So, I don't know about you, but for me it is SO easy to just click delete when I get new messages in my TpT inbox. I'll skim them, but if it doesn't quickly catch my eye, I don't give it much attention. I've noticed the messages that I take my time to really read are the ones that are "cutified." Okay, so I just made that word up, but it just had to be used! :) I didn't want my followers to do the same thing with my newsltters and miss out of on the monthly follwer freebie, so I decided I had to "cutify" my newsletter as well!
Now, I will first admit that I am still in the learning stages of how to do a lot of this stuff. Most of the time when I'm doing it, I have whatever I'm working on on one part of my computer screen and a tutorial on how to do it on the other side of the screen. Here's just a quick run down of what I did!
I started out in Power Point (my go-to for just about everything!). I inserted a cute background and frame first!
Then, I got to work. My newsletter consisted of 4 main parts. First, I wrote a general hello & thank you note. In the second section, I wrote about some of the new projects I was working on and even put the names and images of a couple of these. For this particular newsletter I wrote about some of the QR Code Task Cards I was working on, and then showcased 3 of them that were currently up in my store.
You can check out all my QR Code Task Cards in my TpT Store.
In the 3rd section of my newsletter, I wanted to focus on my Follower Freebie for that month! I wrote about that month's freebie, included an image, and a link for the Google Doc to download it.
And lastly, I also made sure to add my blog button to the bottom of my newsletter...just to kind of start branding my stuff and hopefully start directly people to check out my blog as well.
When I was done, this was what it looked like.
Then, I logged into my TpT Store and clicked the link to send a new message to followers. (I would include image step-by-steps of this next part, but I have a few weeks until TpT will let me compose another letter to my followers since we're restricted to just one per month).
When you are sending a note to your followers, there is an icon at the top of where you compose your letter that lets you insert a picture. Click this, and then upload your newsletter image! :) There should also be a button to link your image to a web address. Since I was focused on my follower freebie for the month, I linked my newsletter image to the Google Doc with my freebie!
Then, if you want to add any more links in your letter, you will need to just add it below your cutesy little newsletter. Sorry, this is so vague. It's difficult to describe when I can't go back and look at the step-by-step process. When I send my August newsletter out with my next Follower Freebie! I will try to take snapshots and update this post. For now, I hope this helps some! :)