Freelance writing : Taking advantage of the perks!

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    When I mentioned to my wife my intention of writing an article about a wonderful and historical hotel, she sprang into action.  She contacted the establishment and wangled a 50% reduction in the price of a great room.

    She told the manager I was going to write about the place and was transferred to the sales department.  They requested a sample of my writing and fortunately I had an article which filled the bill.

    My article was #2 beneath theirs on the first page of Google, so this helped quite a bit.  I doubt this would work very frequently but it is worth a try. 

    Besides getting a very expensive room at half price I expect to make a few bucks on the article too.  A win-win situation in my book.

    My wife is a haggler from hell when she gets going!

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like your wife. smile She must be very smart. I should try that tactic too.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        She is pretty smart.....for a girl!  LOL

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    cool ness

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Lynne!

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Hey Randy! smile You doing good??

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can't complain too much, Lynne.  Going through a terrible bout of vertigo at the moment but it will clear up when the pollen dissipates somewhat.  Thanks for asking.

      have you already taken your trip to see Pinky?

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        lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, we leave out May 2nd. Two weeks and counting, lol

  4. alternate poet profile image63
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    Fat Food critics have been doing this for years - be careful or you will get hooked on it big_smile

  5. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 8 years ago

    smart thinking 99 !

  6. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Thumbs up to you and your Great manag.. er um wife.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ohma!  The lobster hawkers on the beach in Negril, Jamaica hate her!

      1. Ohma profile image74
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I bet!

  7. Rafini profile image84
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Super!  cool smile

  8. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    This same strategy worked for me a couple of years ago on a trip to Anna Maria Island. Try it! All they can say is no!

  9. Falsor Wing profile image79
    Falsor Wingposted 8 years ago

    I'ma totally pull that when I run for congress; I got the disabled Kodiak bear vote locked up.

 
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