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Should I buy an email list?

Q:  Can you obtain clean/opt-in email addresses for a targeted zip code from reputable provider, if any?

A:  Hi Ashok!  Never, ever, ever buy email addresses from anyone for anything.  There's no such thing as clean or opt-in email addresses.  If the person who owns the email address did not specifically give his/her permission to be on your list, then it's spam. Period.  And trust me, if someone is annoyed enough at you for "spamming" him, he can make you life an utter hell by telling your domain host, your web host, and your ISP that you're a spammer.  If the only "proof" that you have that this person requested to be on your list is from a list that you purchased, that will not serve as proof at all, and  your registrar, ISP, and web host can shut you down and make you go out of business.

The best way to build a list is to have an opt-in form on your own site and use an email marketing program (I like to help you capture these opt-ins.  Here's an article from my blog that will also help build your list:  15 Proven Strategies to Grow Your List

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Best-selling author Donna Gunter works with successful business owners who are experts in their fields and established in their industry and are seeking a way to stand out from their competitors. Using her Ideal Clients on Autopilot System©, she helps them determine the exact strategies to generate more qualified leads and better-paying clients with automated systems. This proven system makes all their marketing easier and more effective and they find themselves positioned as the only choice for their clients.

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