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Making Money Off Of Email Addresses?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jagged55, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Jagged55

    Jagged55 Power Member

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    Are there any programs/systems available that can help you cash in on large email databases? I have all kinds of emails just sitting here and it would be nice to make some money off of them. I miss the old days when spamming was easy and wouldn't put you in jail. :eek:
     
  2. gts6

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    you can make money from selling the lists to email marketers
     
  3. Jagged55

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    I have sold some lists here and there but it always ends up being a hassle since I have no way of cleaning the DB and keeping it clean. I had one guy lined up to be a "partner" where he cleaned the list, mailed it and we shared in the profits but it never worked out...that was the closest I got to making more money off the DB.
     
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    what kind of cleaning needs to be done to it? is it just email addresses or other info too? either way, it should be pretty easy to get buyers, there may even be a few people right here interested.
     
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    Well my intention wasn't to turn this into a "for sale" thread so I don't want to go too far into depth as I don't want to upset anyone. But to answer your question, it is just millions of emails. Most were acquired through business deals and trades (not scraped) and I know from past mailings that there was money once made off of them.

    My dream has been that I could find a program that I could be paid by the email address submitted and get paid per signup. A little automation, a whold bunch of proxies and I retire to a beach somewhere...what a dream! :)
     
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    If I remember correctly, there are offers on CPA networks that give like $1 per email address submitted, not sure if CPA networks catch on quickly or not though.
     
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    Most of those deals are double opt-in and require a lot of info besides the email. They would go bankrupt in no time at all due to the volume of emails people could feed them. Even $0.005 is a dream come true for most.
     
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    sending them to cpa offers wont work.. unless you have millions of ip addresses to match all the email addresses :)
     
  9. Black Hat Seo

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    First you want to get the list scrubbed for spam traps. Then you want to get offshore servers to mail from which allow you to stay anonymous in the event of too many complaints.

    I imagine your list is not targeted by category which makes it much harder to make money off of, but you could send some general ads out that appeal to a wide audience.

    Using affiliate stuff will just get you banned immediately, you need to send your own offers.

    You could also sell blasts to other webmasters for a few hundred a shot.
     
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    Segments of the list are targeted while a large part is untargeted (as you can imagine). I had servers going out of China before and things were working ok with various offers. But now, I just don't want to take any chances. Lists are great for people that have a system in place but starting up right now from scratch is a big risk in my mind. I don't mind BH stuff but I want nothing to do with anything that could end in jail time.