If you’ve added your virtual friends, followers and fans to your email list, you’re a spammer. Here’s a tip, stop now if your LinkedIn connections, Facebook friends and Twitter followers have not given you permission to email them. No matter how tempting it may be to email your virtual friends, don’t do it.
Your LinkedIn connections, Facebook friends and Twitter followers have not given your permission to email them.
I’d rather have a list of 200 prospects that have given me permission to email them than a list of 1,000 names and emails that I have forced into communicating with me.
The BEST WAY to build your email lists is the old fashioned way…by having them opt-in through a form, whether it’s a generated form by MailChimp or ConstantContact…or a simple form that you manually add their email information from there.