Charging money for things is not always extortion

One of many money-making schemes in which I am not participating:

Hello,

I’ve recently looked over your site and believe that your reader-base and visitors might be a possible advertising venue for us.

I am interested in traditional link advertising as well as using link “blurbs” on certain pages of your site, or on certain articles – perhaps even submitting articles. This includes but is not limited to purchasing a post also. We are open to any idea that would allow us to capture interested readers, but would prefer to avoid the traditional “Ads by Google” and “Sponsored Links” sections.

Please let me know if you’d be open to discussing advertising possibilities further.

Thanks in advance,
Travis
National Techmark

And hey, at least I’m not running a poetry contest with an entry fee.

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3 Responses to Charging money for things is not always extortion

  1. Gillian says:

    Um, actually charging money for things is never extortion, if the things for which the money is charged exist and are, in fact, things the person with the money desires/needs/agrees to purchase. Extortion is more like demanding money for things that are neither desired or required. Like naked pictures of oneself.

  2. looktouch says:

    Are you saying naked pictures of myself are not desired, Gillian? How rude! ;-)

  3. Gillian says:

    No, no. I am asking that you not demand money from me in exchange for the naked pictures you have of me. Because, seriously, no one should ever see those. Ever!

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