The Nitty-Gritty Of Ezine Publishing

By: Anna-Marie Stewart Venton

I sat here this morning, and decided to work out exactly how much time I use on creating my weekly ezine, and I almost kinda shocked myself. I`m not the ONLY publisher who refuses to automate, so please, after reading my hours, spare a kind thought for all those other publishers out there that do everything manually, and who really take the time to get down to a personal level with their subscribers.

Typical daily hours for me as an ezine publisher

  • Reading other ezines/newsletters: About 4 hours per day.
  • Looking for the right content: 5-6 hours per day
  • Checking email other than newsletters: 5 hours per day
  • Getting rid of junkmail: 3 hours per day
  • Staying in touch with other publishers, website owners etc.: 3 hours per day
  • Working on learning html: 2-3 hours pr day
  • Updating ezine, ads and slot-ads with Rich, my programmer: 6 hours per day (with about 10 hours 'allsorts' chat too)
  • Looking in forums for things of interest: 1-2 hours per day
  • Reviewing articles for possible publication: 3-4 hours per day
  • Chatting on msn and yahoo messengers, whilst looking for more ideas and helping people: 12 hours per day
  • Promoting ezine: At LEAST 4 hours per day (including submitting my own articles)

That 53 hours per day. Thank my lucky starts I`m great at mutli-tasking...hehehe

Remember, a lot of us do this to bring you information that we hope will help you in some way or other, and I know how much it brightens up my day when I get a mail saying 'Great issue, Anna, Keep up the good work!' So I`m guessing a lot of other ezine owners would really appreciate something like that.

Putting out an ezine is a LOT more than just slapping together a couple of articles and a bunch of ads in an email, or on a website. I know there`s a lot of that going around too (I DO actually get tons of those ones in my mailbax daily too), so if you`re subscribed to a great ezine, take the time to let the publisher know, vote for them, recommend them to your friends, most importantly: Give Them Your Feedback!!

At the same time, if there`s something you DON`T like, let them know that too. Without subscriber feedback, we`re basically just poking around in the dark, hoping that we are giving people what they want. We are there for you, please be there for us.

Anna-Marie Stewart Venton


Anna-Marie Stewart Venton publishes Not Just Another Ezine. An interactive online ezine full of marketing hints, tips and info. Win free advertising in her AdCash games. Visit http://annamarketing.com for more information or mailto:webmistress@annamarketing.com?subject=subscribe


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