Long-time reader of your site – love it!
I recently lost my job in a massive corporate layoff. I’ve been blogging about my job search over the last 2 weeks.
A person contacted me saying that he likes my writing and is interested in me blogging about his new job search site with the emphasis being on my true experience with his site.
Now, I want to be compensated for my work, but his “partner” wonders how they can pay me and still get readers to believe I am an unbiased opinion.
I have nothing to gain – or lose – from writing my true opinion I get paid the same (SMALL) amount. The blog would be posted on my personal site and cross-posted to their site.
Do you have any ideas about how to handle this?
Glad you like the blog.
Sounds to me like the “partner” is trying to get out of paying anything to anyone.
Although I’m tempted to suggest you shout “do you think the author’s of Consumer Reports write for free?” that’s probably not the best approach.
I doubt if there’s any logical case you can make that will work. You could, I suppose, point out that all the bloggers over at About.com get paid and many readers trust them. That might work if the “partner” trusts About.com. Not everyone does. Even my son doesn’t and didn’t when I was writing for them.
You could gently point out that both review magazines and review sites are often paid.
Stand pat with your fee. If they don’t hire you it’s probably just as well.
And btw, congratulations on getting attention with your blog. What’s the link?
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