How to Deal with Bad Pitches, Part 1
I know I’m not the only blogger out there who receives promotional pitches like this, so feel free to use this method if you like. Also, I’d love to hear how you deal with annoying solicitations. Leave me a comment.
Step 1: Read Horrible Pitch
from: Phil [e-mail address redacted]
date: Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM
subject: Contact Form Submission from Phil
I’d like to inquire about doing a sponsored blog post – about 150-300 words that talks a little bit about Immigration Visas and links back to our site [URL redacted]. We are a immigration visa company and thought we might be a good fit for your readers/visitors on http://blog.emilysuess.com Here’s a list of some blog post titles we’ve done in the past:
- How to Get Your Marriage Visa
- Things To Know Before Applying For Your Immigration Visa
- How to Get Help With Your Immigration Process
Our budget is around $15 for the post. Is this something you’d be open to? Also we might be interested in a small banner ad if the price is right. Our budget is $40/year – something like this: [URL redacted] Let me know if you’d be open to either or both of these.
Also if you have some other sites just send them over and we might be interested in doing a sponsored post on there as well!
Step 2: Respond
to: Phil [e-mail address redacted]
date: Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM
subject: Re: Contact Form Submission from PhilPhil,I’m guessing you didn’t bother to actually read any of the content on my blog, as your website has absolutely no relevance to the content on my blog.But I like you, Phil. So let me help you find some better places to advertise: click here.Emily