Auction Ads

Last week I received an email touting the great benefits of a new kind of web advertising for eBay auctions, called “Auction Ads”. The email stated that just for signing up I’d get a bonus of $5 put into my account within two business days. Well four days passed with nothing, so I emailed them. They responded by saying it takes a week for the money to show up on my account. It has now been about a week and two days. I’ve given them over 24,000 ad views and they’ve given me nothing.

My account on Auction Ads

My advice: don’t waste your time with auction ads.


How to Talk to the Press

Over the last year I’ve done a ton of interviews about my website and about backmasking. The more interviews I do, the more comfortable I get at doing them.

At first it surprised me how much the skill level of the interviewer makes on the flow of the interview. I’ve been interviewed by reporters ranging in skill from The Wall Street Journal to an individual doing a high school project. I’ve seen the difference in how a piece for a live radio show differs from a pre-recorded and heavily edited podcast. I’ve also seen how practise giving interviews makes such a big difference in how you come across in the final version.

Today I came across some great advice from Matt Haughey on how to talk to the press. Priceless advice for both the interviewer and interviewee. Read up, you never know when it will be your turn! And don’t forget to read the comments, you’ll find some real gems there.