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How would you monetise this?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ragster, Nov 26, 2009.

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  1. ragster

    ragster Newbie

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    This is my first post - so go easy please :)

    I have obtained a list of (about 400,000!) business owners in the UK. They haven't opted in to anything of mine - in fact I have no idea how the data was collected.

    How would you guys go about making money from this:

    sell the list
    send them offers (email or direct mail)

    Which type of offers - CPA, affiliate etc.

    How could I email them without getting shut down by my ISP or publicly flogged as a (gasp!) spammer

    The data includes:

    e-mail address,
    Company name,
    address,
    postcode,
    number of employees,
    business type,
    SI code,
    turnover,
    phone number,
    fax number,
    website URL,
    name of contact,
    job title (all are MD, proprietor etc)

    All suggestions gratefully accepted and considered...
     
  2. broker

    broker BANNED BANNED

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    You could sell the list to people doing telemarketing or direct mail in that area. You could also email the list and have them opt in to get a cleaner list.
     
  3. ragster

    ragster Newbie

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    Yes - clean the list (and get permission to email them) by getting them to opt in to something - I like it.

    What kind of thing would people who are biz owners like to opt-in to?
    Investing
    property
    time management
    lead gen

    any suggestions?

    Or any other things to do with the list?