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Are We Allowed To Spam?

Spam if applied to email, means that you are not allowed to send unsolicited bulk email. Unsolicited means that the recipient has not granted permission, bulk means that the message is sent as part of a large collection of messages.

But, what about offline marketing?

I am not sure how this works in other countries, but in Norway (and my guess is that it’s similar in both Sweden and Denmark), we can buy addresses to all sorts of companies. We can send them letters or whatever we like to send them, as long as it’s offline (snail mail).

My question is; are we allowed to spam, as long as it’s offline?

Or maybe the definition of spam only applies when it’s on the Internet?

12 responses to “Are We Allowed To Spam?”

  1. Jonclaude says:

    I have been used Affiliate silver bullet and I never make any commission I guess so you are the first person to get a pay check from Dustin.

  2. Jens says:

    Hi Jonclaude

    How long have you been using it?

    I have received several “paychecks” from Affiliate Silver Bullet, but this was the last one.

    Have you earned money from it, and they didn’t pay you?

  3. Geoff says:

    I have commissions still owing from May 2008, and have sent many support tickets. Dustin just tells me Affiliate Silver Bullet is closed.

    Hopefully if it re-opens I will be paid for past efforts.

  4. Jens says:

    Hi Geoff,

    I thought they’d pay commission that they owe people even if they have closed the system. That’s weird and bad policy.

    – jens –

  5. Geoff says:

    Hi Jens,

    That is exactly what I told Dustin. Since I made that statement I have had no response.


    • Jens says:

      If I were you, I would send emails to Justin until I get the cash he owes you. You should write a blog post where you share your experience, and post to forums. It’s important that people get this kind of information.

      – jens –

  6. Geoff says:

    I Googled any problems with ASB commissions and arrived here! Others will read this post. I was going to write a blog post but I have never been one to criticize other marketers – but this has annoyed me.

    As I said to Dustin, affiliate marketers expect to get paid when they do the work.

    Anyway thanks for listening Jen, maybe Dustin will read it and pay outstanding commissions – closed ASB or not!


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