Contacting Website Owners
Website owners that are even mildly successful in getting traffic, sometimes get a lot of e-mail and inquiries from their websites. Contacting website owners with a sales pitch or Spam is not the right thing to do, and only leads to you being discredited, and usually being blocked from any further contact.
Over half the people (a conservative estimate) who contact me through my contact form are just trying to sell me something, or get my return e-mail address in order to Spam me some more, or sell it. Veteran website owners and publishers are privy to this type of debauchery and can see it as a day-to-day ritual of getting rid of the time wasters. This comes from experience and when contacting website owners with foolish propositions you may want to think twice. It is easy to discredit an email account by putting it on the Spam list.
Work from home or home business opportunities seem to attract a whole plethora of a new breed of animal that wants to take the easy route. This includes but is not limited to black hat operations. You know, sending out millions of e-mails to people who do not want them, and have never heard of the sender or requested any information from them. This is the waste of time that both parties have to suffer. One intentional, the other not.
Many online work from home job opportunities are legitimate, but the overall run of the mill Spam sent through email is not. It is a wonder why this type of marketing even exists. With our new age technology it still does, and Spam blockers seem to have little effect. And this of course affects legitimate e-mailings as well, because anything offered with the word opportunity or work at home tends to get sent to the bin.
The bottom line here is a very simple equation and one that is often heard but ignored. No one who is serious in this business has time for B.S… Plain and simple. Contacting website owners who work hard on their websites as part of a home-based business do not need rhetoric from someone who is just trying to feel out the system, or are trying to make new friends online. Joint ventures however are the exception to this rule.