I really don’t like newsletters. I’m pretty sure a lot of people feel the same way. Mostly because of a) Spam emails triple upon sign up… “magically” b) Companies send you a whole bunch of emails even though they originally stated they wouldn’t spam you. c) I can only take so many freaking alerts until I’m alerted out *shakes fist*
Needless to say, there are some good newsletters out there that are super duper informative. Most importantly, more informative than salesy.
So far, I’ve come across three. Yeah just three. I actually subscribe and read them. An important note, they are geared towards writing and the business of writing, but if you write in your day/real job, you should know these types or strategies to create great copy (aka emails, presentations, pitches etc).
Here they are in no particular order except the first one is my absolute favorite :)
What’s it all about: Want more traffic, links, subscribers, and a profit-generating website? Copyblogger gives you the advice and solutions you need to succeed. Btw, almost every single article they write can be used towards helping your business. Seriously!
- Best Newsletter Post so Far: 7 More Sure-Fire Headline Templates That Work – which you can read here
- Negative: To make a living they sell Word Press themes and courses. But you don’t have to buy, so no big deal.
- Learn more: Where do I read more or sign up now? Right here www.copyblogger.com.
2) Jon Morrow
What’s it all about: Teaching you everything you need to know about becoming a popular blog. Pssstt…the actual title of the site is “Boost Blog Traffic,” but the site owners name is a lot less scary as an intro. Who the eff is Jon? The fella behind the site. He is also the associate Editor of Copyblogger, which makes him and his content just as epic (if not moreso). He’s also got a great (inspiring) story.
- Best Post: How to Become a Recognized Authority and Dominate Your Niche (sorry no link, twas a newsletter exclusive)
- Negatives: It will sporadically show up in your inbox…hmm that’s all I can think of.
- Learn more: www.boostblogtraffic.com
3) Chris Brogan
What’s it all about: Information about business, marketing, the social web and tools to help you get further your career/personal life. I love Chris Brogan. Not in the creeper way, but in the way that he’s such a positive influence in the lives of everyday people to corporate hotshots. His newsletter is written in informal way that makes you feel like he’s writing just to you. Aren’t you Chris? Just me :)
- Best Post: Trotting Out My Overnight Success Story, which you can read here
- Negatives: Chris sells himself (not in the red light district way, but his speaking and publishing works). But he’s awesome so if I had the 20k, I’d hire him to speak at my office and coach me.
- Learn more: www.chrisbrogan.com
Maybe you know of more newsletters that are great for business, geeks and lifehacks, so for goodness sake share it in the comments below or tweet it to me.