Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Vote for Hillary Online is so dedicated to making sure Hillary Clinton wins this election that we've started a program that rewards those of you who post positive replies about Hillary on political blogs. By the way, we can't take credit for this idea, thanks Richard Sears! Our main premise is this: the opposition has the media by the collar. They are one in the same. One thing they don't have control over however is the internet. And we're not doing nearly as well as we could be doing at using this tool effectively.
Folks, we have monitored the traffic on our website. We see thousands pouring in daily, yet we only get a couple hundred e-mails from grassroots supporters wanting to help out in the cause. We know a lot of you just don't know where to begin. You've never participated in politics before. And that's fine! Gotta start somewhere, might as well be with Hillary.
We're giving you an easy opportunity right now to become part of the political process. I've come to find that a lot of bloggers who talk about Hillary in a negative tone simply don't know all of her positions on the issue. They've been caught up in the character assassination game that the media started. They simply need to be educated, and it's our job to correct them. Then you have other bloggers who are so caught up in other candidates, they haven't taken the time to look into Hillary and have simply ignored her out of ignorance. We can't get mad at these people, it's easy to understand how the opposition has made the United States a nation of sheep. It's not the people's fault however. And we won't be effective communicators if we approach them with that attitude.
But enough about that, you want to know about getting paid to write positive comments about Hillary. The way it works is this: in your spare time, you visit several political blogs. Whether they're for a specific candidate, undecided, or even a downright Hillary hater, your job is to post comments that portray Hillary in a good light. Each time you post a comment like this, make a note of the website's address in a text file (we recommend notepad). After a day's worth of blog commenting, send us an e-mail with that notepad file including all of the blogs you commented on. We will then visit a few of them to confirm you in fact leave the comments (Sorry folks, but there's always going to be someone out there wanting something for nothing). We will then pay you $1.00 per positive Hillary comment.
A couple things to go over:
1) Finding blogs. Finding blogs is amazingly easy and you don't need to be a computer expert to do this. A very helpful tool that we recommend is Google's blog search. What you want to do is start doing searches on all the presidential candidates. For example, you could type in "Mitt Romney" or "John Edwards" and see the latest blog entries that discuss these candidates. Or you could just do a search for "presidential election". Be creative, there are hundreds of possible searches you can do to find political blogs.
2) Some do's and don'ts: Write at least 2 sentences. "Vote for Hillary!" is not enough. Explain why that person should vote for Hillary. Also, Do not be insulting. People are more open to persuasion if you are friendly. Even if it is a blog by someone who hates Hillary, you have to bite your lip (or control your fingers).
A good example is this "Hello, this is a really interesting blog, I'm glad I stumbled upon it. I understand where you're coming from but I really think you should check into Hillary Clinton. She's got some really good ideas."
First, it compliments the blogger. Everyone loves to be complimented and it puts them at ease with whatever you're about to say. Second, you acknowledge their opinions. This shows that you are rational and are able to see both sides of an issue. Third, you mention Hillary and then explain why you are a Hillary supporter.
I know this is common sense to most people, but I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page. If you need any help with this, don't hesitate to send us an e-mail.
If you are interested in doing this and ready to start making money right away, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Dollars for Comments". If we all do our part, it can really go a long way.
Update: We are still getting a lot of inquiries about this. Please refer to the post above; we had to call this mission off. Also, we want to make it clear: we are not endorsed by the official Hillary Clinton campaign. We are an independent grassroots effort that seeks to ensure Hillary's election. So for all of you saying this somehow reflects badly on Hillary, she had nothing to do with this.