That’s right, nobody has ever been hurt asking. It never hurts to ask. Plain and simple. It’s been proven time and again.
How do I know? Because I’ve tried over and over and over again and not once have I gotten a scraped knee, bruised a rib, or needed a trip to the ER.
In fact, when asking pays off, it can make a huge difference and in many cases, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results.
As you know, I got an iPhone awhile back and I think that it’s great to spend money on the things you care about, and that it’s the things you don’t care about that you should cut back spending on.
When I bought my iphone, I bought one app: The MLB At Bat app so that I could watch my Yankees no matter where I was. Best purchase ever.
But other than that, I haven’t spent money on any apps. $0. For anyone with an iPhone, you know that’s impressive. I could easily spend $30 a month just trying out apps and wasting my time away. But I told myself that my iPhone would cost $30/month and I’m going over that would be cheating myself.
So what do I do when I find an app I think would be super cool but don’t think it’s worth the money?
I do one of two things: I search for promocodes, which developers give out to encourage people to use and rate their app, or I go directly to the developer and just ask for a free copy!
Pretty simple, right? And guess what: most of the time it works! I’ve been denied a few times, and I’ve had to pass on apps that I think would be the coolest way to spend mindless hours, but I’ve also been treated to a few damn cools apps.
What’s the harm in asking? If they say no, you’re right back where you started! It might be a little embarrassing, but over email, they don’t know who you are, they’ll never meet you, and if they do, THEY’LL be the one’s embarrassed because they were the ones who didn’t want to help someone out.
Readers, what is the coolest thing you’ve ever received just by asking? Has anyone been injured by asking?