10 Oct 12 11:42 pm
Your thinking is wrong here. You have to treat this like a business - not a hobby. A service like Aweber only costs $1 for the first month and then $19 per month after that (for under 500 subscribers). And to make $19 that is only one sale for a month. If you don't think you can make that (with two sites!!!) then you are probably in the wrong business.
There are services like Mailchimp which are free for a certain number of subscribers but the support is nowhere near as good. I think you are pretty much on your own at the beginning, from what I have heard. And then when you do get a lot of subscribers you still have to pay.
My suggestion is invest in a service like Aweber or Icontact and back yourself to make it profitable.