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I know this isn't the best way to go but I found this website it's called thelistguy.com and they sell leads to you.

I was just wondering if anyone had had any success with buying a list from them or just in general?
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  • Profile picture of the author virtanon
    Originally Posted by wealthyseven View Post

    I know this isn't the best way to go but I found this website it's called thelistguy.com and they sell leads to you.

    I was just wondering if anyone had had any success with buying a list from them or just in general?
    I once purchased a list of 30k people and nothing came from it...

    However, I have generated some of my own list and had some good results...
    It just depends one how he is collecting them in my opinion
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    • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
      Originally Posted by virtanon View Post

      I once purchased a list of 30k people and nothing came from it...

      However, I have generated some of my own list and had some good results...
      It just depends one how he is collecting them in my opinion
      Ya I guess it would be best to just stay away from it for now and build my own list. Thanks for the input!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
      Originally Posted by virtanon View Post

      I once purchased a list of 30k people and nothing came from it...

      However, I have generated some of my own list and had some good results...
      It just depends one how he is collecting them in my opinion
      A very long time ago I purchased a list not from them but other site and yielded no real result as well. Best to take the time and effort to build your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
    Don't buy a list. Create your own. You have to question why the person is selling the list in the first place AND to how many people he/she already sold to.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
      Yes I agree just wondering if anyone had any experience before but thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author J R Salem
    Solo ads = buying a list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche Profit Online
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      Originally Posted by J R Salem View Post

      Solo ads = buying a list.
      That's correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    you actually can make great money buying list's direct response millionaires have been doing it forever..

    The 80/20 rule comes into play when buying lists, 80% of lists will fail and the majority will come from the 20%

    Plus it all really comes down to how powerful of an offer you have, if you have a a sucky offer it doesn't matter how good the list is..

    You'l usually want to hire a list broker instead of dealing with a site like that though..

    I know nextmark is good, just make sure to stay away from compiled lists
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    actually nextmark is not that good, and I know several good marketers that do not like that resource. But to each and their own.

    The best list is always going to be fresh leads you generate your own, who like and trust your stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author owais211
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    Buying a list is't a good option. Nobody will sell there list if it is of good quality.

    So take some time and create your own list.
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  • Profile picture of the author edhuu
    stay away from buying somebody's list. not worth it at all. you don't know his/her list quality, how did they signed up, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I suggest you don't go and buy a list, but it's your choice in the end. I think there are better ways to spend your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author kinyash
    I would advice you go with solo ads. That way the owner of the list is able to introduce you to his list. Buying a list is not usually a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamYoungpeter
    Solo ads are the way to go if you want to use a list you haven't built up.

    To an internet marketer, your list is your golden ticket to wealth and success. Why would a good list full of people that will buy products be sold to you? (unless it was for a huge price)

    You will likely be buying a crap list that you may never get a sale out of. Also, who knows why those people signed up for that mailing list to begin with. Maybe it was a list for diet supplements and you sell camping gear. Just build your own over time with targeted people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    Hey,

    Start slowly. Buying solo ads gives you an opportunity to try 3-4 sellers at once and make additional purchases when you sure their leads work well for your product. Buying a huge list leads to losing control on your hard earning money and can lead to nowhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    Hey,

    Start slowly. Buying solo ads gives you an opportunity to try 3-4 sellers at once and make additional purchases when you sure their leads work well for your product. Buying a huge list leads to losing control on your hard earning money and can lead to nowhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
      thank you guys it looks like I'm just going to stick with solo ads. I knew they were my best option in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Fridrihs
    Start slowly. Buying a huge list is not an investing it's a speculation, e.g. buy and pray it works. You can buy solos from 3-4 vendors and test which one is working better for your product Then buy more from the same person.
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Are you sure the person actually built the list? What I mean by that is, are you sure it was not a scraped list? Check your resource thoroughly before you get into this. You don't want to get spam complaints later on, now do you?

