At the other end of the spectrum is buying leads. This is also not the best option since it can be very expensive and may result in leads that may not actually be interested in your products or business. These are not great leads, either. The best leads will always be the ones you generate yourself—people who have shown some sort of interest in what you have to offer.
UpLead verifies lists at the time of export, as opposed to other options like Salesfully, which verifies information on a scheduled basis, but not necessarily in real-time. UpLead also verifies the recipient’s email server configuration to determine whether your email will likely be received, or if the server has a firewall or spam filter that may bounce the email back to you. This is helpful in maintaining a good sender reputation with your email provider.
As a last resort, you could try cold calling by phone. This is probably the most depressing and soul destroying activity on the planet. Even if you get past the usual questions such as ‘If you’re selling something – I’m not interested’ and ‘How did you get my number?’ you need a really slick and professional script and the ability to recognize and avoid lonely old ladies who just want to interact with someone, anyone, in fact.