Checking my YouTube account I find another business offer this time from whybluehost.com. Problem is they want to rip you off $43 per referral. I suppose the offer of a free iPad would make the difference though you could proable just go directly to bluehost.com and use the extra $1075 to buy a Apple iPad Tablet (64GB, Wifi + 3G). That does not even cover the the next 25 sales where you could buy your friend one. Sell 500 accounts and you can buy 20 iPads and have an iPad party with 19 of your closest friends with the extra money, if your an affiliate of bluehost.com. Then again you could be a chump and let whybluehost.com have an extra $21,500.
Below is the email they sent me and my response to them:
Date: Jun 05, 2010
Subject: Buisness Proposal
My name is Chris. I am the head of a marketing team trying to promote a new site (http://www.whybluehost.com). This site offers reviews and
hosting advice for anyone looking to buy their hosting service from Bluehost (one of the premier web hosting services on the net today). In an effort to crank up our promotion we have decided to give away a free iPad after the first 25 sales are completed. The first 25 people to purchase Bluehost hosting through our site will be entered into this contest.
I have contacted you today, because I would like your help to promote our new site. Using your YouTube account I would ask you to promote this FREE iPad giveaway in anyway that you can.
So your probably wondering “Why would I want to do that? There is nothing in it for me.”
To that I would say, you will be paid for each sale you direct us. The more traffic you send to our site the higher your chances of getting a sale. So tell everyone you can about this and you will be rewarded for your hard work.
I have broken down the payment information in the section below.
25 sales $550
20 sales $450
15 sales $330
10 sales $225
5 sales $112
1 sale $25
You can potentially be paid anywhere from $100 to $500 just for taking ten minutes out of your time to post a link on one your popular videos about our giveaway. (Your iPad and high view count videos preferably)
Remember the more traffic you send to our site the greater your chances of being paid.
Now your probably thinking “Wow this is a good idea but how will you track our sales?”
When all 25 sales have been made we will go down the list and track all of the sales from a special HTML link we will provide you with to put into your video. From there we will add up the amount of sales you have provided us with and send a payment to you immediately.
All that will be required from you is to have an active paypal account (they are free to make). Also, you do not have to worry about time constraints on this promotion. This offer will last until we reach 25 sales.
There are many ways that you could increase your chances of getting a sale. Here are a few examples off of the top of my head.
* Put a link in the description
* Add a thumbnail to the video
* Talk about it in a video
* Put a thumbnail on multiple videos
* Make a video about it
* Tell your friends
If this YouTube promotion proves to be successful there is a high possibility that we will do this same promotion again with a different product.
If you are interested in helping to promote our site and the free iPad for the first 25 sales email me and I will provide you with a special HTML link. (This HTML link will basically send the watchers of your videos to our site but the special code that we will provide you with will tell us that you referred them to our site thus giving you credit for the sale.)
Here are my personal emails if you are interested.
I would like to thank you for your time.
My Response to Chris of whybluehost.com
You clearly are not paying attention to what my site is about or watched the video, nor have you seen that I recently added a blog.
If I remember correctly bluehost.com was also a user of webhostingstuff.com, not exactly a company that gets any high marks with me.
Secondly you do realize the more I refer to you the less I get paid right? By the time I get to 25 sales I am getting $22 per sale. That’s an extra $75 for you to keep. After all I could by pass you and go directly to bluehost.com for 65$ per referral. $1075 extra I would get for not using you to refer people to bluehost.com, that I could use to buy myself the best possible iPad that is available.
Thanks for giving me more content for my next blog post.
Bottomline: Don’t send a business proposal to a website with a blog that is going after those that use fake reviews, fake ratings, and high affiliate payouts. Your likely to be their next blog post.
The worst part: is whybluehost.com is not even hosted on bluehost.com, but hostgator.com. Seriously why should I host on blue host if they don’t?