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Looking for the best email marketing software for a newsletter? I’ve reviewed 16 services based on their features, Usability, Price, user reviews, and automation. and here are my 5 recommendations based on your situation:

1. The best free/beginner email marketing software
MailerLite: https://punchsalad.com/lp/mailerlite/

2. The best tool for creators and people who want to monetize their newsletter or sell directly from it. ConvertKit: https://punchsalad.com/lp/convertkit/

3. The best tool for advanced email automation, subscriber tagging, autoresponder & segmentation. ActiveCampaign: https://punchsalad.com/lp/activecampaign/

4.The easiest to use and most affordable tool for people with thousand plus subscribers
Flodesk (50% discount): https://flodesk.com/c/TIPSWITHPUNCH

5. Very interesting alternative specifically for WordPress websites, because it actually runs in WordPress. FluentCRM: https://punchsalad.com/lp/fluentcrm/

Disclaimer: Some of the above links might be affiliate links.

In the video, I will dive into each software a bit further and tell you the pros & cons of each. And at the end, I’ll show you how to check what email marketing tool is your favorite newsletter using.

00:00 5 best email marketing platforms
01:33 MailerLite
02:52 ConvertKit
04:33 ActiveCampaign
06:40 Flodesk
08:26 FluenCRM
10:38 Check what EMS a newsletter is using

My criteria for the comparison
Features, Usability, Price, Reviews & Automation

In round one I went through all the tools (16) and features. Their public reviews & prices.
Then I dropped the ones with bad reviews or those that didn’t fit my needs (e.g. Drip & Moosend for being an eCommerce focused and SendFox for being too simple for my vision)

I dove deeper into the features and pricing of the 8 tools I chose for this round, what do I actually get for my money. Is it really worth it? Some services are very similar in features. So this was though.

In this round, I tried the 5 services on a real website. See how it works and what’s good and not so good about each tool.