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About Alexandria K. Brown

Alexandria K. Brown, "The E-zine Queen," is author of the award-winning manual, "Boost Business With Your Own E-zine" and the publisher of the e-zine, "Publish for Profits." To learn more about her book and FREE tips, teleclasses, and resources, visit http://www.EzineQueen.com.
Have You Captured Me Today?

There are many Web sites I visit every day and will probably never return to again. It’s not that I didn’t like the site, or that I wasn’t interested in the topic, services, or products offered. It’s just that I wasn’t ready to take action right now. So I clicked away and will probably forget about them.

10 Keys to Copy That Sells!

Whether you’re selling a product or service, the 10 tips below are your keys to writing great copy that communicates and persuades … to get results! These guidelines can apply to most any form of consumer marketing communications: sales letters, brochures, web copy, or direct mail. As long as your goal is to elicit a reaction from your reader, you’ve come to the right place.

Working at Home? Here’s 10 Ways to Be More Productive

Ah, working at home… Visions of leisurely days, conference calls in comfy sweatpants, increased productivity with fewer interruptions. But the distinctions between work life and home life soon blur. You really should throw some laundry in the wash before you write that proposal. You have an hour before a meeting: Should you balance your books or clean the kitchen? And remember to call that client back right after you empty the cat box.

Three E-zine Alternatives You May Not Have Considered

During the free e-zine publishing teleclasses I offer every month, I always get a few people who say to me, “You know, publishing an e-zine sounds great, but I just don’t think I have the time to do it on an ongoing basis.” Or, “I’m not sure if I’ll have enough content to publish an e-zine.”

Your E-zine 13 A Formatting Checklist

While sending out a text e-zine may seem like a piece of cake, there’s more to it than you may think. *Good formatting* is the name of the game. Here’s a handy checklist I use to make sure each of my issues is in great shape BEFORE I send it out. Please be my guest and use it for yourself!

How to Get E-zine Subscribers From In-Person Events

While I run my business completely online, I really enjoy attending in-person events and seminars here in Los Angeles and around the country. I’m sure you find these events valuable too. The problem most of us have with networking, however, is following up with the people we meet.

Why Are You Doing Everything Yourself?

When I coach my entrepreneur clients, one problem I often see is that they’re not taking enough time to market and grow their business. It’s not that they don’t understand the value of those efforts, or they don’t want to make the time. It’s that they’re simply trying to do too much by themselves. They’re so busy running their business that they’re not working ON their business.

Are You Backing Up Your BIGGEST Asset?

Have you ever accidentally lost an important file on your computer?

20 Words that Catch in Spam Filters

Spam, spam, spam. It’s terrible not only for those of us on the receiving end, but for those of us who SEND e-mail.

5 Ways to Make More Money With Your E-zine

Have you been publishing an e-mail newsletter for at least six months but still aren’t seeing real results (read: revenue) from it? Don’t fret — you may just need a tune up. Here are five ways to kick your e-zine income into gear this year:

Who is your EZINE Really From?

One morning this past fall, I was going through my e-mail inbox, relentlessly deleting junk mail. As you’re likely well aware, many spam messages are made to look like they’re from a real person. One name briefly caught my eye: “Jeff Bezos.” But because I was in furious deletion mode, I didn’t recognize it. Also, it had a salesy subject line: “New Apparel Store Now Open.” So I hit the delete key. A few minutes later, it occurred to me that I knew that name — Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon.com. I rescued the message from my delete folder and opened it. Turns out it was an announcement to all Amazon Associates (affiliates) about the opening of Amazon’s new online apparel store.

Avoiding the Spam Trap

Spam has not only become troublesome because we all receive too much of it, but it’s now a problem for legitimate e-zine publishers such as you and me. This is because the spam overload has driven many companies and individuals to use “anti-spam” software to help screen out the junk. Unfortunately many of these programs filter out our opt-in publications as well.

Let’s first look at what common filtering tools are out there:

7 Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read!

Many of us have been asked to write an article at one time or another. Maybe it’s a contribution to the company newsletter. Or a promotional article to gain publicity for ourselves or our companies. Some of us write articles regularly for clients.