Now, there’s a very easy way to get your online newsletter started. Yahoo has a component called “group publishing” that allows you to start your own e-list and publish to that list whenever you want. For free. It’s so user-friendly that even someone with very little technical knowledge (like me) can set it up without any assistance. All you do is go to Yahoo and click on the “groups” link. It’s self-explanatory from there.

With this tool, I began to publish an e-newsletter for screenwriters to promote my screenwriting consulting business. Within the first month, this led to $5,000 in consulting fees, so it really paid off for me. The downside is that all of your messages will include ads from competitors – and you don’t earn anything from them. (That’s how Yahoo makes money with this service. Its software matches pay-per-click ads in its system to your content.) Nevertheless, if you want to start an e-newsletter and don’t want to commit any capital, this is a way to do it.

[Ed. Note: Once you have a list of people who are interested in what you have to say, you can start making money. Learn how to build your list, market to it, and much more with a membership in ETR’s Internet Money Club. Our experts will walk you step-by-step through the entire process of setting up an Internet business. Get the details here.

Paul Lawrence is a successful Internet entrepreneur who specializes in low-cost ways to market on the Internet. Get more information on his Cheapskate Internet Marketing Program here.]

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Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence is an entrepreneur who has made his living starting and running a series of profitable businesses. One day while cleaning his mother's pool for a few extra bucks, it dawned on Paul that he could perhaps start his own pool cleaning business. He carefully employed all the marketing techniques that he had learned in school and designed his first flyer. Immediately the business took off and within a week, Paul had his own little business. He quickly expanded, hired employees and then eventually sold it some relatives who made well over $250,000 in the next year before they eventually sold it for a six figure profit. After finishing college, Paul did a brief stint in a management program for a national rental company, but he quickly realized that he was much happier running his own show. Paul left the rental company and launched one of the most financially successful independent ballroom dance instruction companies in the state of Florida where he received quite a bit of media attention for his revolutionary business practices that included front page features in the Life Style section of the Sun Sentinel, features in the Miami Herald, Boca News, Center Stage Entertainment and many others. With that business running profitably, Paul started several other businesses either individually or as partnerships that included a million dollar video production company, a mortgage brokerage, a home maintenance business, several mail order companies, a business consulting service among others.With a love of movies, Paul began to work at breaking into Hollywood as a screenwriter where he's beaten the odds by becoming a produced writer. He is a credited writer for the film CRUEL WORLD, starring Jaime Presley and Eddie Furlong and has signed a development deal for a national television series with one of the world's largest producers of television and films among his half a dozen sales and options of movie scripts he wrote. Paul is the creator of the Quick & Easy Microbusiness program.

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