When launching a new directory or membership website, you want to invite good quality candidates to join your site. How you go about compiling your email list depends on how much time you are willing to invest as well as which industry the people you are targeting are in.
It’s surprisingly easy to acquire email lists!
There are a handful of reputable websites that sell email lists based on industry, personal information such as age or location, and many other variables. But purchasing an email list can be risky. Many of the emails you purchase will likely be old or inactive. Furthermore, because these people didn’t subscribe to your emails they may mark you as spam which could result in some email providers blacklisting your address.
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The safe and recommended option is to invest some sweat equity into compiling a list of email addresses or social media accounts that you can message. You will be the one compiling this list and so ideally these candidates will more likely be interested in whatever you are selling — they weren’t randomly purchased contacts.
Now comes the fun part…
Contacting these people and emailing them! There’s many ways you can go about doing this without appearing spammy and again, this largely depends on the demographic you are targeting.
Here’s just one email template that works well to get new members signed up and join your community…
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