Every couple of days I empty out my gmail Spam folder; which on a daily basis contains about 10 times as much mail as the folder which holds the messages I actually want to read. For some reason, today I decided to browse through the emails before sending them off the big cyber trashcan in the sky. The majority of it was for cheap Viagra, letters informing me that a dead Nigerian dicator has left me millions, and notifications that I’ve won the UK National Lottery (for like the 300th time this year). But, in amongst those were also a surprising (or maybe not so surprising) number of “legitimate pitches” for home bases businesses. They all included the obligatory phisical address and link to remove myself from their list; and many indicated that I had requested additional information from one of their “partner sites” … me thinks my information somehow got on a leads list.
Now really, since I would have never seen these emails had I not chosen to browse through my Spam folder, I’m not all that bothered that they were sent in the first place. What I’m pondering though, is should I shoot off a quick note to some of the ones that look most legitimate (or maybe naive would be a better word), and let them know that the “lead” they quite possibly paid money for is sending their messages straight to his Spam folder? … and I’m sure I’m not the only one on their list who does this.
I suppose this is one reason I’ve never been a big advocate of purchased leads … in most cases you never really know where they came from … or if they’re even really expecting to hear from you.
Ok, this is probably where I should “pitch” you on the latest super secret way to find your own great leads that don’t get sent straight to Spam folder …
Sorry, not really my style.
But now that I’ve put the idea in your head, I don’t want to leave you totally hanging … my best advice would be to head over to Big Al’s website www.fortunenow.com and pick up a few of his timeless little books.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now …
Keep havin FuN!