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HI - has anyone bought an email list say 50,000 that are opt in verified leads and sent them an offer and made money? ie. these email addresses are of people who actually want offers sent to them in particular categories.

If so - can you recommend any good companies that sell email lists?
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  • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
    Have you thought about this:

    If someone has a responsive, profitable e-mail list why would they sell it?

    For example, if someone has a 50,000 opt in list that generates a 1% response for a $50 ebook that is $25,000.

    So do you really think any decent 50,000 opt in list is going to be for sale for $50, $500 or even $5,000?

    No chance.

    What you will find are plenty of bogus e-mail lists for sale where 50%-95% of the e-mails will bounce and you will be in trouble for spamming, get closed down by your ISP along with a lot of other trouble I won't get into.

    So I would strongly recommend you don't look for any short cuts, because there aren't any.

    If you want a decent e-mail list, start building one from scratch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      The only people who make money from selling lists are the companies which sell lists.

      If you want to become successful in this manner, you should learn to, and work at, building your own list...
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  • Profile picture of the author c elias
    ok thanks for the comments! That's why I was asking...these email list sites always look a bit dodgy...
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
    I wouldn't encourage anyone to buy an email list.

    It's money down the drain and also unethical. There's no real way to build a relationship with the list if they don't know who you are, and perceive you as a spammer.

    Save your money man.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    Buying email list is something I will advice you not to do. It is share waste of your hard earned money. Run away from it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jenstad
      I agree, and tried the email lists...Its a waste of money. Never got a response from any email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author schofieldml
    I don't mean to offend anyone but if buying lists were bad, you would never get a piece of junk mail in your mail box at home. It is the same with email lists. You know all those reputable websites you have bought off of in the past, some of them ask if they can send you offers from their partners. They are doing that so they can rent out your email list. Sometimes directly and sometimes through their own email marketing system.

    Credit card companies do this all the time. Many of them are asking for your email address now-a-days and asking if they can send email promotions to you from them or their partners. Many of their "partners" are companies who have rented their list from them.

    Sign up for a magazine, send in a product registration card, ect... Many of the big boys are collecting our email addresses along with our mailing addresses so they can market to us. I could go on and on with examples of how our information is being gathered for online use. For a twist, Some big time Internet marketers are now selling their lists they have gathered online to offline companies.

    Direct response marketers have been buying lists for a very very long time. A good list is usually purchased through a list broker. Check out Direct Mag read their email marketing section and "lists and data" section until you are sick. You will learn the proper way to rent a list. I would post the link but I don't have enough posts on this forum to do so.

    However, don't just go out and buy a list from some person you don't know that you found on the Internet, renting a list for $20-$100. You might just find yourself on the wrong side of the law. It will cost you more than that for a reputable list.

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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Ahhhh... Conventional wisdom. Not all bulk email lists are bad. There are actually people who opt into offers knowing they're going to receive many more offers. I'm not talking about safe lists either. I've purchased email lists in the past and have had very respectable results with them. They're especially good for mlm offers. The trick is to get lists compiled within the last couple of weeks and use them right away.

    Many of these lists come with full name, physical address, phone and email. You can get single or double opt-in lists. I found single to be as effective as double. Some even reference the original offer the person opted into so you can mention it with your own offer, which help to cut down on Spam complaints.
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    • Profile picture of the author c elias
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Ahhhh... Conventional wisdom. Not all bulk email lists are bad. There are actually people who opt into offers knowing they're going to receive many more offers. I'm not talking about safe lists either. I've purchased email lists in the past and have had very respectable results with them. They're especially good for mlm offers. The trick is to get lists compiled within the last couple of weeks and use them right away.

      Many of these lists come with full name, physical address, phone and email. You can get single or double opt-in lists. I found single to be as effective as double. Some even reference the original offer the person opted into so you can mention it with your own offer, which help to cut down on Spam complaints.
      Could you recommend any website that you have bought lists from so we can check them out?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    I would guess, in almost every niche, that you are better off finding a JV partner somewhere on this board of DP.

    Those opt in verified lists can be extremely effective though, ask any mortgage company.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heri Rosyadi
    Buying BULK emails leads is trouble most of the time.. Getting Co-reg leads is much better though..

    Heri
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  • Profile picture of the author digigo
    there is big difference from buying email list vs renting email list..some marketing companies collect email subscribers through legit means.. and they can carry your ad in their mailings and they will review your ad and see if it is a good fit and charge for this service.. that is a legit way doing things.. if you just buy a list of emails and send them emails blindly.. backslash is inevitable
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