Is this for real?

January 21, 2009 at 4:23 am 7 comments

I received this as a comment on my blog overnight. I have removed the links that were included for snapshot, payment, etc but I checked them all out and they work.

Is this for real? Do people actually pay to have their websites reviewed? I do this just because I want to. People have been asking me to try and monetize the blog and I have just smiled and shrugged it off. I think if I started reviewing for money, I would not enjoy it as much.

I had heard about book reviews being done for money but this is weird. Maybe the bloggers who make thousands off their blogs can tell us if these kind of things are a regular thing.

Hello,

I’m writing to you to know if by any chance you would be interested in doing an unbiased review of our site on your blog https://jehanara.wordpress.com/

Here is some information about the site –
The site brings in the beauty of Asian furniture to countries worldwide for all to enjoy.

They sell original collection of handmade, affordable solid-wood furniture made by manufacturers in Indonesia.

Everyone looks to east for more exotic inspiration, top-quality design, craftsmanship and materials, and hand made designs exclusively for themselves. Rather than pigeon-hole into a specific style, the site offers the flexibility to mix and match individual products to beautiful effect. Their tranquil stores are styled to give a sense of how the furniture works in real homes, have a welcoming, one-off feel. Since everyone knows how frustrating it is to wait months for something you’ve fallen in love with, they try their best to deliver within two to three weeks.

Click on the link to see a snapshot of the website –

If you agree we will send you a payment for the review.

More information about the site would be sent to you along with the payment.

Please let me know if you are interested.

If you are interested please click here to receive your money:

If you want to receive more paid review proposals, just click the following link:

If you don’t want to ever receive mails from us, just click the following link:

If you have any questions just send a reply to this email.

Thank you

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Is this for real? | Tea Break  |  January 21, 2009 at 7:33 am

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  • 2. farhan  |  January 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

    If you are interested please click here to receive your money

    This line looks a bit fishy!

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  • 3. Vic  |  January 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Well known manufacturer Belkin was rather publicly exposed a couple of days back (http://www.thedailybackground.com/2009/01/16/exclusive-belkins-development-rep-is-hiring-people-to-write-fake-positive-amazon-reviews/), prompting its chairman to apologise and promise not to be such a bad boy again. Unfortunately, it turns out that sometimes promises are just that, not worth the polluted air they’re written on (as I found from followups on /.).

    It is rather tragic that a community movement, an online way of asking a ‘friend’ for advice, should be treated by greedy people in this thick-skinned fashion. I do not doubt that regular bloggers should find ways to earn money from the intelligence, wit and knowledge they bring to us, but such compromises are unthinkable.

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  • 4. sumair(szad)  |  February 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Hey i got same email too from “fjrb87@yahoo.com” this email address

    Reply
  • 5. Is this for real? / LiveFromPakistan  |  February 3, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Is this for real?…

    I received this as a comment on my blog overnight. I have rem …

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  • 6. Robyn  |  February 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I received an email also about this. Not sure if it’s legit…but I replied asking questions. I bet they don’t reply

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  • 7. Glasgow  |  March 5, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I just got the same thing today. Robyn, did they get back to you?

    Reply

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