If you ask me the one thing that you must have as soon as you open your blog is a having an Email Marketing service. For one, it’s a platform I have control over just like my blog and I don’t have to worry that it will go away or somebody else having control over it. Hello Facebook + Youtube!
I only recommend services and companies that I use or used to grow my business. Many of these links are affiliate links, which means I may get a commission if you purchase at no extra cost to you, that’s what I call a win-win!
Madmimi – What I love about their service it’s simplicity and their price. It is free for the first 100 subscribers. Madmimi is my go-to company for blogs that their main focus is affiliate marketing (like my frugal blog).
ConvertKit – Although a newer company, I love how intuitive it is and it’s ability to do more segmentation “magic” when you have products and services to sell.
INTEGRATIONS + POP-UPS
PopupAlly Pro: Even though popups annoy people, they still get a percentage of people who wouldn’t have opted in otherwise to join your list. This premium WordPress plugin makes adding a beautiful, elegant, and highly converting popup or embedded opt-in to your website a cinch.