Collecting emails manually one by one? Help!

by vidf 26 replies
I'm launching a new co. Our services start at $19k and go up to $75k. Looking to book first 3 clients in a week ( I'm a pro in that niche ).

Landing page is live ( features a 2min video ) but need traffic to get leads. I'm thinking if I get a targeted email list of 10k and use Aweber to blast them I'll get 6 meetings and will close 3.

There are a ton of ways of building a targeted 10K list. My budget to build it is $2500. The conventional way of SMM, giving away something for free, etc doesn't feel right for this project.

*What if I hired 6 minimum wage tier1 freelancers to manually collect emails one by one from a pool of targeted websites and have them add the emails to my list? Anyone try this? Could this backfire? Best software for this? I did the math and at 40-50 emails/ hour I'll have 10K emails in 4 days. Alternatively I can spend the money on FB and promote the video there with a link to landing page but I feel I'll reach way less people that way.

Thoughts?
Pros? Cons?
#email marketing #collecting #emails #manually
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  • Profile picture of the author vidf
    Forgot to mention: looked into Solo ads as well - way too many scammers out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by vidf View Post

      Forgot to mention: looked into Solo ads as well - way too many scammers out there.
      If you do your due diligence there are many reputable sellers available to you. You are only talking around $50.00 to run a test campaign. It is all about risk-reward. You don't take a few risks you will not get any rewards

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  • Profile picture of the author Lavek
    Collecting cold emails will get you in the trouble in the long run.

    Since they didn't give their consent to be emailed, you'll most likely end up with lots of SPAM reports and your sending reputation will drop hard. Which makes your 10k list worthless as emails won't get into the inbox.

    Also, most ESPs will quickly notice what's going on and may suspend your account.

    It may work as a one off email, but don't expect this to work for the long run.

    The other option you mentioned, FB ads to landing page may not build your list as fast, but it will build it the right way.

    Since those who opt-ed in will likely be more engaged with your content and receiving email from you is something they'll expect. It may be slower, but it is better in the long run.

    Have you thought about LinkedIn ads too? Might find more qualified prospects there.
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    • Profile picture of the author vidf
      Great info, thanks. Linkedin sounds like a good idea. It's the only SM I have no experience in. Not sure if the big fish I'm after would bother having an active account. I'm after owners of $10M+ internet businesses and/or their CMOs.
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  • Profile picture of the author NotARobot
    I had similar thoughts. But i was thinking about some email blast services on fiver or from some freelacers. Not sure it is reliable though...
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    • Profile picture of the author vidf
      99% of stuff on fiver is extremely low quality. At least that's been my experience. It has its uses but definitely not for this project.
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  • Profile picture of the author sendizo
    email scrapping is risky. you can invest the same budget in building a mailing lists or find a good source and buy the lists targeted to your niche. you will need a strategy to be able to deliver those lists with high inbox placement rates. also be carful when purchasing leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author ToddW
    Hi there,
    Sounds like you should check out Amazon's Mechanical Turk service.

    You could use that in conjunction with something like launchbit or leadfuze to do the job effectively.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by vidf View Post

    I'm launching a new co. Our services start at $19k and go up to $75k. Looking to book first 3 clients in a week ( I'm a pro in that niche ).

    Landing page is live ( features a 2min video ) but need traffic to get leads. I'm thinking if I get a targeted email list of 10k and use Aweber to blast them I'll get 6 meetings and will close 3.

    There are a ton of ways of building a targeted 10K list. My budget to build it is $2500. The conventional way of SMM, giving away something for free, etc doesn't feel right for this project.

    *What if I hired 6 minimum wage tier1 freelancers to manually collect emails one by one from a pool of targeted websites and have them add the emails to my list? Anyone try this? Could this backfire? Best software for this? I did the math and at 40-50 emails/ hour I'll have 10K emails in 4 days. Alternatively I can spend the money on FB and promote the video there with a link to landing page but I feel I'll reach way less people that way.

    Thoughts?
    Pros? Cons?



    I'm pretty sure this falls under the CAN-SPAM Act.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    What is your service?

    Is it B2B or B2C?

    Without knowing this it's kind of hard to answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author vidf
    B2B, sorry I thought I made that clear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    DONT collect cold emails and DONT' buy them

    there lot of methods, and you need more than one in your arsenal, cause with S you need to calibrate and see which method works better to your offer, niche etc.

    My advice is to start with Solo Ads.

    Start with Clickonomy and Udimi, so you can check reviews in real time hosted by third party site.
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    • Profile picture of the author vidf
      Thanks, I'll check those two out. Hopefully you don't own either one of them.
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