Have bloggers lost their integrity because they want free food? Or is there a happy solution to all of this?
Some of you may have read the Blogger = Palamunin post over at Exchange.ph, and perhaps you may have felt indignant over the way some companies “treat” bloggers.
Now let’s try a different perspective, ok?
Imagine a company sends you the following proposal…
Hello! We would like to give you a complimentary meal at one (or more) of our restaurants. In exchange, we request that you write a private review of your dining experience, which covers “the food, call center agent quality, rider quality, payment options, online order experience, etc.”
Please include in your private review (400 to 700 word article) a disclosure that [Name of Company] provided you the complimentary meal as part of its Continuing Improvement Program.
The company reserves the right to re-classify your private review as public, in which case you will publish the unaltered review in your blog or website. Please add references to the websites of the restaurant and partner sites.
So… if this is acceptable to you as a blogger, then go ahead and agree to the deal. If not, then simply walk away.
Who needs the aggravation and high blood pressure, right? 😉
Some bloggers will happily blog for food. Others blog for money.
But here’s a tip for interested Pinoy Online Virtual Assistants:
Don’t be a blogger. Be a marketer.
Here’s a practical and profitable tactic when it comes to promoting companies such as restaurants online. It’s so easy to do, there’s zero heartache, and your integrity will remain intact. Plus, you will not be called palamunin.
Ready for the secret? Here it is: