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- The Offer -
The affiliate/advertiser's site is not a fly by night operation and has been around for some time.
- A little about my site -
My site has a good amount of traffic. I only use adsense and have never participated in anything else other than adsense or ypn type programs (no selling of links, link exchanges, etc). Any outgoing links are those I found would help my visitors and I'm selective on those links.
- Ramifications -
What are the ramifications of accepting such an offer? Am I being taken for a ride? Here is what I imagine could happen:
What would you do? What are your thoughts? What am I missing or am I being overly protective?
Jane_Doe this email you are refering to, is a scam then?
Well, the ones I got recently offering $5,000 for a link for a month seemed to be. I got several of the same emails sent to different sites on different topics. I searched for part of the email text in Google and found the same email being mass emailed to other web publishers as well and discussed as a scam.
If there are some legitimate $5,0000 a month for a link emails making the rounds, too, then good for anyone who makes that kind of money for one link.
OH and I haven't recieved one of those emails yet. Although I did just turn down an offer to buy my website.
I have received the $5,000 today. It is in my account and all is well. I have explained to the bank my concern and they verified that the money is mine.
No contract and if I need to stop for any reason, such as reduced adsense earnings, there won't be a problem. Just refund the difference.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! I would not have had the confidence to move forward without your input!
WebmasterWorld.com is the place to be!
It's too easy to infiltrate forums like these and start posting messages of successful business relationships with companies that most would consider to be spammers. Any serious business would take the time to contact a publisher via telephone and speak with them about the $5,000 they're prepared to throw at them. Pure email correspondence is a ridiculously (for the payee, anyways) foolish way of reaching out to a publisher.
[edited by: CentennialEmpire at 11:25 pm (utc) on June 6, 2008]
I took the time to ask questions about an offer and shared the outcome of my decision. I never mentioned a website or provided any information that could lead to the company in question.
Yes, I should have called the company, sound advice, but to insinuate that I'm infiltrating the forum clearly indicates you are a wee bit paranoid!
Sure, I infiltrated the forum in 2004 and pay my $149 yearly subscription fee so that I can create a post about a successful business venture that doesn't include any business names.
Aha, we caught you shoreline! You were doing so well, but then you made one fatal flaw: admitting your guilt. Your four year plan has failed; I will never do business ventures again!
When it comes to money, and lots of it, anyone who isn't the least bit concerned about the validity of claims an individual may make has never been affected by a financial scam.
While your experience may be legit I'm stating something that ought to be very obvious to any business individual -- check and double check any opportunity knocking on your door and don't take someone's word as gospel.
Keep us updated on your status with the company paying you for the links and for G's sake I hope you continue making that sort of money for a while to come.