More than 4 years ago I wrote an article on my business blog titled Why I Usually Donate Anonymously. That trend has continued for me, but there are now more reasons I hate giving money, even though I still pick and choose when I do & to whom I give.

Giving is Good at Windsor
Len Matthews via Compfight

A secondary issue is when there’s a petition going around for or against something that you possibly believe in. I’m not a big protester in this regard, but sometimes I’ve been moved enough to put my name on something. I’ve found that now that doesn’t seem to be the wisest thing to do all that often either, for more reasons than one.

In the video I talk about this more, but I do want to ask some questions that I didn’t get to in the video. One, when did deciding to be a part of causes become internet marketing? I ask that question because I’ve yet to hear one internet marketer say “just because someone gives you their email address or buys something from you doesn’t mean they want you to contact them again with your next product.” As a matter of fact, often there’s this grab for email addresses so you can pound people into submission with products and the like; oh my goodness!

Two, does the money increase or decrease when people keep hammering the public with marketing material? Are there people who actually give money to a cause, or multiple causes, once a month because of the marketing? I know people who tithe to their church, and I guess passing around the plate every week could be like this. My mother donates something monthly to a local ambulance service but they never asked her for any money, and another friend of mine donates money to KlanWatch monthly; I don’t know if they asked her. But are there really people who buy from someone every month or week because of all those emails?

I’m thinking and betting that more people are like me. Unless you’re getting information as well that you love I can’t imagine you like getting blasted all the time. If I’m wrong then let me know. In the meantime here’s my video rant on the subject; I hope you check it out and of course give me some likes or shares if you agree. I always forget to ask for that. lol



http://youtu.be/_qcet8fxxOA

 

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