Carolyn Howard-Johnson knows ways to get names for your personal mailing list, and provided authors with a most helpful list when her book, Frugal Book Promoter, was published. Unfortunately, some of her suggestions did not apply to young ladies. For example, young ladies might not be on a parent list at a local school. So, here is a list of 8 alternative sources for how to get names for your personal mailing list.
First, understand that if you find your name on any listing, then you should not hesitate to include other names on your personal mailing list. For example, search the list of teachers at your school. If your teacher has been included in this list, then his or her name can be added to your personal mailing list. That's an easy solution to how to get names for your personal mailing list.
2. Sports Teams
If you have become part of any sports team, and if a listing of the team’s players has been posted somewhere, then you can put every member on your personal mailing list. Since any such listing normally includes mention of the coach, the coach’s name ought to be added to your personal list as well. Another example, if you were ever the referee for a sports league, then the members of that same league deserve to be included on your mailing list.
3. After School Programs
Think back and try to remember what you used to do on weekends, after school, or during the summer. Did you ever attend any sort of art class? Maybe it was just a short program during which you worked with ceramic pieces. The names of the teacher and the other students can be placed on your mailing list.
4. Previous Sports Classes or Activities
Did you ever take any dance classes? How about any cheerleading classes? If you took any such classes, then you have identified another source to use as you collect names for your personal mailing list.
5. Music Recitals
Did you ever take any music classes? If you did, then you must have performed at a recital. All the performers at that same recital must have had their names included in a printed program. You should feel free to place any or all of those names on the list meant for your eyes only.
6. Other Recreational Activities
Did you ever take a karate class? Did you ever go to yoga? Have you ever gone to a wine tasting or new restaurant opening? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you have found a new source of names for your listing of possible contacts.
7. Tutor/Study Program
Was there a time when you agreed to forego a fun summertime activity because you needed to improve your understanding of a certain subject, or you wanted to master a special skill? If so, then you can reap the rewards of your sacrifice. Add every name of those involved in that particular program to your mailing list.
8. School Activity Mates
Did you join a theatrical group at your high school or college? Did you play sports? Were you part of any clubs? Because others have seen your name, you should not hesitate to contact the other members of the group.