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Monetizing my 80k Opt-In Mailing List

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mungus, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    Hola! I've recently scraped an absolute ton of email addresses from old gmail accounts I had used over the past 6 months to harvest addresses. I was basically using a ton of old school ewhoring methods and also using FB profiles of hot girls to get horny guys to sign up, however I didn't bother to monetize it and as usual, went onto another project shortly afterwards. I have now got around just under 80k email add's of horny guys but I've no way to mail them. From what I can tell , getting set up to mail this many people is something I have no experience of and would be pretty costly, is there a way I can get some CB products or something mailed to this list "on the cheap" or even for free?

    I was thinking of trying to load the addresses into a few gmail accounts and blast them but I'm pretty sure google would cave my head in with a massive ban hammer of somesort and probably hassle my ISP for my details. Anyone advice from anyone with any experience in this field would be hugely appreciated...

    Thanks!
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  3. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    Haha. I was using the wrong wording, what I meant was I "colated" all of the emails that I had collected across a number of different campaigns and email addresses.
     
  4. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    You can cycle them into a mailing list script from your cpanel script vault application. phplist is a free option that you can run from your own hosting account.

    The thing is that if you are going to use scraped lists like you are discussing here, which I don't ever recommend doing, due to all of the issues connected to it.

    However, since this is the route you are going, I will advise you on the safest bet in using them with the least trouble:

    1. Bust them into smaller lists of 2,500 - 5,000 emails.

    2. Verify they are good and live email accounts.

    3. Add them into a clean mailing list process script on your hosting account.

    4. Push an ' introduction ' campaign and send an email form letter telling them that you have them in your list and that to remain on your list, they click link a and if they want to be removed and miss out on all of the cool stuff to come, they click b.

    This sends them through an opt-in funnel, so it is LEGAL to then advertise to them and you can verify to a mailing list service like aweber where you got them from in ' getting them second hand ' and prove they are in fact opted in to your list.

    5. Now, you can go to the web for plr and mrr type products, as well as clickbank products and cpa offers for dating subscription services related to the dating niche, which these guys surely need help with and they are targeted as a market list.

    Keep in mind as to how you get the emails, based on how the owner of the account contacts you and use their own interest of capturing them as a way to find what to offer them.

    Food for thought.

    Hope this helps point you in the right direction.
     
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  5. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    Great stuff aftershock2020, I am actually trying to keep it legal believe it or not lolz, and this helps me keep on the right side of the law, now to spend the next week chunking the list down into more , smaller lists, :) cheers!
     
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  6. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    This is 100% true.

    That is why is is absolutely essential that you get them to opt-in immediately before you ever make an offer.

    Like I've stated previously, I don't personally use this method, however, the fact of the matter is that it is clearly stated in the anti-spam icann laws that it is illegal to solicit promotions to people that aren't voluntary opt-ins. Contacting someone's email and giving them the option to click on the survey or add themselves to a list is done every day by all advertisers across the globe.

    As long as you are open and say that I've gotten your email in my database and ask would you like to stay or go?...it is legitimate.

    I have to do the same thing with every jv, partner or purchased mailing list I get, which is the same thing...that way they are ' my ' unique client and never promoted blindly with that " my partner/associate " crap putting my business at risk.

    That is the simple, easy and legal way around it. They optin, they are on the list.

    Paypal, ebay and amazon have a no refund policy should you voluntarily opt-in to an ad, auction or service willingly...that is why these backend $1 for the first month trials work for these criminals out there giving bad forms and double and triple pinging people's account in multiple billing scams, only to have paypal say " You got screwed, sorry. "
     
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    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Glad I could help.
     
  8. ExCluSiveG

    ExCluSiveG Junior Member

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    Not sure if this would work for you, but why not add them in a gmail account, create accounts on twitter and facebook, import your addressbook and take things from there?

    It is not really mailing. But it's your safest bet atm. Then monetize on them using funny/horny vids/pics for which they have to complete some content locking offer to complete.

    There are some other things you could do. But that is how I would take things in your case.

    Your list is NOT optin btw. Optin means they actually choose to be on your list. It doesn't seem to be the case here. ;)

     
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