Constant Contact, iContact and Swiftpage are the largest and either offer a free 30 day trial for a free newsletter and also offer free templates to get you "hooked" on their service and then you are charged. some offer a free service up to a limit such as 500 email addresses and then charge you above that.
MailChimp is the closes to a free service as they offer a free newsletter service allowing up to 2000 email addresses (which is more than most small businesses use) so congratulations to MailChimp.
Now there is a new service that offers unlimited emails, unlimited lists, unlimited newsletters at no charge. So what is the catch everyone asks?
Unlike the paid for services, the free newsletter service from www.reallybigresults.com requires you to invite your users to register from your current email tool (you are not allowed to upload a list) and this creates a much more qualified list for you because only the people that want to receive your newsletter will take the effort. They have the ability to opt out at any time if you are the email sender.
But here is the big difference besides the price. Image if Constant Contact or other made your list (or sales pitch) available to their whole database so others could find you and register for your newsletter and or take a free course that educated them all about you (without you having to meet with them or talk to them at first?). How cool would that be if they allowed that to happen!
According to George Ishee, founder of ReallyBigResults.com "They would never do that, that would make too much sense".
ReallyBigResults.com allows you to be exposed to the whole database (proactively or re-actively)
You would create a 6-7 mini lesson course and automate the presentation. for more details visit the website at www.reallybigresults.com