Trading services for reviews…

Dear Diary,

I want reviews honestly I do. However, I’m not willing to give out my services in exchange to get one.

~ the price of reviews

I honestly don’t know how to get all of the feelings that I have around the subject of exchanging service for reviews. I know some may see it as they are paying even if no money is exchanged. Honestly I don’t agree with this way of thinking. I’m not saying people can’t do what that want. I’m saying it’s not how I want to conduct my business.

If I’m in business to make money I want the exchange to be with money not reviews. I do like getting reviews. However, I like knowing that those who works with me actually want to pay for what I have to offer. If they can’t or won’t do that then I won’t take a review otherwise. The repercussions of doing so will put more power in the other persons hands. It’s already hard enough getting reviews from real buyers. So why risk it with someone who hasn’t really bought from you? Imagine them getting upset when you don’t want to trade for reviews anymore. Are you okay with the fact that they could share that information with others? How will you be trusted even though what took place is not “wrong “ in and of itself? Yet, some will view it that way. You have to decide if that is something you are willing to deal with. If not than don’t trade services for reviews.

Remember whatever you decide to do is strictly up to you. I’m only here to give you a different vantage point. I want you to succeed in all that you do. So get out there and grab the bull by the horns!!

You’ve got this!!

Until next time…