You pay a one-off fee but may need to pay for upgrades and support after an initial period
Nothing to install. The system runs at the site of the service provider.
You pay a monthly fee (but can cancel at any time). There may be discounts for 6-month or 12-month advance payments.
The fee is dependent on the number of subscribers.
There may be a free trial period.
If you use a self hosted program the problems you face are
The top autoresponder services resolve all these problems for you.
The advantage of a self hosted program
- one-off cost as opposed to a monthly fee but see the real cost below
The Real Cost
With a self hosted program suppose only 90% of your messages get delivered as compared to an autoresponder service.
As a result your earnings for a month are say $900 when they could have been $1000. You've lost $100.
Suddenly a fee of say $20 per month from an autoresponder service seems insignificant.
When you've decided which type to choose now is time to look at the various features available and see which ones you need in order to help choose an autoresponder product.
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