A carrot in front of a donkey. (if that is what they eat)
Many may think, email address is free, i can just create a "bogus" email to use for getting all this free gift etc.
But whatever email you give, you are gonna spend time loggin in after wards, going through the emails and spending time clearing emails.
Sure, it is not like giving your home address, or bank account, or telephone number. But by giving your email address to someone without doing research about that person is just as good as losing the most valuable asset, TIME.
What i notice many marketers do is this, they replicate their list into other list.
You may have signed up for "free SEO training" for example.
But they copied you into 10 other list of theirs.
Probably for free plr, free ppc, etc etc..
Then when you start to feel like you are receiving too much emails and you decided to unsubscribe, you unsub, but only to find that you are still receiving emails from them. Under a different sender name/list name.
Its like cutting one head and 2 heads come up.
As i've said before in other threads, i have not been signing up for anyones list for a long time, but im receiving emails from new people every week.
Every week i see a new senders name.
So my emails i receive per day just grows exponentially even when im not actively subscribing for anything.
So think before you give that free email address of yours, as much as it is free or bogus, it is still valuable because it takes time, your PRECIOUS time to go through emails, deleting them, classifying them, sieving through good offers and bad ones, looking through the offers itself, etc..
Time is an asset, your email account may be free, your time is not!