Constant Contact and Aweber are excellent email marketing solutions. But these companies charge a monthly fee for their services. They have their strong points and you may still want to use them, but feedburner offers a great Free email marketing solution. Within Feedburner their is an option to set up an email subscription to your blog for free. Feedburner is owned by google and is set up to retransmit your blog by email and rss feed. The only requirement...is to have a gmail account.
I recently dumped my aweber account because I was not using it to its full potential. I was essentially wasting money every month with out a return on it. As a small business owner it is important to assess and re-assess what is working and what is not working. And as a small business owner I assessed that Creative Graphic Arts marketing ventures were to maximize the free offerings before paying for services.
If you run a blog this is an excellent solution with no cost involved. We'll, the only cost is time. The time to set it up should only be a few minutes once your gmail is set up. This tutorial will walk you through setting up your account. Did I mention this service is for free? lol