Just turned down $300, integrity can sting at times!
Remember I have spoke a few times about being true to yourself and what you believe in?
Well sometimes it can sting a little, or a lot.
Today I just got a job offer on Webfluential for $300. It would involve me doing one blog post on my mommy blog, creating one Youtube video and embedding it in that post and sharing that post once on all my social media accounts.
So this would be a quick job, just one morning while my kids are at school. Sounds great right?
Well no, not really you see it is for an MLM opportunity and I detest those. I have written a number of scathing posts on how I feel about MLM on my online marketing website.
Firstly I won't be able to sleep at night or happily spend my "blood money" knowing that people are signing up because I was paid to write a great review about their opportunity.
Secondly imagine what that would do to my reputation when someone that follows all my blogs reads that I am now promoting an MLM opportunity.... oh dear no thank you, nobody would trust me ever again. They would wonder if I am being paid to promote products or whether that is how I really feel.
And yes of course I get paid by people to write reviews, often in fact. I do have a policy though and that is if I can't write an honest good review I will not do the job.
So that was a bit of a stinger today.
I can now afford to be picky and choosy with my jobs which is awesome, but remember that when you are in the same position and you are struggling to put food on the table... please still stick to what you believe in.
In the long run it will pay off and your readers will trust you all the more for it.