There are several email marketing service providers out there, but below are some of the most affordable and recommended for small blogs or blogs that are not generating enough revenue to keep up with subscription costs.
- Mailchimp: The free plan allows up to 2000 subscribers. It will take you time to get to 2k subscribers. After you have exceeded 2k subscribers, then you should consider migrating to another service provider as the cost is high compared to other paid alternatives.
- Mailerlite: Provides free usage of up to 1k subscribers and then $10 for every additional 1k subscribers.
- Mailster: WordPress newsletter plugin with a one-time fee of $90. The downside with using self-hosted WordPress newsletter plugins is that data resides in your hosting provider which means that you are responsible for data protection, email deliverability, and site performance.
A low-cost alternative for bulk email senders: If you have a decent hosting plan, you can buy Sendy email marketing software for a onetime fee of $69, install it in your hosting server, then signup for Amazon SES which allows you to send up to 62,000 emails per month for free forever and $0.10 for every 1,000 emails you send after you have exceeded 62,000 emails per month.
We have an extensive list of email marketing service providers (not listed according to price).