Growth hacks are "fun" but they're unsustainable, hence the term hack. In the end natural, bedrock growth beats all.
However, this one was just too fun not to try
I run a personalised cold emailing startup, i.e hyper-personalised cold emails using prospect data
And like any early-stage founder, I was looking for new ways to grow
We all know and have been victim of horrible template emails and I realised...wait these people are my future customers
So what I did was create a temp gmail account, sign up to a bunch of websites, that I knew are going to harvest my email
Then set up an automatic reply that read.
I don't know what your open rate is for these cold emails, but you can hit easy 80% open rates with 40% reply rates using personalised AI, try out <xyz>"
Now how does this work for you?
Every solution is a replacement for another solution. If you run a marketing agency, an easy way to implement the above process would be to position yourself as your prospects customer and sell your services in return