I've just been offered £40 to put an advert onto my sidebar. No, really.
I got this email today:
"I currently work at Endsleigh Insurance Services in the marketing team, and I am constantly looking at ways to divert traffic through to our websites. I was wondering if you would be willing to have a text link to one of our sites from your blog page on the side menu. This would not require any images or banners, and would be just text.
Please let me know if this would be possible, as we would be willing to pay £40 for this. "
It looks all official and everything, and comes from a kosher Endsleigh email address. I have a couple of questions for them though:
1) Have a look around. Do you really think I'm going to take that £40 off you? Really?
2) Do you seriously think that anyone will see a text-only link to your website in my sidebar and realise how they'd really been meaning to get some insurance?
Did anyone else get the email? What on earth are their selection criteria? What was it about this blog that made them think that it would help sell some insurance?
It's not quite the seven figure publishing deal I was hoping for, but it could still be life changing, so perhaps I should sleep on it before making a hasty decision.