    Personally, I'd never buy a list. The people I'm mailing to will not know me, and therefore, they won't trust me. It's a simple as that. Email marketing is all about relationship building, and you don't want to lose their trust in the very first step.

    But, solo ads are good. Solo ad sellers actually built the list (at least, they should have) and they give permission to email their subscribers. If they are interested, they respond to your offer. If not, no harm.

    So, if you are set on buying a list, do so, but be careful, and do your due diligence.
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  • Profile picture of the author virtanon
    I just talked to them on the phone today.

    They are getting list through multiple sites so they are opt-in emails.
    However, They are resold.
    They quoted me 1,000,000 Emails for 900 bucks though.
    Which is not too bad...

    So you might be able to build a list off of their list
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  • Profile picture of the author windelsolutions
    Buying a list is not a good idea. Better make your own list like everyone said.. it will take time but it will be worth your time to have your own list !
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    You can always buy a list, but don't think they will be of any use. Some things are a dime a dozen, but an email list are $39.95 a billion :p
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  • Profile picture of the author pingsters
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    The idea of leads generation via list is a great idea but i would rather build my own list than buying one.
    So start working on your list.Start small and soon you will be talking of a long list of leads
    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author VilPietersen@
    The problem with buying a list is once you've sent your first email, you've just spammed all the contacts!!

    No relationship, no value, no point!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    Its better you stay away from purchased lists. Too many headaches to make that worthwhile. There are much better effective ways of building up your list fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisDouthit
    There are many factors involved when buying a list. You can have some success when buying a list, but in most cases you will likely be better off spending your advertising dollars elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Of course it works..

    But never tried thelistguy.com..

    What niche are you in?

    You could contact some experts in your list and ask them for a solo ad.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author ThorBorwick
    Originally Posted by wealthyseven View Post

    I know this isn't the best way to go but I found this website it's called thelistguy.com and they sell leads to you.

    I was just wondering if anyone had had any success with buying a list from them or just in general?
    I haven`t bought a list before,but the risk is that the subscribers isn`t that targeted. You should focus on building your own list from targeted trafficsources and build the relationship with your subscribers from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I have purchased lists before from list-building
    services ( where they display your opt-in from
    across a network).This worked great but the
    service that I really liked went out of business.

    I've also purchased lists/ezines from people
    who were leaving a given niche (for whatever
    reason) and wanted to sell off assets.

    In this second case, I arranged to just leave
    their lists where they were and take over their
    autoresponder accounts. I first reviewed their
    terms of service to confirm that they weren't
    breaking promises to subscribers by selling me
    the lists. Next I had them send their subscribers
    a note informing them that I was taking over the
    lists but little else would change.

    With this second type of list, I introduced
    myself in the first email from me, and then
    gradually started building a relationship with
    subscribers.

    ALL of the lists that I purchased have continued
    to grow with very little effort on my part and
    are profitable. I do have all of those
    autoresponders configured to post to social
    media sites, and that is where the majority of
    my new subscribers come from.

    I do track the profitability on my purchased
    lists and they are all profitable. If they
    weren't I'd probably just delete them and write
    it off as a bad investment :-)

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author James Clark
      Look if you buy a list you are buying a bunch of people who had a problem last year or before. If you want to be successful you want people who have a problem now, and then market to them.

      The idea is to market to people with a problem. They don't hang out in Google either. This is a big misconception also.

      Example: Let say that you were a marriage counselor you don't want everyone that is married on your list. Ideally, you want the people on your list that are having a problem and or contemplating a divorce.

      So, I'm suggesting get involved with the community of people who are asking the follow question. How do I save my marriage? I don't know because I'm not having marriage problems, I hope. But that would be the question that you'll type into Google.

      And Google in turn will send you to 10 different websites where that discussion is taking place and all you have do is join in the conversation. Don't forget to leave your link to the website or squeeze page.
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