I send-out a free monthly newsletter for people who just want to get my choices for the best posts of each month. I hadn’t really thought much about the value of monthly newsletters until I read an interesting post today in TechCrunch about a new super-simple application that lets you create email newsletters called TinyLetter. Here’s an excerpt describing the advantages of an email newsletter:
… if you don’t blog daily, you won’t build an audience, but email newsletters can be sent out weekly and have a built in audience. And people check their email everyday. And people can reply to emails…
That all makes sense to me.
So, given that, I thought I’d write a short “The Best…” list sharing some easy and free ways to create your own email newsletter.
Here are my choices for The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters:
I use Feedblitz for my own monthly newsletter.
There’s the app I wrote about at the beginning of this post call TinyLetter.
Nourish is a ” free newsletter service that allows you to convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter your readers can subscribe to.”
If those aren’t enough choices, Mashable has a lengthy list (though it’s three years old and probably has quite a few outdated links) of other email newsletter applications.
FlashIssue is a new free tool that lets you easily create email newsletters. Here’s a video about it:
Wix, the popular website-creating tool, has announced a new feature they call Shout Out that lets you send out a newsletter. It appears that you have to first create a website on the site, and I’m not too sure how easy it is to import email addresses, but it’s still clearly something I should add here.
Here’s a video explaining how it works:
Feedback is welcome.