How to Build Targeted Lists for FREE

How to Build Targeted Lists for FREE

Why do I share my most prized secrets? Because I want you to succeed. The DBPR website allows you to search and export businesses and gives you their address, phone number and EMAIL! Do it Now.


You can easily export a CSV file that can also be used in Excel for organizing however both Google and Facebook will import the default CSV file with field mapping / matching. This is a very simple process as described HERE. Searching by “License Type” and “City or County” is most effective.

This particular online service is only for the state of Florida however you can find similar for almost every state using Google Search. Don’t be afraid to try other similar searches with the state you are looking for etc.

FCC_logoThese lists will not be used for sending email but for serving ads. It is illegal to send emails to lists like these as per CANSPAM. The CAN-SPAM Act, a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

There is no such a law that prohibits serving display ads. Business license information is a public record.

top_logo“The DBPR Online Services website provides information about applicants and licensed individuals for those professions and businesses that are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. If you would like to download general information (e.g. mailing addresses) about a particular group, please visit our free download site by clicking here.”

Last and not least, be sure you have conversion tracking in place so you can see which lists, ads, campaigns etc are generating the leads and/or sales. Always focus on landing page optimization..

A Huge Thanks to Kimball Stadler of Top Dog Performance for sharing this Hot Tip. At Vero Beach Marketing we can’t manage your social media pages and content, we focus on the paid advertising and tracking. Kimball however can take care of your page and social media content and coaching.

A Great Example of Remarketing

A Great Example of Remarketing

Some of you may know I was visiting New Orleans this past week.

It was for business and pleasure. I went to the Lower 9th Ward, saw the levy, of course the French Quarter, mostly ate my favorite foods, created a new favorite, Shrimp Etoufee atop French Fries. While driving around a friend mentions using and enjoying Blue Apron, how if he invited me I would get a week of Free food. I gave him my email and he registered me. I got the email but after a few days of traveling that email was 50+ deep in my inbox. A few days later of course, I had forgotten about this car conversation completely.


Now I am back and checking my Facebook and BOOM. This article appears in my feed. I clicked it without hesitation, I never even saw “sponsored”. I was fixated on the Brand Name, the Headline and that colorful unique photo. I am a savvy digital media marketer and even I fell for this. Hook, Line and Sinker.

Because… REMARKETING WORKS! Read the Blue Apron Article.

I still hadn’t activated my account from the email yet while stopping to write this article. I was looking up my IP address and BAM they got me in Google too…

What Is My IP The IP Address Experts ®

The cool thing is here is that with conversion tracking installed the ads will stop once I do finally signup. This way they are not wasting ad dollars on existing customers etc. This is a great feature in both Google and Facebook for controlling the budget. Notice how by continuing to wait, I am further in on the funnel and now getting $20 Off offer.

Remarketing is all around us every day at work, on our mobile and yes, even on vacation. You may be seeing these ads and think to yourself Blue Apron is a National brand, they must have big budgets, this type of advertising is out of my reach. It is not.

Blue Apron uses Google Adwords, they use the same tools that you or I would use when we log into your account at  Here below are two articles to help you get started…

Setting Up Email and Phone Lists is Easy

Setting Up Email & Phone Lists is Easy

Ok, so you have been doing business for years, or maybe you haven’t been in business long but you have a list from DBPR or emails from your web site, MailChimp, Constant Contact, phone numbers from a conference or even your caller-id. Maybe you read my article “Growth Hacking Your Email Newsletter via Your WIFI Hotspot” and are using your WiFI to collect emails. Whatever the method, you know they are valuable but what do you do with them?

Cold Calling? Spamming? You know cold calling doesn’t work on you, why would it work when you try? You can’t spam for fear of going to jail due to CANSPAM laws. So what can you do? Definitely do not import this to MailChimp or Constant Contact.

You can serve Display Ads on…

#1 – Facebook

#2 – Google

Both Facebook and Google allow marketing to email lists and phone lists. Taking a list of emails and importing it into “audiences” or lists and then building an ad campaign to serve ads based on certain demographic information like geo-location or the city or county they are in, their gender, why serve ads for high heels to men right! You can also target by age group, no sense in selling a Bugatti to 18-24 year olds unless you want to target your ad to Justin Bieber.

All of these controls and more are available to you on both the Facebook and Google Platforms. Here is how you do it…






With that said there are some limitations. Google does not allow phone lists yet. Facebook allows both email and phone lists. Both Facebook and Google have other lists options that depending on your business may be worth exploring.

Serving these ads are typically very inexpensive however you will want to be sure to have the right advertising campaign and sales funnel for best results. Content marketing is key when marketing to lists and audiences. Check out this Really Great Example.

Don’t forget to focus on your landing pages.