01 Feb 2006

Trading Vacation Trips for Services.

So I just got this lead from a guy who say’s he can’t afford our services, but he’s willing to offer a trade….and it sounds so tempting….it’s a hotel in south america in a rainforest, near Mayan ruins, near 2 national parks, it’s on the coast where you can snorkel and scuba dive, and great fishing…sounds like so much fun.  I think I’ll have to pass though….too hard to explain to my employees why they’re working away on some project that’s not bringing us any $, while I’m off having a grand ole time on vacation…

A few years ago I did a trade for a trip to Scotland in exchange for some links….now that was a great deal, and I had an awesome time.

(how about them bonny knees of mine? (that’s my wife Mary with me if you were wondering)).

How about you guys? You ever take deals like these?


  1. Dan Kramer February 1, 2006 at 5:30 PM

    Sometimes I do work for stock 😉

  2. jpjoyner February 1, 2006 at 7:57 PM

    I am trading seo work to get violin lessons for my daughter

  3. Jason Bailey February 1, 2006 at 8:11 PM

    Take the Vacation! Your employees still get their cheques AND the boss will be happier!!! Go…

  4. IncrediBILL February 1, 2006 at 9:11 PM

    Inquiring minds want to know – did you cheat and wear undies beneath the kilt?

  5. Jim February 1, 2006 at 9:38 PM

    Jason – I like your reasoning.
    IncredBILL – As a Scotsman, I just can’t tell.

  6. Brian Turner February 2, 2006 at 12:29 PM

    That pic should be up there on the top left of the site instead of the current pic. 🙂

  7. Adam February 2, 2006 at 12:35 PM

    I always consider deals like this. In fact sometimes when I know a client has no money I’ll offer a deal like this just to get them on board and help boost their rankings, if I have spare time.
    I’d have to say no to the trip to Scotland – but only cos I live here. (it’s cold, dark and miserable at the moment) Everyone else should consider a contra deal to come to Scotland, just wait til spring though.
    Great kilt Jim!.

  8. Chris Boggs February 2, 2006 at 2:57 PM

    haha love the picture! You should wear that for a presentation. I still have a client in San Diego that is a hair salon and day spa. We are gonna hit him hard this summer when we go back for a visit. 🙂

  9. Steve February 3, 2006 at 8:37 AM

    Jim go for it, I would bet your employees would support your decision. Think of all the cool new ideas you will think of tromping around in the rainforest. All work no play makes for a stressfull life.

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