Friday, May 22, 2009
- XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
- Interested in Purchasing Text Link
- Thu, 7 May 2009 08:36:32 +0500
Interested in Purchasing Text Link
I am interested in purchasing textlink advertising on several pages of your website
http://boston.conman.org/. Let me know if you are interested and we can discuss further details.
I can make a good offer.
I get emails like this from time to time and sometimes, I'll follow up on it, curious as to what the actual deal will be, and for this particular email, I was curious.
The deal basically was a one time payment for a permanent placement of a paragraph on seven particular entries. And the seven selected entries were a pretty ecclectic collection of posts for text advertisements for educational, exam, certification and internet related websites. But hey, it's their money I'll be receiving …
The only thing that did bother me was the “permanent placement” part, especially for the amount of money being offered. I replied with: “I'm interested, but the price given for perpetual ads seems too low. A year is fine though.” Hey, it can't hurt to haggle a bit.
- XXXXXX XXXXXXX <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
- Sean Conner <email@example.com>
- Re: Interested in Purchasing Text Link
- Sat, 9 May 2009 14:56:00 +0500
I can understand your concern for a higher fee but you have to consider the fact that i am advertising on the internal pages. Also i am advertising at the bottom of each page which doesn't have much real estate value.
Most advertisers look to advertise on the top of the page but at the bottom of each page the value has to be lower.
See basically there is no opportunity cost there, plus you can continue to advertise on the top of your page which is really your premier advertising spot.
Even then, after reconsidering my budget, I am willing to [increase the amount by 50%] for the 5 years deal.
I hope, now, it will also OK to you.
Okay, if the check clears, why not?
So I received the ads today, and placed them on the given entries and am currently awaiting approval before the check is sent. And I figure that if I hear nothing in two weeks, I can pull the ads.
But if all goes well, I'll have some additional fundage in the bank account. And don't be surprised if you come across something like:
— Paid Advertisement —
Well, not actually. This is just a sample. You too, can purchase this spot on any entry here in this blog. Just write and ask for details …
in the random entry or two …
Update on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, after the ads expired
I go into bit more detail about this deal, and why I won't be selling out any time soon …