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Welcome to the podcast where you learn, I learn, we all learn about how to build your online business. Not one that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing. One that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it. This is The Leslie Samuel Show.

One of the most important assets you can have when it comes to building your blog and online business is your email list. It's how you nurture relationships with your subscribers, keep them coming back for more, and turn them into customers.

This is not something that can be left up to chance. You shouldn't just randomly choose an email marketing service. You should be informed. To help you with that, I've compiled this chart that compares the popular email marketing services out there. There are many more, but these are the most reputable ones that I've found and actually tested.

Use this to make decisions based on what you need. Based on my extensive research, I've decided to go with GetResponse.

If you're interested in GetResponse, check out My GetResponse Resources Center. It's full of all kinds of tutorials to help you get started.




Constant Contact


My Overall Rating

Starting Price





$1,999 $199/month

Free Trial?

Yes, 30 days - Max 500 Contacts

Yes. 30 Days - Max 250 contacts

Free Account with no autoresponder

Yes. 60 Days - Max 100 contacts

# of Contacts






# of Emails






Email Templates





Time-based Autoresponder

Starts at $45/month

Action-based Autoresponder

Blog Newsletters

Social Media Integration

Tracking Reports


Landing Pages

Yes. $15/month extra

Yes. Starts at $45/month

Image Hosting

Image Gallery

Mobile App

Yes for iOS. Andoid: Only for collecting emails

Shopping Cart

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Ease of use

Aweber is relatively easy to use. Their drag-n-drop email builder is a bit confusing, but once you get used to it, you’re good to go.

Very easy and user-friendly. They do a good job at simplifying options to make them easy to understand.

Relatively easy to use.

Relatively easy to use.

Very difficult. When I started with InfusionSoft, I had to hire someone to manage it for me. I’m still confused by some of the features, but I can handle myself in there better now.

Leslie’s 2 Cents

Aweber is a solid service. What they do, they do well. However, they have fallen behind the competition when it comes to innovation. Ever since they made recent changes to their email builder, I’ve been turned off.

For the price, GetResponse is the best option I’ve found. Their action-based autoresponder is a game-changer and the fact that they do surveys and have mobile apps is awesome. This is the service I recommend now.

Mailchimp is doing a great job where mobile is concerned. Their interface is relatively simple and easy to use. However, they do have limitations on the type of marketing messages you send out and sometime shut down accounts for affiliate promotions.

This is the one I’ve explored the least. It’s a bit pricey if you used Autoresponders in comparison to the others, but I’ve heard good things about it.

Yes. $15/month extra

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