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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    I need advice and some thoughts....
    I got a email from a company, it said more or less, that they read on a message board that I had leads and They more or less like to buy them from me.
    This is not good for my business is it? any thoughts or suggestions? I have not responded I would just like to know what you would do in my situation.
    thnx.
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    Edit: the only reason I am posting this is this is the first email i have received of this nature, and I don't know what to say.
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    Do you? And is it posted on boards?

    If not, then discard the email as spam...
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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    I noted that i have a mailing list... convergence can I pm you the name of the company and get your thoughts?
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    You bet, go ahead.

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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    You know what selling my mailing list goes against my privacy policy. If I can't hold to a tee my privacy policy then what kind of a affiliate would I be. It did catch me by suprise though.
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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    I will pass this as spam.
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    If you own targeted lists and this company has a product that is good fit, it could be a good business opportunity. But as always you should get some background info on the company and a reference or 2 if possible before working with them.
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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    These are very targeted lists and it would be a quick money fix for me, but i have a privacy policy which states when they sign up that I will not sell their personal information. So much going on in my life right now I can't believe it slipped my mind for 5 minutes. At least I have ABW to ponder thoughts and think things through before shooting off a email.
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    Jody,

    It sounds like you have spent time obtaining these lists and know they are targeted. I would say you can monetize the lists yourself without compromising the trust and loyalty of your customers or your privacy policy.


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    Yes, monetize the lists yourself, and watch carefully who you partner with. Since you posted you have a list it got the attention of several, if not all, the lead gen networks.

    Are they lists that you can generate leads from? Or sell retail products to? Or are they people that just signed up to get newsletters from you that don't have ads in them now? You are right that you don't want to alienate your subscribers, but you should somehow try to garner some income from that many subscribers.
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    when someone comes to you with this sort of thing 9 out of 10 it is bad bad bad

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    BTW, my questions aren't for you to answer publically, they are for you to answer for yourself, then make you decisions from
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    ABW Ambassador jodyq's Avatar
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    Thanks for the advice....sorry for the late post, and see I would have actually never known any of this on my own. TGF ABW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jodyq
    You know what selling my mailing list goes against my privacy policy. If I can't hold to a tee my privacy policy then what kind of a affiliate would I be.
    Bless you for your integrity.

    A quick buck through questionable means can haunt the conscience for a long time. You made the right move.
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