Standing out doesn't have to end with your blog.
Your branding and design can and should extend way beyond that; for instance, through all your social media accounts.
To give you an example, take a look at mine:
- Traffic Generation Cafe on Facebook
- Traffic Generation Cafe on Twitter
- Traffic Generation Cafe on Google+ (this one doesn't allow as many customizations just yet, but we do with what we've got.)
And now I finally got to customizing my email newsletter templates as well.
DIY Email Newsletter Templates
This is what my emails to my subscribers' list (join it if you haven't already) look like now:
Just in case you are curious which post I am talking about in this particular email, check it out here:
I am sure you've noticed some design changes Traffic Generation Café has gone through since this post was published, but the email newsletter templates design principles haven't changed.
How to create custom Aweber email newsletter templates
Yes, this email newsletter template was created in Aweber, which is my email autoresponder of choice (read my Aweber review to see why).
If you haven't started your list yet, I can't stress enough that you should do it NOW.
If you do have a list and are using a different autoresponder, I bet you can still use my directions to create your own custom newsletter template.
In the video below, I'll explain how to:
- customize an email newsletter template to match your blog design;
- add the social media sharing buttons;
- why you need to add the “Please enable your images” message at the top;
- and more.
Email Newsletter Templates Marketing Takeaway
As I said in the video, I am not a techie, but creating this email newsletter template wasn't that difficult even for me.
Note: Ian Belanger of IM Graphic Designs, who did such a great job redesigning Traffic Generation Cafe, offered to design an email newsletter template for you – just in case you are too busy, or feel like you can't do it, or feel like you won't find time to do it.
Price? Very reasonable; under $40 for most templates.
Let Ian know you are coming from Traffic Generation Cafe!
Now, to those who haven't started their list yet, you are not off the hook.
Start Your Own Email Marketing List for Only $1.00
If you haven't started building your list yet, let me tell you – you are missing out big time.
My list is number one reason I make the money I make with this blog and have such a strong readership.
Aweber is the best email autoresponder I have even used.
And I am not the only one. Many A-list bloggers I know also use it for their businesses.
Aweber offers a $1 trial month for all new customers.
You'll have access to all features a paid account is entitled to: unlimited lists, email campaigns, automatic follow-ups, broadcasts, and many, many more.
If after 30 days you don't like them, just let them know and Aweber will give you your $1 back. Guaranteed.