What's the easiest way to create and send an email newsletter that includes links to an archived version of the same newsletter? Difficulty: no HTML skills and the email-marketing service I'm using doesn't support exporting pdfs.
OK, here's what I want to do. Please help a not-too-tech-savvy gal figure out the best way to make it happen!
I want to create a simple email newsletter that goes out to a list of about ~150-175 or so people every month. I would like the newsletter that people receive in their email to be short, with teaser paragraphs about each story followed by "click here for more." Clicking on the link would take readers to the full-length version of the newsletter or story on my organization's website. We'd also like to have past issues of the newsletter posted there.
Thanks to this thread
(and another related one I can't find right now), I settled on using icontact for this project. But now I'm running into several problems: most importantly, they don't provide a way to export the content you create with them as a pdf., and they don't allow you to upload newsletters to their service that have been created in an external program like Publisher.
I want to use a email-marketing service rather than just sending out the newsletters from Outlook for two reasons: one, I think my recipient list is too big for Outlook to handle it as a distribution list, and two, I don't want to deal with subscribe/unsubscribe requests.
I have a budget of zero dollars for this, so paid services are out. Also, my boss (this is all for work) will be taking over newsletter duties when I leave and wants the easiest solution possible. Neither one of us has any HTML ability.
Please help! There must be a good solution, but I keep getting flummoxed.
Many many thanks....