Awhile back I added a semi-harsh disclaimer to my contact page:

I hate to be rude, but please do not contact me asking to help you work from home.  I self-taught myself everything.  I can’t pay the bills by teaching everyone else what I do for free. If you want me to teach you, I teach Advanced Affiliate Marketing for the University of San Francisco, and you can enroll here.

That definitely cut back on the contact form submissions! Then I read this great article by Adrienne Graham on Forbes yesterday: No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much which reiterated my sentiments exactly. I have been offered many a “free lunches” from people wanting to “pick my brain” over lunch, but I consider my expertise to worth more than the price of a slice of pizza, sorry.

Invite me to dinner because you like me, want to collaborate on how we can work together or see if I’m your soul mate. That offer may be worth me investing time in you. And bring your billfold as I plan to order prime rib and a few fruity drinks.

And if I still decline your offer, Shawn Collins and Geno Prussakov gave me great ideas – have inquirers either pay me a consulting fee (working on a fee schedule) or ask me questions anyway, and I may (or may not) answer your question right here on my blog. If the question is about blogging tips or deals specifically with work at home moms, I may guest post accordingly (Check out my latest article on ItsaWAHMthing.com: 5 Reasons To Spend $5 On Fiverr).

I know I have been slacking lately on writing posts, so this would be a great opportunity for me get back in the groove of writing new content, plus you get to “pick my brain” for free. Ask away.

I’m headed to Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas later this week. Can you believe I’m up for a “Legend” award? Makes me sound old, ha. See you there?!