Creating a newsletter is perhaps not the first thing that might spring to mind when considering a way to make a second income. Most people would first think about perhaps getting a second job in order to help make ends meet. However, for many people a second job is not a viable income generating method for them, perhaps due to having to be at home to look after children when they come home from school etc.
That’s usually when people will start to investigate the possibility of doing something where they can work at home and still make some extra money to help pay the household monthly bills.
There are many ‘work at home’ opportunities to choose from and a quick perusal of your local newspaper will reveal to you just how diverse those opportunities might be. However, you do need to be aware that not everybody that places these ads has your best interest at heart! In the ‘work at home’ scene scamsters abound, so you do need to take care that the advert you are reading is offering a genuine opportunity.
A safer choice might be to do something to make money that does not involve you working for someone else.
Something that you can do from the comfort of your own home and something that will be enjoyable to do as well. That’s why creating a newsletter fits the bill perfectly. Creating your own newsletter can be both enjoyable and profitable for you if you know what you are doing, but where do you start?
The following are some of the questions that come up when someone first thinks about producing their own newsletter:-
* What subject will my newsletter be about?
* What will I write about?
* What if I’m not a very good writer?
* How will my newsletter make money?
Let’s look at those questions for you right now.
Q) What subject will my newsletter be about?
A) There are hundreds of subjects to choose from. Anywhere there is an audience of people who are enthusiastic about their particular hobby or leisure pursuit, for example, would be an ideal target readership for your newsletter. Start listing the hundreds of sports, hobbies and leisure pursuits that are available and you will soon see that choosing a subject for your newsletter to focus on should be no problem at all.
Q) What will I write about?
A) Every enthusiast involved in a sport, hobby or pastime wants to find out more about the subject, they want to learn more, they want to discover how they can improve, they want to hear about what other enthusiasts are doing, they want to know what new pieces of equipment have been brought onto the market, they want reviews of other books and products about their interest. You will never be stuck for something to write about if you simply put yourself in the mind of your reader and think about how you can help them.
Q) What if I’m not a very good writer?
A) The beauty about producing your own newsletter is that you do not actually have to write a word yourself.
There are many places online where you can find writers that will produce great content for you, as well as other methods of obtaining content that we don’t have time or space to cover fully in this article. Just know that you not being a great writer does not disbar you at all from creating your own profitable newsletter.
Q) How will my newsletter make money?
A) Your newsletter can be in print form or digital form (digital format being the cheaper option) and you can make money in various ways such as charging a subscription and allowing paying advertisers to run ads in your newsletter. There are some other VERY interesting ways that you can make money from your newsletter too and you’d be surprised just where a popular newsletter can lead you!
The bottom line is that creating a newsletter is something that you can enjoy doing, it can be done from the comfort of your own home and it can be very profitable for you if you get it right. What’s more, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to start your own newsletter either!