Copyright 2002 Terri Seymour

To continue on with the promotion part of this series
of articles, I would like to discuss networking with
discussion lists and message boards as a way of
promoting your business/ezine.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big
believer in online networking as an effective method
of promotion. I enjoy it for other reasons as well,
such as meeting new people and making friends, but
that is the icing on the cake! ;-)

Participating in message boards and discussion lists
gives you a chance to make yourself known as an
expert in your field and also to build your reputation.

What you need to do is give advice, help, support and
share your experiences whenever the opportunity arises.
This will draw people to you and get them to check out
your site and/or subscribe to you ezine.

There are a few things to remember when getting
involved in boards and groups.

* Always follow the rules and guidelines when posting.
* Never insult people or put them down. This is flaming!
* Do not spam.
* Help others when you get the chance.
* Make sure you have an effective sigtag. This is how
you promote your ezine.
* Give of yourself and get involved with the people.
* Relax, enjoy and have a good time!

Here are some lists and boards to get you started:

Message Boards

Discussion Groups

Another effective way of promoting your ezine/business
is by getting involved in joint ventures with other
publishers. This would include things like:

ad swapping - discussed in last week's article
group pop-up or group pop-under windows
sharing your subscriber thank you page
promoting each other in your welcome letter

Things like this have proven to be very effective in
gaining subscribers. I participate in each and
everyone of these methods and am very satisfied with
them. You can find an example of the sharing a thank
you page at
You can also see a group pop-under at MOE. This is
just to give you an idea of all the different and varied
ways you can promote your ezine by working with - not
against, your fellow publishers!

This is the last article in this series. I hope they
have given you some useful information and have
helped you. Please feel free to email if you have any
questions about this or any other article.

Good luck and much success to you!

Author's Bio: 

Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.comLearn to publish and promote your own For a completelist of her articles available for reprint please email: You can contact her at mailto:ter02@newnorth.netATTN: Ezine Publishers, save hours of your valuabletime!