Oh my goodness gracious me – I nearly fell of my couch reading the following email from an agency asking aworkcovervictimsdiary to consider “them” to produce some “quality content” on behalf of – hold your breath – workcover insurer GIO (!!!) on our site …..and to (potentially) enter into a longer term “arrangements”…I am lost for words, hell I am mortified, are you?
As a side note: GIO provides workers compensation cover in NSW, ACT, TAS, WA, NT but is no longer an agent of WorkSafe in the Victorian workers compensation scheme.
Currently in Victoria WorkSafe Agents are: Allianz, Gallagher Bassett, QBE, Xchanging and, believe it or not CGU (despite Recently (May 20110) having locked up over 10,000 files in a hidden cupboard and manipulated invoices which made CGU $2.5 million in profits.)
Are we interested in guest posts from workcover insurer GIO – WTF?
The email titled “Interested in guest posts?”
Firstly, I hope you’re doing well for a Tuesday and that you had a lovely weekend. Secondly, I’ve had a look at your site and I must say that I’m pretty impressed with the content.
The reason why I am writing to you today is because I represent a number of brands and thought you might be interested in considering us to produce some quality content for your site.
We do try and drive traffic where we can to our external articles, whether through paid or social sharing to help increase engagement, and if you are interested we would also be interested in a longer term arrangement. We have built up relationships with a number of partners including websites, blogs and even magazines in the past and would like to include you on that list.
If you are interested, are you able to provide me with you your publishing and development schedule along with some website analytics and your commercial rates?
Look forward to hearing from you!
(We have censored the poor sods name and agency’s name)
Sounds more like an underhanded, sly way, even a bribe (!) to promote their workcover insurer to our 3 million/month readers, in the hope that some are employers /companies snooping around (as they are the ones who chose the Agent). Or would it be a pretext to write “guest posts” as to enable access to the back side of our humble diary? Hmmm…
Workcover insurers should also be the first to know that seriously injured workers who are unable to work (certified unfit) are not allowed to make any money “on the side” – this would be serious FRAUD. This site is powered by seriously injured workers, for (mainly seriously) injured workers.
As stated on our Admin and Tech page:
No, we do NOT advertise and we do not run PAID ads (ever)
Here is an extract of an email we recently received – again asking us to advertise (for payment).
Unlike some “workcover blogs and sites” we do not make or attempt to make any money out of injured people’s misery, including our own!
The few “ads” (we prefer to call them resources -i.e. listed lawyers, great doctors etc) we feature on our site are solely word-of-mouth (i.e. Shine Lawyers), are from our own injured free will and are totally free of charge, as we believe they are a useful, genuine resource for our injured readers.
[Post dictated by workcovervictim and manually transcribed on behalf on WCV who remains bed-and couch-bound).