So one day my buddy Micah called me up and said, “you know about the internet and stuff, right?” and I was all, “Kind of” and he was all, “I have this idea.”
The idea was that he wanted people to send him stuff for free and he’d review it on the internet. Me too. He wanted me to get free stuff and review it on the internet. And he talked to his friend Angie, and she works for a promotional products company and can get free samples sometimes, so we wanted HER to have free stuff and review it on the internet.
While the page isn’t designed to make money, we like money a lot. We’re big fans. The real point of the page is to review stuff and tell people honestly what we think of the product. I mean, we’re probably never going to say that something is the crappiest product ever, but we might hint at it with code.
So we launched http://www.thecoolconsumer.com and we’ve reviewed two things so far. We have more in the works, and we’re offering a limited amount of advertising on the page in order to recoup my expense for the url and the hosting. Nitty gritty, I know, but that’s the business of the interwebs.
So, if you read this blog (this one, right here, the one you’re reading now), you can totally get a link for FREE on our link page, wherein I will write a little blurb about your awesomeness and put a link on your website, so long as you do the same for me.
I am totally not feeling like a big internet link whore, like I thought I would. It’s not personal, right? It’s business. And how can this product review website garner enough attention to get us our own show on The Discovery Channel or NatGeo if we don’t have killer links and strategically placed yet tasteful advertising?
Next up, a blog about my embarrassing and painful skin condition. I know you can hardly wait for that!