Few days ago I received this:
My name is XXXXXX and I am a Marketing Administrator for HealthAdBuyers.com. We have a client that may be interested in advertising on your site XXXXXXXXXX.com. Is there a good person to contact about options and rates?
I greatly appreciate your help in routing me in the right direction.
They were asking about putting ads in my personal site. I don’t have ads in my site, and I don’t plan to put some. But I was intrigued about this , even if I have to say that you’re doing it wrong already. You need to explain what do you want from me in details, otherwise I’m pissed off already.
Anyway, I answered :
there is a good person, and it’s me.
I’m so sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I have been out of the office. Thank you for replying to my email. We are still very interested in working with you to place ads on your website. Unfortunately the client we had in mind to partner with you has run out of budget since I contacted you.
However we may be able to find another interested client. Specifically we would like to buy text link ads on your site for a flat monthly or yearly rate.
Please let me know if you would be interested in selling this type of advertisement. If so we can begin to look through our stable of clients to find a potential match.
Also please let me know if you have any other sites (of any topic or purpose), as we have many unique clients in various fields looking to advertise.
Thanks again for your time
Under his answer, there was another email, the response of another client to whom they were asking the same thing, with a nice price list for hosting the ads in few sites.
are you kidding me? why people is working in this way? answering email forwarding other emails?
Moreover, you never explained to me what this all is about. Maybe I am naive, or dumb, but you contacted me and now I think it’s normal you have to explain.
I know your job is to contact thousand of people per day, but try at least to be smart, like I am the only one for this, because my site is good. If you are forwarding other emails, I’m getting pissed, not to mention privacy stuff.
What is that anyway? some kind of sick linkbuilding? Affiliate? SHIT? yeah, maybe this last one.
I don’t envy the people working on this stuff, but I truly believe anyway there are many other cool jobs out there waiting. If you like linkbuilding outreach , for sure there plenty of LB companies hiring people.
Come on, be smart , my dear XXXXX, and don’t do this shit.