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Can you/Where to sell email addresses?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jcanada, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. jcanada

    jcanada Newbie

    Dec 4, 2013
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    I've been lurking BHW for a while and am getting ready to sell my first product. I plan on selling an informative eBook, but giving the customer two options to get the eBook:

    1) Simply pay for the eBook (something like $5), or...
    2) Enter their email address, in which they'll receive an email to a link locker to fill out an offer, which upon completion will take them to the final download link (hosted on Blogger)

    I'm wondering 1) is it legal to sell email addresses you obtain through an opt-in, and 2a) where you can sell them and 2b) how much you can sell email addresses for?
  2. SolveMyMaze

    SolveMyMaze Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 10, 2011
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    As far as I know when someone submits their email address to you, the only way you can't share their address with others is if you state on your site that you won't divulge this information to other people. Although perhaps others on here with more experience on email lists could clarify this?

    In terms of selling them and cost, I'll cover this in one go; Fiverr. Once you've got the list it's pretty much a straightforward way of selling it by putting it into an Excel file. Of course, if you've got 10,000 addresses in it, divide it up into increments of your choice and then make a gig extra(s) on Fiverr to distribute the rest of the list. I.e. sell the first 1k contacts for $5 and then charge whatever you want for the remainder.

    Some might say that $4 is a low yield (Fiverr will take $1 as a commission), but for what's literally a 30 second job of uploading a file and hitting the 'Complete' button on the Fiverr order form, it could really turn into a nice earner.
  3. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

    Sep 18, 2010
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    Stop spamming threads with this crap