Monday, May 21, 2018

Email Correspondence

Hi,

My name is Olivia Byrd and I work with Perennial Relations, a PR firm based in NYC.

I have a client who is interested in getting some basic exposure on your website via a guest blog post, or even just a quick mention of them within one of your articles. This is a reputable, well-known company that I'm confident you'll be comfortable mentioning on your website.

I'm authorized to offer up to $40 for the post and can pay by Paypal. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Olivia

Oliva Byrd
Perennial Relations

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Hi Olivia,

The offers sounds interesting. What should the article be about?

-B



Hi Blake,

Thanks for getting back to me.

My client is Agora Financial, a company who focuses on providing independent economic commentary, analysis, and education through print and online publications. We can provide you with an article based on any topic you choose, as long as we can include a link to their company. Or if you prefer to write the post yourself, we offer $65 for this option as we understand that maintaining brand voice is important to our bloggers.

Let me know your thoughts!

Best,
Olivia



Hi Olivia,

How about an article about monetizing blogs, including potential opportunities, benefits and drawbacks?

Thanks,

-B



Hi B,

Sounds great! Do you want me to assign that topic to one of my writers or did you want to author the post?

Best,
Olivia



Hi Olivia,

I can author the post. I'm thinking of doing a Q and A about blogging monetization with an expert in the field, exploring some of the potential pitfalls and opportunities, and of course I'll add a link to Angora. 

Based on material I've developed so far I believe this could best be structured as an email correspondence. Would that work with what you're envisioning? Or do you foresee any potential pitfalls or opportunities?

Thanks,

-B



Hey Blake,

Yes, that sounds awesome! I look forward to reading that.

Please work the following URL into the text anywhere (preferably to something with the words "finance", "Agora Financial" or something similar to that):

https://www.indeed.com/q-Agora-Financial-jobs.html

Please also send me the link to the article once it is live along with your PayPal email address and we can get payment squared away upon review!

Best,

Olivia



Thanks Olivia, 

In writing the piece it might help to know a bit more about Agora. My blog is basically about photography and I'm having a hard time connecting Agora's financial services jobs with that subject. I suppose one possible connection is that creating blog content with paid links is a type of job, even if unconventional. But that logic might be a stretch for some readers. Do you have any suggestions? Any more specific info about Agora's ties to photography?

Thanks,

-B



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Hi Olivia,

It's been a few weeks. Just checking in to see how the piece is coming. Any progress?

-B



Hi Blake,

I apologize for the delay in my response. I didn't realize that your site was photography based so I don't think Agora would be a good fit for your site.

I will be sure to reach out in the future if I have any clients that are a better fit.

Enjoy your weekend!




Hi Olivia,

I don't understand. You've already hired me to write the article, which is nearly complete at this point. Now you want to renege on the deal? 

Does this mean I don't get the $40, or some portion of the amount we'd agreed upon?

Efterklang,

-B



Hi Andrew,

I apologize, I meant to respond to another person with that last email where I told you I didn't think Agora was a good fit for your site.

Please continue to keep writing the article! I look forward to reading it. 

Best,

Olivia



OK, that's great to hear!

I've recently catered several blog posts to the burgeoning Equationistic demographic, which I know a lot of advertisers are trying to reach. It's beginning to pay off and I think this post will dovetail nicely with the new direction.

So just send the article when finished and I'll get it posted right away! 

(Also the $40) 

Thanks,

-A



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4 comments:

Alvaro Márquez Arango said...

Well, I think you delivered. I'm confident you will hear from them soon, along with your $40.

Stan B. said...

I heard Netflix is picking this up- any truth to the rumor???

Gerry said...

Hysterical!

Blake Andrews said...

Stan, I'm still waiting to hear from Netflix...