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Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Astonished, we were."
Recently, I received what I thought to be a rather bizarre email.

As someone who is blogging for fun and making a bit of pocket money from ad placements etc, I never would have thought that I would be asked for a monetary sponsorship. Well, I was recently asked!

Apparently, the event will have:

1000 delegates:
  • Age between 28 to 55
  • Annual income more than $40,000
  • Professionals, Managers, Executives and Businessmen (PMEBs)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • High Net Worth individuals
"There would be abundant opportunity to gain exposure for your site during the event."

The proposal listed various levels of sponsors. A monetary sponsorship of $500 would qualify for the Bronze Level while $10,000, the highest, would qualify for the Platinum Level.
 
At the Bronze Level, ASSI will get our "corporate logo" into the event and will be eligible to insert a "voucher" into the 3,000 goodie bags.
 
I was truly flabbergasted.
 
ASSI doesn't have any logo, let alone a corporate one and I would have to provide 3,000 vouchers on top of the $500 monetary sponsorship? Wow!
 
A friend told me in jest that I should be happy because it means that my blog has moved to a higher level. What higher level? People actually think that I am making serious money from blogging now? That is the higher level? I almost fell off my chair laughing.
 
Gaining more exposure for my blog would be good. If I am able to reach out to more people, sharing my ideas on financial freedom and my methods, why not?
 
If every reader would share my blog on Facebook, Twitter etc, I think it would be more than enough.
 
After all, I blog for free. Should I pay to promote my blog? I think not.

8 comments:

Grace Chu said...

I share the same feelings like you. Such things do not happen 30 years ago.

1. Make Money with No Capital Outlay.
2. Be a Millionaire with Other People Money.
3. Own 100 Properties with No Capital Outlay..

Such Advetisement in Newspaper are not regulated and Mislead many young and old who what to Get Rich Quick.

Hope all can go in with an Open Mind...There is no Short Cut in Life.

Cheers
Auntie Grace

AK71 said...

Hi Grace,

It took me a while to make the connection. Haha.. I guess you are referring to another blog post of mine:
Be a real estate owner the easy way (2).

Yes, there is no free lunch in this world. :)

d34af78e-43ac-11e2-aa43-000bcdcb5194 said...

Hi AK,

People nowadays are certainly very enterprising!

The possibilities for milking... Ahem I mean making a buck from fresh ideas are endless!

8P

Tree

AK71 said...

Hi Tree,

For example, I enjoyed "Lord of the Rings". A movie in 3 parts, each part for a book in the trilogy.

I was so looking forward to watching "The Hobbit" but when I found out that there are three parts to the cinematographic rendition, I changed my mind. "The Hobbit" as a prequel to "Lord of the Rings" is such a small volume compared to the trilogy! 3 parts?! That is excessive...

d34af78e-43ac-11e2-aa43-000bcdcb5194 said...

Hi AK,

Thx for pointing that out. I was planning to watch that took too... Now I guess I will wait for the 3 disc collection 3 years down the road.

When harry potter went down that road ep. 1 of book seven became such a lean story there was hardly any meat worth savouring.... Hai, such is the result of insatiable greed for more revenue
...
Tree

AK71 said...

Hi Tree,

Haha.. You know, I said the same thing to my sister earlier today! Wait for the complete DVD box set! ;)

I won't be surprised when part 3 of "The Hobbit" finally makes it to the cinemas, some here would have the clever idea of having a movie marathon. Watch all 3 parts of "The Hobbit" in one seating for a special price!

EY said...

Hi AK,

Since you are talking about LOTR, here's something you might be interested to read. :)

What "The Hobbit" Teaches Us About Finding Our Life Quests

http://www.fastcompany.com/3003941/what-hobbit-teaches-us-about-finding-our-life-quests?partner=newsletter

Cheers,
Endrene

AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

Thank you, kind lady. ;)

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