When you buy email lists you are automatically sending email to folks who likely don’t know who you’re at all. Unless you’ve got a killer offer, some serious targeted marketing and a killer subject line here you need to expect less than stellar results. Most companies which sell email lists generally state that they’re 100% opt in lists. And that is just flat out wrong. I say because people will usually sign up with all the hopes of having some great free things when they visit your site but later coming back they will just continue going to your competitors website and there’s a good chance they will unsubscribe from your mailing list.

The greatest mistake you can create with an email list is producing it. The same as a telephone book you would like to collect names and email addresses. Collecting email addresses will let you send future emails to these new contacts as well as prospective offers to them. However, before you do you have to get the email addresses first.

Spam is a massive problem on the Internet today and this is why so many websites have taken measures to purchase email lists in order to lessen their spam load. You may buy lists all over the Internet but you have to be very careful about that which you obtain the email listing from. You see most spam is purchased by computer savvy individuals that seek to target individuals who have already shown interest in the spam messages that they have received. Therefore you should just purchase your listing from trusted and legitimate sources that have big databases of genuinely interested subscribers.

Here’s another quick tip. Never ever buy email lists for the purpose of bulk mailing. It is just never going to work. Mass mailing is a sure fire way to receive your inboxes stuffed full of undesirable unsolicited mails and you may find yourself being reported as a spammer!

So what should you look for in an email list? First of all you want to be certain that the list contains enough people to be helpful to you and that you will really use each and each of those people who you purchase your email listing from. So when you buy your listing make certain that you purchase it from a reputable source that has a high number of active readers.

This is where your social media profile comes in to play. Social media profiles are a terrific place to advertise for free. For instance, you can use Facebook and twitter to market for free. And as soon as you’ve signed up for both websites you can then simply insert your email address in your Facebook or Twitter sign-up form and whenever anyone gets an email address petition to get advice from you, your email address will be sent straight back to your own social networking profile.

Finally you wish to be sure that your email list is not inundated with spam. Spam is the worst thing that could happen to your small business. In reality there are many laws in different states that prevent companies from sending spam email addresses to their inboxes. So if you buy email lists be sure that they are not sold to third parties that will bombard your inboxes with unwanted emails. There are also some good free anti-spam softwares that you can get to help protect your inboxes.Learn more about how to create an email distribution list in outlook here.

So how do you get people to join your email list? Well the best way is to use Facebook and ask people to join your list. Ask folks to join your FB page or your blog and then tell them to add your email addresses on their Facebook webpages or in their blogs too. The more people you ask to join your listing the more prone you are to get them to actually add your email addresses within their Facebook or twitter profiles. The more people you get to learn about you the more prone you should be viewed and heard by potential clients.