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after coming across these forums I have a question for you guys

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by blue213321, May 6, 2015.

  1. blue213321

    blue213321 Newbie

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    I have been lurking on these forums without an account for a while now.
    To introduce my self briefly I am a college student 18 years old all expenses paid thanks to family [ which gave me the opportunity to save my money to start something like eBay up ]


    anyway.
    I have been selling on eBay for about a year now video games I have hired 2 people for a summer job and things are working out very well. But I have lots more time on my hands I have seen lots of people talking about email lists and how they are profitable so I decided to start making a list off Paypal as these seem like high quality e-mails as people have already proven they would spend money online. I'm not quite done but I have managed to get 10,000 emails back .. Yes I have lots of time on my hands like I said anyway I was thinking of amazon item referral sending but I'm not sure just wondering If anyone else has any ideas I could use these emails for I would greatly appreciate it..

    I don't want to sell the list.
     
  2. brainstormingin

    brainstormingin Newbie

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    The emails have to be opt in emails. Else it will be considered as spam.
     
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    dondada7 Power Member

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    Why didnt you just use the ebay seller manager pro. That lets you send emails to all your customers I think.
     
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    It's against Amazon's ToS to send affiliate links offline, yes, email is considered offline as they cannot track it properly. I just got this confirmed by a Amazon affiliate support member.

    Check their ToS for more information!

    Good luck either way!
     
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  5. blue213321

    blue213321 Newbie

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    I don't want to spam them with eBay email's I think that drives traffic away which is why I've never done that maybe I'm wrong and I'm losing business by not doing it maybe I will try soon.But I wanted to refer them to amazon or another refer site that people who buy games would love discreetly and get a piece of commission .

    I did not know about that opt in or considered spam part how are email lists useful like people say if it counts as spam.
     
  6. blue213321

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    "It's against Amazon's ToS to send affiliate links offline, yes, email is considered offline as they cannot track it properly. I just got this confirmed by a Amazon affiliate support member.

    Check their tos for more information!

    Good luck either way!"


    thanks for this.
     
  7. AbeloHost

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    Perhaps you could make a opt-in webform with Interspire or Getrespone and once they've signed in, promote a Clickbank product? Not sure if you're going to see nice results with 10k random emails, but it's a start.
     
  8. ChanzGrande

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    It seems like you are basically saying you scraped emails from paypal transactions. This is not an effective mechanism for building a list. While ebay manager will let you contact all your past customers, this too may seem intrusive. Your best bet if you want to get into email marketing is to legitimately build a list using any of the major platforms, and use incentives to push people into your funnels. Of course you can find a way to use your existing leads - it's just about compliance. Most people might simply invite them to join a more personal or specific list using the messaging functions.

    Since you are using physical goods, it's also a viable option to have some kind of add-in to the packaging whether that is a business card, flyer, or other promotional message. Leverage your assets in this situation by first exploring a way to turn what you've learned in the past about Ebay into some sort of product, service, etc ... and don't be afraid to keep scaling your existing business as well. Cheers for your success.
     
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    Send affiliate products relevant to your category and see if they buy or have engagement with the content you continue to provide.