If you’re an email subscriber, you may have noticed that I recently changed my email service provider.
Previously, I wrote a post discussing the challenges I was experiencing with my prior email service provider a while back. At that time, there were some things that I just couldn’t get my old solution to do in the way I wanted.
As such, I decided to make a change and try Aweber.
Aweber has been around longer than many of the other email service providers and it’s used by thousands of other sites. And even though they don’t have a permanent free option like MailChimp, they do offer a free full-service 30 day trial. So I decided to give them a try.
After running this site for over a year almost exclusively using free tools, I’m trying an experiment and spending a little money for paid tools. I’ve already noticed a significant improvement in time efficiency. While I think it was beneficial using the free tools initially as it forced me to learn more of the technical side, I can get much more done more quickly with the paid solutions.
And this allows me to focus more time on the initiatives I have targeted for this year – creating consistent high-quality content, expanding community outreach, and providing valuable benefits for my readers.
So far, I like what I’ve seen and once I get a little more experience with Aweber, I’ll write up a more formal review. But until then, I apologize if you get extra confirmations and such.
Thanks again for your support and patience.
Readers, do you utilize a paid email service provider or any other paid services for your website? If so, which ones? And what would make you choose paid over free?