Collect, store unlimited email subscribers and send unlimited emails for free
Stop paying hundreds of dollars to email marketing platforms like Mailchimp when you can you can store unlimited email subscribers and send unlimited emails to your subscribers for free. My name is Keith, I am a freelancer in marketing, dev and WordPress speed optimization. Have you been spending too much money on email marketing? or is your email marketing free plan over due to maybe you have 2000+ email subscribers in your list?. If your answer is yes, then this is for you. I have used several email marketing platforms and they are all expensive, I have always looked for a free or cheaper way to collect and store unlimited email subscribers and send unlimited emails for free or at cheap price. This took me more than a month and thought of sharing this with you guys.
So why would you go for cheap or free email marketing solutions?
It can help you save money Well, tha'ts my reason above haha. I am not here to waste your time, so let's get started.
Requirements to collect, store and send unlimited emails
You will need to have a WordPress site
An amazon AWS account
WordPress email marketing plugin
1 WordPress site
Well, I guess everyone now uses WordPress, if you do not have get one here .
2 Amazon AWS Account
We are going to be using Amazon's SES - simple email service to send unlimited emails to our subscribers.
Amazon SES Pricing
This is the cheapest sending service we can use and rely on. $0.10 for every 1,000 emails you send. $0.12 for each GB of attachments you send. $0 for the first 1,000 emails you receive, and $0.10 for every 1,000 emails you receive after that. $0.09 for every 1,000 incoming email chunks. Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a pay-as-you-go service based on the volume of emails sent and received. There are no subscriptions, no contract negotiations, and no minimum charges.
AWS FREE TIER
When you call Amazon SES from an application hosted in Amazon EC2, you can send 62,000 messages per month at no charge. This Free Usage Tier benefit does not expire.
Note: You pay for outgoing mail data, incoming mail chunks, and EC2 data transfer fees, even if your usage of Amazon SES qualifies for the AWS Free Usage Tier.
SES integration with WordPress+ email marketing plugin
Will explain this further below. We can integrate this service using the access and secret key as well as Amazon SES can give us SMTP credentials.
##3 Email marketing plugin to collect, store and send unlimited emails for free We need any Email marketing plugin to collect, store and send unlimited emails for free. In my research, I found two plugins.
Advantages of email
- wemail can integrate directly with Amazon ses via access and secret key and smtp plus other platforms
Disadvantages of WemailWemail increased my server response time on my blog and I focus on speed. So i un installed it.
Email Subscribers & Newsletters – Simple and Effective Email Marketing WordPress Plugin
This is the best email marketing plugin out there. It does not rely on any external resources and does not slow up your site.
Advantages of this plugin
- we can collect unlimted email subscribers
- we can send unlimited emails.
DisdavantagesWell, your WordPress site needs to have Jquery.
Integrations with SESThis plugin uses the inbult WordPress email sending feature. To integrate using Amazon SES via SMTP, you need a pro version of the plugin. But don't worry. Simply install any SMTP Wordpress plugin and everything will work.
ConclusionSorry for the grammar but I hope this will help someone. All this to configure maybe complicated, but feel free to comment and ask for help. I will soon re-edit this post to write everything step by step. Please support me by hiring me to clean and optimize your WP site and database for only $20 on Upwork.