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Has anyone purchased leads and had success with it? I am looking at an investment for a demographic list....

Even at small percentages I should be able to come out ahead.

Is it worth it? Has anyone done this?

Lisa
#leads #purchasing
  • Profile picture of the author ASUService
    Hi Lisa,
    If handled properly purchased leads can be a great option. I have clients who use them with great results and some who have totally bombed ... the difference is how they handled mailing to the lists.

    Unlike self built lists you have to work a list of purchased leads gently to start due to the fact there is no prior relationship.

    You also must be very careful where you get your leads. There are a ton of brokers out there who harvest emails from the web which is VERY BAD!

    A list provider should be able to provide a lot of info about the lead. Other than just email address, ideally you want ...

    1: Name
    2: Date of sign up
    3: IP address

    This is MINIMUM! The more info the better.

    If possible it's also great to have the URL where the lead subscribed from. Sadly this item is rarely included.

    Also, be sure to understand that you will probably have to deal with spam complaints. Regardless of how good the list is this is always a possibility.

    If you need a recommended broker PM me. I have one that my clients have used with virtually no complaints.

    Hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author NickTaylor
      I'm just curious what kind of business are you purchasing leads for? Is it Online MLM?
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinP
    Hey Lisa,

    Personally I would never buy leads. With all of the tools at our disposal to build lists, etc... why not build real relationships with people from scratch. I would rather have a list 10 people who bought because they trust me than 10,000 cold leads who I have to interrupt.

    BTW, I'm thinking this question maybe should have been in another forum but its no big deal to me - just an FYI
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    • Originally Posted by JustinP View Post

      Hey Lisa,

      Personally I would never buy leads. With all of the tools at our disposal to build lists, etc... why not build real relationships with people from scratch. I would rather have a list 10 people who bought because they trust me than 10,000 cold leads who I have to interrupt.

      BTW, I'm thinking this question maybe should have been in another forum but its no big deal to me - just an FYI

      I was considering buying some leads but since I read this post of yours Justin... I think I'll go with building real relationships based on trust. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
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      • Profile picture of the author JustinP
        Originally Posted by Alfonso_Montenegro View Post

        I was considering buying some leads but since I read this post of yours Justin... I think I'll go with building real relationships based on trust. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
        Amen brutha!!

        Seriously though. Find something you LOVE doing and has meaning to you. Figure out a way to solve problems for people and charge them a small fee for the answer... even $1. Then THOSE people go on your list and you can start asking them what other problems you can solve for them.

        Does this take work? Hellz yeah but it is the best way to have long term success!
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  • Profile picture of the author grayson
    Purchased leads are junk 9 times out of 10.
    There's tons of resources on WF that include very simple methods of generating your own leads.. gives it a more personal touch and connection with your prospective customers.
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