This strategy is stupidly effective.
The beauty of this approach is how highly targeted this list is to people that CARE about you.
In online marketing, that is as powerful a hook as you are ever going to get.
Here is an (anonymized with my name) e-mail template that an instructor of ours used to get over 100 free signups to his school:
And the applications are limitless.
Looking for a new job? Chances are one of your Linkedin contacts knows exactly the right opportunity.
Raising money for Alzheimers research? This approach is a lot more effective than updating your Facebook status 7 times a day.
Trying to find a worthy beneficiary for Nigerian royalty money? Done, done and done.*
As long as you promise to remove my email from this experiment, I’d love to hear how it works out for you on Twitter.