Referrals!!! Consider Reverse Marketing

@jan135 (537)
Australia
February 15, 2007 6:38pm CST
If you are promoting any sort of program, be it affiliate,mlm,my lot, whatever, you will need to have referrals to get the most out of your program. We can all agree we have had spam in our e-mail box at some time or other. What do we usually do with spam. Delete it of course!!! Wrong!!! Consider reverse marketing. When you receive a spam e-mail, reply to it politely,with your offer/opportunity.If its a no reply e-mail address read what the e-mail has to say and scroll down the e-mail and look to see if there is a e-mail address. This way you are adding to your "list" Good luck
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@mysiraylon (1102)
• United States
21 Feb 07
That would be a great idea, why not. Since those spammers already know our email then let's try ride with them politely and share them what we got. Our offer may be of interest to them and be better than the one they're IN where they use to promote thru spamming...
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Yes well this is very true you must have referrals, to whatever program you are promoting. I understand what you are saying but in Australia this is also called spam that is why we are encouraged to delete it, not do it like this as we are not allowed.
@jan135 (537)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
If you have been spammed first, it is not classed as spam to reply to their original message. Their message will show up in the e-mail that you reply too.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
16 Feb 07
By doing so it would verify your address and you would get even more spam mail. This would then begin to take up more time that it would be worth in my estimation. If you have proof that it works then report back and it may just fit what we seek. Good luck.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
21 Feb 07
...lol ...I have acually done that myself ...unfornatunely they usually just come back ...the email they used doesn't accept in coming mail ...but hey keep trying ...you might get lucky with one or two ...
• United States
16 Feb 07
Interesting idea. I think I will try it out and see what happens. I think it will only take a few seconds more to hit reply, copy and paste a ready made email and hit send. Thanks for sharing the idea.
@greengal (4288)
• United States
16 Feb 07
That is a very good idea and hadn't thought of it myself..lol But most spam is actually the deletable kinds, I mean its not a proper email or anything. Maybe we can reply to the ones that offer services and sell a product.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I have done that a couple of times it didnt work though. I think it was a nice try. I do still try it on occasion just in case it does work. Another thing that works is when a telamarketer calls to try to sell you somehing you start talking about the program that you are promoting and that works sometimes.