Thursday, May 22, 2008

For Crying Out Loud!!

Well, I have really got myself in a pickle!!!

I took on a job which I was informed would be a snap: Find a bunch of men's forums and blogs centering around relationships and dating for an Aussie dude and post with his sig leading people to his blog, which offers insights on the mistakes men make with women, etc.

What do you know. Most of these forums (and even the blogs) have been spammed so much they won't allow a url even in the profile, let alone the sig.

I was stumped. And disgusted. And humiliated.

And the Aussie wouldn't even let me quit! I e-mailed him very frankly and said I had spent nearly 15 hours already looking for appropriate venues that would allow him to do what he wanted to do, and it was looking bleak.

He didn't want me to quit, and gave me a lot of motivational "You are so awsome" compliments... I let it slide for a few days, and when he contacted me again I informed him politely that the internet community regarded his requested action as spam, and that his escrowed funds would be returned to him in full.

Thankfuly, he was nice about it, and we parted friends.

Lesson learned. :)

1 comment:

Jim Bessey said...

Grace, didn't anyone ever tell you, you can't win them ALL?

Some of those older traffic tactics just plain don't work anymore, huh? It's been awhile since you posted here; how did this one work out in the end?