difference between autoresponder and newsletter

United States
February 14, 2008 7:46am CST
Ok yesterday I posted a question about what the difference between autoresponder and newsletter is to another category within mylot but didnt get a single response at all, so now I am trying this category instead. I am wondering if I should create an autoresponder or newsletter for my money blog, just not sure what the difference is. And can it be done for free ? and can anybody recommend me an easy one to work with. Was also thinking about creating a yahoogroup and attach it to my blog..to get traffic and all that. If someone has any great ideas please let me know. Thanks
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Feb 08
A newsletter is what people read, just like a newspaper. It is the content. The autoresponder on the other hand is a means to deliver your newsletter to those that subscribe to your newsletter. So an autoresponder is an automated delivery system which sends out message you create at specific intervals. You can specify them to go a day a part of two days or what ever time period you desire. When I am using an autoresponder I set the delay based on the content I send. If I am just sending an easy to follow tutorial I may send every two or three days. If I am sending steps to online success for beginners I might put 5 days to a week between some messages to give the reader time to apply what they learn.
• United States
14 Feb 08
Ok so you seem to know what your dealing with, can you recommend something that is preferably free and easy to work with ? Are you making a decent amount of cash from your blog ?
• United States
14 Feb 08
The one difference with an autoresponder is you can set it to make daily emails about different subjects. For example, one of the online bussinesses I'm a part of, has an autoresponder set-up for a 30 day training course for new members. These are known as campaigns. On the same responder, I have another 7 day campaign for another company. Autoresponders are a great tool that come in handy if I'm away from computer for a couple of days... a new member joins my online business and the autoresponder is set-up to "welcome" them when I'm not available. Of course when I am available, I always bypass the responder and get in touch with a slightly more personal welcome and follow-ups.
• United States
14 Feb 08
Thanks for your comments. That all makes sence.