Send Email Broadcasts Without Paying Monthly Fees

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Here's an email marketing service alternative for those of you who don't want to invest in an autoresponder whether it be because you just want to test the waters in a new niche or because you can't afford it.

You do need a blog (set up a new, free one just for these mailings) and a feedburner account (again, free).

1. Burn your feed in Feedburner
2. From within your Feedburner account, click the publicize tab at the top and choose "Email Subscriptions" from the left side nav menu
3. Copy the HTML code and paste into a squeeze page - you're not limited to using it only on the blog associated with that feedburner account
5. Drive traffic to the squeeze page (you know the drill)
5. Anytime you want to "mail" your list, you post in your blog

PROS:

- Since it's powered by google, I'm thinking the deliverability rates should be excellent
- Free
- Uses double opt-in
- Can use attention grabbing animated .gifs

CONS:

- Plain looking
- Can't segment or personalize

Note: This is not something I use myself, so please don't bite my head off if I'm missing any pros or cons I just noticed a non-internet marketer doing this and initially thought they were using a regular email marketing service like us IMers. It looked good enough that I was seriously considering switching from GetResponse to "google" but was disappointed to see it was just this method.
#broadcasts #email #fees #monthly #paying #send
  • Profile picture of the author Desmon G
    Awesome, this looks good. I think I'll try it as soon as I get my blog up!
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Ikmal Syifai View Post

      MailChimp offers forever free plan too: Free | MailChimp
      MailChimp does not allow Make Money Online use

      Prohibited Content and Industries

      Don't use MailChimp to send anything offensive, to promote anything illegal, or to harass anyone. You may not send:

      Pornography or other sexually explicit Emails
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      Emails that violate the CAN-SPAM Law

      Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:

      Illegal goods or services
      Escort and dating services
      Pharmaceutical products
      Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc.
      Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
      Gambling services, products or gambling education
      Multi-level marketing
      Affiliate marketers
      Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
      Mortgages and/or Loans
      Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
      Pornography or nudity in content
      Adult novelty items or references in content
      List brokers or List rental services
      Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission
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  • Profile picture of the author littledan
    MailChimp is very good for the newbie that wants to dip their toe in the water but also minimise cost. Yes, you will have to forgo some features but it is a great palce to start while you learn the ropes and decided if the business is for you.

    I have found that Aweber is perhaps the next step up from the free broadcast systems and offers a few more tools, and great value too. I have used Aweber now for the past 3 years with no major issues or problems.
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