If you own a business it is also okay to ask for money. You are providing a service or products for your customers and in order to stay in business you need to produce an income.
It’s even okay to ask for a lot of money if you are an expert at what you do and it is in high demand or scarce.
Just consider how many times you ask for money in relation to how many times you contact your customer.
Case in point. I have bought some e-books and products from some business gurus, one of whom claims he is a billionaire. The only problem is that he used to provide some great tips in his newsletters. Now all he ever does is ask me for money.
I don’t listen anymore to be honest. If he is that rich, why does he need more of my money?
I recommend no more that one sales type message for every three or more tips. If you send out a large tips message regularly then include a link or two for your products and maybe four big product launches per year.