say this newsletter is subscribed to by nearly every affiliate marketer out there, but I included it in this shortlist – just in case :lol:.
Wouldn’t it be great to get more sales without spending more money to drive more visitors to your site? You can. There are hundreds of ways to improve your Conversion Rate and the persuasiveness of your website, many of which can be done very quickly and some of which cost absolutely nothing to implement!
Above The Fold
Above The Fold newsletter by Aaron Wall, author of the SEO Book. Very info rich newsletter about the goings on and happenings in the SEO world. Excellent newsletter, but not very frequent. Aaron *WE WANT MORE* 😆
High Rankings Advisor
Jill Whalen’s High Rankings Advisor search engine marketing newsletter. Another must-subscribe.
The Entrepeneur’s Hotsheet
Good grief I have *no time* to keep up with all the forums and all the threads. Who does? This newsletter is sent twice weekly and it highlights the best threads these guys find. Mainly focusing on marketing and various business forums.
Business Essentials Ezine
Free ezine that is published bi-monthly. This marketing and copywriting-based email newsletter is devoted to increasing your success through marketing and copywriting strategies that are proven to work.
One day when I grow up – I’ll understand everything this is about. 😆
Turning customer data into profits with a Spreadsheet. Customer Valuation, Retention, Loyalty, Defection. Relationship Marketing How-To site teaches techniques, offers popular book w/ free software. Measure and manage customer retention.
I hope you’ll find some goodies in here to enjoy.