I got an email from a new company in Malaysia. It goes like this :
Hi Ms Lilian Chan,
We are from blablabla and weâ€™ve noticed that you are running text-ads (AdSense) on your website. We at blablabla can offer you a platform where you can start selling more banner-ads and text-ads on your site and get paid with better rates (80/20) and also in Malaysian Ringgit.
Who are we?
In a nutshell blablabla is first in Malaysia to offer bloggers and also webmasters a transparent marketplace where advertisers can buy ad spaces directly from publishers. At blablabla we strive to create an open and profitable advertising network that is win-win situation for both advertisers and publishers
blablabla can also work well with your existing advertisers. You have the ability to switch back to your existing advertiser automatically, if there are currently no adverts coming from CastClick.com. This will thus ensure maximum ad space fill for your blog, hence maximizing revenue.
Chey….think I was just born yesterday? Why would I want to sell my ad space in Malaysian Ringgit when I can sell them for USD at RM3.6 per USD1?
Next, think my blog is the back of the bus? Why would I want to carry local ads from very capalang companies? I prefer to have my agent, Nuffnang to secure the deal for me. At least with Nuffnang, I know they have a group of professionals (some of whom were friends with me even before they join Nuffnang) who knows who I am and won’t just stuff any ole’ kiam siap advertisers on me.
I have taken a look at your company website and there is nothing that turns me off than stupid bloggers vote bloggers’ blog to get popular. Keep it lah, friend.
But I wish you success. I have seen many US companies trying to live up to the same mission like yours and they have caplap already lor.
I hope local bloggers won’t be susceptible to all these offers because our grandma told us, “Pin dou yau kum tai jek kapna chui kai thiu?” (Where got such big bull frog jumping on the road? Bullfrogs are delicacies and hence, they rarely hop around for us to catch. Therefore, it means, no such thing as free lunches.)
My advice to personal bloggers who have good followers is not to commercialised your site too much with ads because it waters down your reputation. Ahem, look who is talking. HOHOHOHO.
PB(November 12, 2008 - 10:36 pm)
At least they addresed you by name. I got a generic Hi. No bullfrogs here!
ahmike(November 12, 2008 - 10:57 pm)
LOL. I received those ebook one everyday. jia lat
nicolee(November 12, 2008 - 11:24 pm)
good advice to those noobs. but you missed that one word cashclick.com and change it to blablabla!
Bryan(November 13, 2008 - 1:20 am)
Why they never approached me wan?!! LoL…
lilian(November 13, 2008 - 1:37 am)
Bryan – Cos you not femes enuff mah. LOL.
nicolee – Horr…you said wan, ha, not I say wan. Sshhhh….I don’t want to mention in my post mah.
ahmike – This one is another new company who promises the sky but deliver what we also don’t know.
PB – Yalor, want to temp us with MYR wor. Chey…
tivitune(November 13, 2008 - 9:09 am)
agree. I also prefer with nuffnang and adsense. :)
pablopabla(November 13, 2008 - 2:22 pm)
Er…blablas are not from my site :D
Richie(November 13, 2008 - 4:23 pm)
im so pity to the company that ask the opportunity for u.. opportunity ka? hehe.. keep on going 5xmom..
My mother never give me a name(November 13, 2008 - 8:37 pm)
haloo nyonya hansap..why so rude meh..u think you are the best? there are people better than u..
Web Design Company(November 14, 2008 - 5:05 am)
Too much monetizing may not be good fr ablog’s reputation and usability. Hwowever blogs tak a long time to maintain and grow traffic. Ultimately ine has to make some money from it. How much is a differnet question altgether. Although I do not see that happening for my blog sometime soon.
afas(November 14, 2008 - 2:36 pm)
em..just let it go. :)
Dial Up(November 14, 2008 - 10:31 pm)
I get these all the time too!
whiteblogger(November 18, 2008 - 6:57 am)
actually, its depend on you. Want to take it or not. But just choose which one is the best for you.
Implantes(November 19, 2008 - 4:36 am)
I think that as far as a product goes, you can sell rocks if you want to. And if you have a good marketing technique, you’ll get rich doing it as well.
Fancy Dress(November 19, 2008 - 3:39 pm)
I am just wondering :D, why they never approached me:D
Free Emoticons(November 19, 2008 - 7:21 pm)
A good marketing technique is to keep your blog on target. Whether it is advertisement or content, if your blog revolves around the same niche you won’t get penalized by Google, increase popularity, and why not – make a few dollars as well.