A Productive Rant About selling email address
The idea of selling your email address is as old as the Internet, but this is the first time I have actually done it. I think it’s a great idea. I am still getting used to the idea of giving my email address away, but I honestly think it will become more of a habit than a reflex.
I used to get emails from people asking me how to sell my email address, but I’ve found that I get a lot fewer emails asking for my email address now. Also, as a whole, I’ve found that email addresses are often sold by those who get them by accident, and rarely for good reason. But the way I look at it, the email address itself gives you one of the best places to sell things on the internet.
Selling a website email address usually works like this: You ask a potential client for an email address, and then they respond with whatever information they know about you. This is because the email address is essentially a one-to-one relationship. Every email address is essentially like a list of what your business does and that information can be used to find potential customers. A lot of times, Ive even been surprised at how many people who are very interested in what I do actually know about my business.
This is true. There’s something about the process of selling that makes people feel like I do know them. It’s like an instant relationship. People are like, “I’ve emailed you about this and now I know who you are!” But it’s not true. People are always, always going to look at you as just another email address.
The first thing you need to do is find out if your email address is legitimate. Because you can’t even find a legitimate, e-mail address when you’ve just been looking to find a company that can do something with your email address.
You have to be able to prove who you are and have their email address. Your email will work just as well as a real person’s email address. People will often use an alias; they’ll email you using a fake name or something like that to try to hide their identity and confuse their email. A lot of companies will use your email as a way to try to sell you something like an account or a subscription.
The best way to make sure you’ll actually get a response is to make sure you’re using a valid email address.
A lot of companies don’t want to see their users having email addresses that are used for phishing purposes. I mean phishing is a pretty broad term, but any time you see a phrase like “we will send you our new email address” you can probably assume it’s a scam. This is especially true when it comes to email addresses that are used to get free product or services.
I remember when I was just starting out a lot of companies were sending people to my personal email with a coupon or a freebie. The best way to avoid this kind of email address is to use a real email address. One of the biggest ways companies take advantage of people with email addresses that are fake is to give them a coupon code at the end of an email.
It’s also a huge scam. If you are a merchant and you send someone to your email with a fake email, chances are you are scammed and your merchant account is hacked.