The Email of the Week

I get many emails everyday. Most are pretty tame and boring. However, once in a while, a real gem will land in my inbox. I’m calling this Email from Dan Waggoner the Email of the week but I think it has a good shot at being the email of the year.

Hi John,

I am writing you to ask for a favor. I just wrote my first eBook titled “A Peasant’s Guide To Internet Marketing” 10 Powerful Steps for the New Business Website Owner.

I was wondering if you would be willing to read it and maybe write a short endorsement if you like it. I want to put a few very strong endorsements on the sales page to help sell the book.

I don’t have a huge following yet like you and some of the other guys as I am a relatively new Internet Marketer, however I believe the book to be of solid quality.

It may not help your audience because they might be a little advanced for it but I would be more than happy to pay you as an affiliate as well if you like it. It’s going to sell for $19.95US.

The book is 34 full length pages long in PDF format. If you get some time, let me know if you are interested and I will send you a copy. I would be very grateful and would owe you big time.


Dan Waggoner

So, let me get this straight. You’re new to Internet Marketing but you wrote an eBook on how to do Internet Marketing? What’s more, you want to sell a 34 page (no doubt double space with 24pt font) PDF for $20? Good luck with that!

If you truly understood Internet marketing, you wouldn’t have worded your email the way you did. And you would have included the eBook in your email instead of asking me to email you back for a copy. I recommend you stick to writing about things you actually have knowledge of instead of trying to be something you’re not.

I would love to hear how you would reply to Dan. Please do so in the comments.