It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts putting people on blast, since I’m pretty busy these days running a website that is apparently quite successful. But along with the success of Yobeat has come an influx of incredible offers, opportunities and suggestions of ways for random start-ups and other bad ideas to involve themselves in the site. Without further adieu, I present some of my favorites from the last week.
Subject: Free Professional Writer for Yobeat
Hope keeping well. I’m just getting in touch to ask if you’re open to reviewing content from freelance writers at Yobeat – if so, I’d love to put together a high-quality article written specifically for the site. I’m 29 and have been working as a professional writer and researcher for five years now, and in that time there isn’t a lot I haven’t already covered (I’ve attached a few samples below for you to check out).
As long as you’re happy with the resulting material, you’d be welcome to publish it as you see fit and the content will be owned by you entirely (in that I won’t send it to anyone else, either before or after publication).
There is absolutely no charge for this and no strings attached; the only thing I would ask in return is that I’m able to include a link to a site of my choosing within the article – nothing shady or unethical, just one of the professional businesses I freelance for.
Do let me know if you’re interested, and if so I can get something written for you over the course of the next few days. Needless to say, the offer is open to any other sites you might own as well as yobeat.com. I appreciate you may not be interested in this kind of mutual back-scratching however, so if I don’t hear from you, no offence taken and I won’t trouble you again.
Sorry honey, you lost me when you put the words “free” and “professional” next to each other. Glad you’re not taking offense, which is how we spell the word here in ‘Merica.
I’d like to inquire about doing a sponsored blog post on your site http://www.yobeat.com for our site XXXXXX. We sell Liquidation of furniture such as cubicles/modular workstations, desks, chairs and more and have been in business since 2001. Our budget is around $15 for the post. and we can also write the post if you’d like Is this something you’d be open to?
It would probably be a short interesting blurb 250-350 words about furniture/design and our company.
Hi, this is obvious a mass email, but I’m not sure the readers of a snowboard site will be interested in your furniture. While yes, they likely use furniture, I’m just not sure this would be a “good fit.”
Subject: snow sports expert, brooke
Being an expert (‘intimidator’) in snow sports and showing success with Yo Beat, I wanted to contact you regarding an Expert Blogger opportunity on one of XXXX winter sports comparisons (snowboards, skis, etc).
We already have some experts blogging on other topics. Mountain bikes is just one example.
Aside from sharing your opinion on our comparison, you’d be able to link to your site and drive SEO through your posts.
Are you interested in being the expert blogger for our snow sports comparisons?
Does it pay?
$20 per post, you can write up to 4 per week
They only have to be 200-400 words, I attached the guidelines
It really pays for itself considering how much it can boost your SEO and customer awareness
Wow! PAYS FOR ITSELF! I can’t wait to boost my customer awareness by writing for slave wages on some site I’ve never heard of. Thanks for thinking of me!
Subject: Product Review Opportunity for YoBeat
I just visited YoBeat while searching through Skiing and Snowboarding blogs and websites. I work for XXXX, where you can turn your own photographs or art into canvas prints. Would you be interested in reviewing a canvas print of your own photo, or giving one out to a reader? In exchange you could link over to our site. A canvas of your best ski trip memory or snowboarding picture would be an awesome idea to share with your readers.
Here are some examples from other bloggers who reviewed our product:
Daley’s Dog Years
House of Hepworths
Words to Run By
Mountain Bike Riders
Is this something you would be interested in?
Subject: History of Burton Infographic
My name is XXX and I am contacting you on behalf of XXXX, an online snowboarding retailer. We think YOBEAT is a great snowboarding site with fantastic pics and videos and could use a new board to give to your readers (which could be an awesome prize for your win section: http://www.yobeat.com/category/winstuff/).
If you embed the History of Burton infographic we created (the embed code is below) on your site, we’ll enter you in a contest to win a snowboard. We think it’d fit in here: http://www.yobeat.com/. When you do so, just email me the
link to the post.
We’re wrapping it up on 10/21 and will send an email with the winner the following week.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Yes, I have a question. Why would anyone in their right mind agree to do this?
That’s it for now, although I am also still enjoying the giant brands who still want to trade ads for “product.” Once again, I’m happy to do an ad trade. For money.