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  1. pcjenr

    pcjenr Novice Member

    Does anyone make their own monthly e-newsletters? I enjoy doing this sort of thing, and want it to have my personal touches, but have been having MAJOR issues with my email company and inserted pictures :grumpy: Any ideas - other than signing up for a service?
    Apr 15, 2009
  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    Yep, I do my own. I don't include pictures, though. Most of my recipients, like me, have dial-up. That makes it just too much of a pain to open files with pictures.

    You could always do your newsletter as a PDF file that's attached to the email.
    Apr 15, 2009
  3. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    If you have a Personal Web Site (PWS), you can go to Customer Connection and send an email to all of your contacts that way. This is how I send emails to my contacts each month (over 1500 now!), and I never have to send a few at a time or worry about attaching pictures. PC has created some nice, professional-looking emails for me, and I can customize some information at the bottom each month. It also points them directly to my website, and I get several orders and bookings from these emails each month. HTH!

    Oh, and best part, it's free! (or, I should say, you pay for it when you pay for your PWS, so you might as well use every functionality you pay for, right?!) :)
    Apr 15, 2009
  4. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

    Do you have Microsoft Publisher? There is a function there where can email the entire document embedded as an image so it appears just like you created... it makes a really large file size though, and it is still read as an image by email programs so some people may have images turned off and not see it.
    Apr 15, 2009
  5. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    I just started doing my own and I don't add pictures (mostly because I don't know how LOL). I do add the odd flyer as an attachment, but mine (at this point) are very small and only cover Host & Guest Specials. I did mention the new Mini Kit and I also keep everyone posted on where I am at for points for Disney. So far no one has asked me to remove them, of course my list is like 15 people. Sigh.
  6. ChefGwendolyn

    ChefGwendolyn Member Gold Member

    I've been creating my own since I started. I started off in a word document and then changed to a Publisher document. Just make sure that you group all of your items together so that it appears the way you intended it to.

    Apr 15, 2009
  7. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

    I'm not sure if you mean a newsletter service or email service. I use Constant Contact and make my own there. That way I can put my pictures in but the size of the email isn't crazy. Plus, it looks more professional than what I had been using. I don't tend to use the moving graphics and too many different colors/fonts. I want it to be easy to read. I've gotten a lot of compliments on my newsletters and receive bookings from people I've met quite awhile ago and orders as well. I think b/c they receive a nice looking newsletter from me every month, they consider me their consultant even if we haven't spoken in a year.
    Apr 15, 2009
  8. pcjenr

    pcjenr Novice Member

    Thank you ALL for your thoughts!

    I created the same newsletter in Word and Publisher, and they don't cut/paste well at ALL. I don't want to put it on as an attachment - due to all of the issues with viruses ... and I don't want a HUGE email either. I like the idea from the PC website - DUH! LOL

    Jules711, What is Constant Contact?
    Apr 18, 2009
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