I have owned safe lists in the past. I'm sitting here trying to remember the names.
Over the older years, I let some really good domain names go that I sure wish I hadn't.
One safe list I owned was called TotalIncome dot com. I sold or gave away that safe list to someone
and with it the domain name.
Anyway, I owned at least 3 safe lists back in the day. There was no trickery and not sure how there
could be anyway. All it is, is members agree to receiving emails. It's all tracked with ip's and such so
if someone does holler spam, nothing becomes of it.
I'm still a member of some of the old safe lists altho I don't use them directly, I do make a little money
from them some times. Business World List and Herculist. I've been a member of those since the first
day they launched. Ten or more years they have been in operation.
There are people that will view the safe list messages but for the most part, I don't think they do like
they did years ago. There are some good qualities about them, especially for the newbie. If you can
keep a closed mine...in that I mean, you can learn a lot about what type of subject lines and messages
that attract your attention...which means it probably attracts others attention too. In other words, they
can be worthy for the learning if nothing else. There was a fellow many years ago, and I wish I knew who
he was. He may still be around online today. He sent out the absolute best safe list messages I have ever
seen. His subject lines were nothing short of great! You could not help but view the messages from the
safelists he used, just to look for his message....which was always readily detectable because the subject
lines pulled you in like a magnet. Another thing is, you can copy subject lines and even messages to use
yourself in ads and/or in creating content and pages. So there was always something to be said about
how to use safe lists to your advantage which may not always be focusing on yourself sending messages
but learning and utilizing.
The best safe list subject line I ever wrote, altho a bit dirty, was back in the day when 'viagra' first started
up online. I don't remember what my ad was for at all. No doubt it was for some sort of affiliate program
or some sort of program I owned. I got tons of sign ups and wonderful comments and people wanted me
on their team because....my subject line was so great. This is what it was:
*****I Put Viagra On My....
Exactly like that, stars for spacing and all. The body message started something like this:
I put viagra on my s h i t list.
But you see, that subject line grabbed attention. It created strong curiosity. She put viagra where?
I've been hearing about viagra, what is she doing with it? What is viagra anyway?
You see what I mean? Of course, everyone today knows what it is and that subject line wouldn't pull like
it did back then. Using recent life events and happenings mingled in with a question or curious nature, can
get those messages open in a heart beat. That one stupid little subject line, made me a small fortune. I
sent it out in several safe lists at that time.