This is another tip that goes beyond DJs that pretty much anyone can use. Â There’s no doubt that over the years you’ve built up a number of contacts and at some point you will want to keep them updated on your events and things going on in your life. Â There are several ways to go about this beyond sending out simple emails in your email client. Â Let’s face it, appearance matters. Here are five services that will let you easily manage, design, and send your newsletters:
Mad Mimi is a dead simple solution, especially for beginners. Â Pros: drag and drop to design emails; easy to change themes; free account to start; add subscribers via iPhone.
Mail Chimp is a favorite among web designers because you can create truly beautiful newsletters. Â Also they’ve added tons of new features to track subscriber statistics. Â Pros: free account to start; pay as you go plan available; great statistics.
Emma is a relative newcomer compared to the first two but is looking to be a viable option for those that really want their design to stand out. Â Pros: unique design; survey your audience.
Probably the most well-known out of the bunch because they’ve been around for a while and advertise heavily. Â As a bonus they now offer event marketing (comes in handy if you’re promoting your own events). Â Pros: pricing includes an unlimited amount sent emails; event promotion.
Probably the least known of the five, Trumpia allows a multi threaded approach to your marketing/blasts. Pros: sms blasts; mobile keyword marketing.
Any of these solutions will be levels above your default email client for several reasons: professional design (instead of just text and links from your default client), statistics (see who is opening your emails and what links they are actually clicking), and proper list management (automatic subscribe and unsubscribe options). Â Step your email game up!