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I know that I usually use this space bi-weekly to share blogging tips with interested readers. But today I am trying to flag down some tips from any of you who might be able to help educate me on a particular area of recent interest.
I am looking for insight into how to create and best distribute an electronic newsletter.
If you are involved in a newsletter for your blog, your job, your volunteer activities or just happen to have knowledge about how to create and distribute them please tell me how!
Can you direct me to any tutorials, programs, guide books or other resources in this area? It is something I am looking into for future freelance writing opportunities. I think it would be fun and creative to help small businesses use them to generate better sales, referrals and repeat customers. But if I don't know how to implement my ideas for them, I'm not going to get many jobs.
I don't know how to create them in Word. I open the program and struggle with the templates. I don't know how to manipulate things well enough there on my own to create what I want. Am I missing something simple? Are there quality free or at cost templates out there on the web? Have you had experience with any electronic distribution sites and prefer one over the other?
If you don't have any way to help me directly, perhaps you know someone who might. I'd love to pick their brain. And of course, anything that I learn I would certainly turn into a lesson for a future Blog Tips post. And in order to hone my skills, I could always create a test Bumbles Blog Newsletter and use any dear volunteer readers as my guinea pigs to work out the kinks.
So, let me know if you can help a Bumble out. Much obliged!