Looking for a better email marketing service

19 Jan 2017

I might implement OptinMonster Pro in the future. It costs 39 USD a month if billed monthly, but it only costs 29 USD a month if billed annually. Basically, the annual plan has about a 25% discount. What I like about the Pro plan is the Exit-Intent Technology, the Mobile Specific Forms, and the Full Screen Takeovers.

OptinMonster won’t work with Jetpack’s Subscriptions which is what I’m using right now, so I need a paid email marketing service as well. But I won’t deal with this for now. I know that if I switch from Jetpack’s Subscriptions to a paid email marketing service in the future, my subscribers will have to reconfirm their subscription. There’s a high possibility that I might end up losing a lot of subscribers because most of them might not reconfirm their subscription.

Most of the paid email marketing services I checked offers a free trial, then they would bill me a certain amount every month/year. I can’t do it right now. First, I can’t afford it yet. Second, even if I can afford it, I can’t justify the cost of the service compared to the number of subscribers I have right now.

MailChimp and Mad Mimi looks promising though.

MailChimp’s Free Plan:

If you have 2,000 or fewer subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month absolutely free. No expiring trial, contract, or credit card required.

Mad Mimi’s Free Plan:

It lets you store 100 contacts and send out unlimited emails.

I’ll do more research about these two companies and other companies as well. But I already feel like I might go with Mad Mimi (owned by GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar). By the way, I register all of my domain names with Namecheap since 2011, not GoDaddy.