Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just for the the record...

Today I received an email from someone who wanted to pay me to post content on my blog. Their company would provide the text, I'd post it, and they'd pay me $25 as long as I didn't identify it as sponsored content. That sounds pretty sketchy, and, of course, I declined.

Right now, I have no desire to monetize. I've never had advertisements, but I'm not necessarily ruling out the idea. If I ever decide to place advertisements on my blog, they'll be clearly labeled as such. If I ever do a paid review, I'll let you know that as well and insist on retaining full control of my content. To do otherwise would be to compromise my ethics for money.

7 comments:

SJean said...

Thanks. Besides, readers can see right through that and it makes them lose respect.

Nothing wrong with ads, as long as they are obviously ads.

louise said...

good, I have had these and refused them as well, it's nice to see that there are others who feel the same way.

That One Caveman said...

I guess I'm not big enough yet since I have yet to be contacted by such an entity. :-D Not like I'd accept. Even if it's something I believe in, I will never put my name on another's work. Besides, I like to think my writing style is somewhat unique (even though it probably isn't) and people would notice if it had my name but not my voice.

Jim ~ mydebtblog.com said...

Those kinds of posts are easy to pick up. Most of the time they have very specific wording they want Google to pick up on to help the sponsor's rankings. I blog because I want to and it's more of a personal journal for me to put down my thoughts. It is very open though to public so I also have to deal with the reality of how the outside sees my situation.

plonkee said...

Reputable pay per post companies would want you to state that it was a paid for post, so even if you want to do paid posts this was a bad deal.

Kacie said...

Was it a payday loan company? They're ridiculous like that.

E.C. said...

Kacie-
Nope, I checked the site out, and it was financial advice for debtors in the UK. It looked legitimate, and they weren't pushing consolidation loans or anything.