Tip: How Not To Offer Services Online

A quick tip for anybody trying to contact me selling SEO or other services.

If your email address ends in gmail.com / hotmail.com / live.com / yahoo.com or any other free email provider , I will immediately mark your message as spam. If you don’t have your own domain name, how the hell do you expect to provide me with services?

Without out your own domain name you have ZERO credibility.

Needless to say this applies to all business’s who wish to have their online presence taken seriously.

6 thoughts on “Tip: How Not To Offer Services Online”

  1. I somewhat disagree with this. Gmail is totally legit. I’m sure arguments could be made for Yahoo and Hotmail/Live as well. AOL is definitely out. My Gmail account, however, is definitely my master email account. I use it more than any other email address, and 100% of my domain email just gets forwarded to my Gmail account.

    On the other hand, I’m not contacting you to sell you SEO services either. Maybe you have a good point.

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    1. I use Gmail for all of my business and personal email but it is set to go out through my domains SMTP servers and is sent as pauloflaherty.com/ dailyshite.com /etc…

      There is simply no excuse for emails of this nature to ever arrive from a free webmail address.

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  2. I have to agree. I am surprised daily by how many businesses I work with that are still using an AOL or Yahoo address. It’s a matter of professional perception, and for an online service, that perception is everything.

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  3. I have to agree. I am surprised daily by how many businesses I work with that are still using an AOL or Yahoo address. It’s a matter of professional perception, and for an online service, that perception is everything.

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