14 responses to “The freelancer’s guide to e-newsletters”

  1. Brandi

    Great info Michelle! I’m sad I missed this chat. I haven’t read anything this informative in a long time. I’m definitely going to bookmark this page-just in case, I ever have time to create an e-newsletter of my own. Quick question. Do you think it’s worth creating one even if you don’t have any classes you teach or events you’re speaking at? At what point in a writer’s career do you think it makes sense to take the time to create one? Thanks again!

  2. Brandi

    Thanks Michelle!

    Yeah when you put it that way, it definitely sounds like a worthy endeavor! I guess the thing is to figure out a way to include it in. If it’s important and there is a definite result in doing so, then like anything else, I just have to make it a priority. It was such a wonderful, informative post! So I have to thank you again.

  3. Susan Weiner

    Have you heard the saying “the best time to plant a tree is 10 years before you need it”?

    It takes time to create a mailing list, so it’s best to start as early as possible.

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  5. Jackie Dishner

    Michelle and Susan,

    This is great info–just what I was looking for. And I’m going to be sure to share it with my speaker friends who offer e-newsletters and would find this information valuable as well.

    Glad I stopped in today.


  6. Stephanie Suesan Smith

    This is a good summary of an informative chat. I signed up with MailChimp after the chat and am working on an ebooklet to offer people who sign up for my newsletter. Thanks for holding these, Michelle, and thanks to Susan for the information. Thanks, too, for being a good sport about all my questions.

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  9. Susan Weiner

    Here’s a nugget to reinforce the need for patience. Seven (yes, 7) years after I met someone and added him to my e-newsletter, he just called me about a project.

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