Sure enough--the next week I started getting her emails.
It drives me batty when people do this. (But it's not just network marketers--it seems to happen with all types of businesses.) IMO, just because I give you my business card does NOT mean you have my permission to just add me to your email list. Yes, I can unsubscribe but that's not the point.
The point is I didn't say you could add me. I could be giving you my card for many reasons, including the simple fact that it would be rude to say no.
If you send me an invitation to join your list afterward, that's fine. That, I don't mind. But don't just add me without asking.
Now, if I leave my card in a fishbowl for a drawing at a trade show or whatnot, I expect they're going to add me to their list. I might hope they don't, but I don't feel I can complain. Because basically, the company asked me to give them my card for the chance to win--in my book, thats not much different from responding to an offer on a squeeze page.
Believe me, I get the point of building your list. But I don't want to get spammed by every person I give my card to! And I don't think a bunch of ticked off people would make a good list either.
Is it just me, or is it tacky and annoying to just add people to your list because they gave you a business card?
And is there a good way to head this off at the pass, besides pretending you don't have any cards on you? (Which won't work so well if there's someone you DO want to give your card too!)