I thought I’d make it clear – while I have a few minutes to spare – that I intend to sell you something. – That’s what the main purpose of this and every other article I write is. I just thought I’d better let you know for sure and come straight out with it; just in case you hadn’t guessed or worked it out.
Yes there is a social element involved in the process, and yes I respect you and everybody else as an individual entity. – As a potential friend or ally, as well as possibly a potential customer.
I want to let you know, though, that I don’t consider it “wrong” or “bad”… I don’t consider it unethical in any way to sell you a product; regardless of our relationship to one another – or not as the case may be.
Would you believe that; even in this commercialised day and age, many people will go out of their way to avoid being accused of being “sales-y”.
Actually it gets worse. – Did you know that many people are utterly terrified of being accused of being “sales-y”; they’re actually scared to ask for a sale or sales.
Worse still is the fact that a lot of people end up trying so hard to avoid being convicted of being “sales-y” that it just paralyzes them in their business.
Me; I need to make sales. – I need to sell you something to make money. – If that makes me “sales-y” then so be it. – It’s business; it’s how the world continues running. It’s the difference between being a ‘have’ and a ‘have-not’.
It’s success or failure, it’s rich or poor, it’s the feast or the famine. It’s a logical and ethical exchange of values. It’s the stuff of life as a Human. It underpins the roots of Western society. – Why be scared of it?
Yes I know that I provide some pretty valuable stuff at times without charging for it. – If I provided you with low-value crap you’d just click away from it, right?.. – I heard that!
What you’re getting is a taster: That’s an example of the product – whether it’s my own product or someone else’s’ product. If you buy the product from me, either as creator, or as an affiliate selling for someone else; you’ll get even more of similar or greater value, compared to that contained in the promotional material – which may have originally been written by myself or the product’s creator if it was someone else – from the product that you buy. If you don’t purchase the product that I’m promoting then you’ll have to make do with the limited value contained within the promotional material that I write.
If you resent me for trying to sell you something; well I can’t do anything about that: You don’t have to buy it if you feel uncomfortable doing so, and whether or not you become a customer of mine, you’re always welcome to partake of and gain at least something from anything that I do share with you without charge. That applies to any article I write advertising any product; whether you read said article on this website, on my Facebook Music Page, or my Facebook personal feed, or my Twitter page, or anywhere else.
If you’d rather carry on picking up tiny morsels from the freebies that I present only then so be it; but that’s not how I intended it. That’ll just end up with you getting a tiny bit of value over time, and me getting nothing despite putting in the effort. – It’s hardly a fair exchange, and neither party gets much or anything at all at the end of the day. – But I’d much rather make a fair exchange of value with you if possible, and if you want what I’m offering: you might exchange some of your money for my product, and maybe I might even exchange some of my money for your product too – if you have a product to sell and if I need it and like it.
If you like my music, or you like the products that I offer as an affiliate or as product creator; then please do make a purchase. – Yes I’m asking for the sale: No feelings of guilt, greed, or panic on my part. – It’s the only way I’m ever going to get a sale; by asking you to purchase. You can always say no if you’re not happy buying it for whatever reason. I won’t harbour any grudge or hard feelings because you didn’t purchase, and I hope we can continue to be at least amicable with one another as at least strangers who are aware of each other in the future.
If you give me your email I can send the occasional communication to you and we can stay in touch: That’s what my email opt-in page is for. – ‘Join the list why not? I don’t bite, nor do I spam.
And on that note I’ll wish you a good day. Thank you for reading this article, and feel free to have first refusal on any offer I come up with; both now and in the future.
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