If you want to make money in the mailing list
business, you should contact the state and federal
government for sources of lists. What's available? You wouldn't believe it!
From many states you can get lists of licensed
attorneys, accountants, real estate agents,
veterinarians, barbers, insurance companies, architects, nursing homes, cosmetologists, social
workers, dentist, librarians, psychologist, manufacturers, licensed drivers, businesses, doctors,
foreign corporations registered in the state, and many others. There are even 28 states that allow
access to driver's license records!
When you're dealing with the government, expect
to have to go through several people to finally
get to talk with someone knowledgeable about the lists that are available.
This even more of a problem when dealing with
the federal government. Again, be persistent. If
you believe a particular list is available from the government don't take no for an answer when
someone says there isn't such a list. here's a few sources to speed you on your way;
FSS Surplus Personal Property Zone. This is a
list of people who have bought auctioned
government property from the federal government. It's broken down into several files (regions).
An example if region 8-10 consisting of 38,000 buyer addresses. It's available on tape from the
General Services Administration for $50.
DOMESTIC MAIL MANUAL. 8,700 paid subscribers to
the government's publication on
postal regulations. It's available from the government printing office.
CATALOG OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
subscriber list. 1400
paid subscribers to this publication which lists monthly government publication. The list is available
from the Government Printing Office. Call or write for current price and format.
BUSINESS AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL TRADE subscribers
list of nearly 5,000 names
and address of people either in export related fields, or expressing an interest. The list is available
from the government printing office.
Again, these are just a few of the many, many
lists available. Some are free. Most carry a nominal
charge. Be sure to specify printed directory, diskettes, or tape format. It is also advisable to
inquire and make sure the file you want has the complete name, and address for it to be usable -
many files may only have a name and no address.