“Rob, can you help me with a project?”

Me: depending on the time commitment, maybe

Caller: well I would really like you to be involved

Me: okay, tell me more

Caller: {proceeds to tell me a bunch of vague ideas and nonsense}

Me: how soon did you want to start

Caller: yesterday

Me: hah, well I don’t have a DeLorean to travel back to yesterday and your plan needs work, so how about we work on the plan then we work on a real time to start

Caller: {dead silent}

Me: did I lose you?

Caller: er, hmm, no…just thought it was a fantastic idea that you would jump at

Me: well it could be a fantastic idea, if more time was devoted in fleshing it out correctly

Caller: okay, makes sense

Me: and I would need $$ to help you

Caller: WTF man

Me: so you want me to jump on board, hammer out all your ideas so that the project will reap rewards for you, but you don’t want to pay me for my time.

Caller: well I’m giving you a piece of action afterwards

Me: hah, so I need to drop all the things that are currently making me money, paying my bills and putting food on the table to help you with your dream project is that correct

Caller: man, you’re such an asshole

Me: evidently…but remember, you called me, which means you need this asshole to get your project off the ground

Caller: Hell I don’t…I’ll do it my damn self…and you’re not involved anymore. I don’t need you.

Me: Good luck.

Caller: F-you.

{That was a month ago – This morning received a voicemail from the same caller asking for help again – Wonder what names I will be called when I tell him my price to help him is now double?}

Rob is an experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Author, Corporate Ghostwriter, Speaker and Trust Creator who can transform and monetize your brand.He's the author of "Social Media Debunked", "Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers", "Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships" and "Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams" and the coauthor of "Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines", "The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever", "No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur" and "Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest."Rob helps companies across the globe generate new revenue and capture online business. Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.