I love the emails I get from businesses asking me to write about their product, or in this case a YouTube video. About half the time they offer you the product for free or they will pay you. This one didn’t offer anything, but, really, maybe the company needs someone pitching their product with a better understanding of the English language.
From Chuck. I am going to write the company right now and ask for the product and money to do the review. I won’t take either, but I want to see what they say.
SO STAY TUNED …
A day later, response received from “Annie”: “I can send the product to you for free, is this can be seen as payment?”
I wrote back: No, we can’t do that without payment. We typically charge $250 for a review and $250 for a YouTube video. We’d publicize both on Facebook and Twitter, where we have sizable audiences. (Editor’s note: We never charge for this sort of thing, I just want to see if Annie offers to pay.)
A day later: Alas, Annie had no budget, so no payment was offered for a review. We declined the free product, just as we would have declined the money if it were offered.