I wrote a post in May about Blog Distributor not paying me and ignoring my emails, I mentioned how I had not been paid for a task that I had completed in July 2011 and that every month they just moved the pay date forward a month. I wanted to make sure once and for all if they were indeed a scam or if I had just been ‘unfortunate’.
I was searching Google, for other bloggers suffering the same fate as me, when I noticed that there was a company distributing a press release saying they had gone into partnership with Blog Distributor, I checked the company out (ActSeed) and the first article I read on their site was about making sure you go into business with a trustworthy company.
I found them on Twitter and on Facebook and posted the following message to both of their pages:
A couple of days later I received a reply from someone who runs their Facebook account saying they had passed my complaint onto someone at Blog Distributor, I wasn’t really holding out much hope that anything would happen as I had emailed their customer support over a dozen times within the last six months and had been ignored.
Within an hour of me receiving that reply I had an email from a CEO of Blog Distributor Inc.
The email was rather rude:
“I am assuming that your complaint is about not getting paid. Our payment policy clearly states that bloggers outside of the United States get paid when they accumulate $100. in billings. You have only accumulated $72. in billings due. You should not be complaining about not getting paid when you have not met the standard billing amount.”
I was confused about this as I have read their terms and rules so many times that I could probably recite them without having to load up the page. I checked their page straight away and low and behold they have tacked on this rule at the end (they could not even be bothered to hide it in the middle of the rules and pretend I just missed it?). Pay-Per-Post did this to me once when they owed me money, they cleared my account and said I was mistaken.
So they say they will pay me when I hit the $100 mark? Well I have some good news, I have hit that mark so on September 4th they should be paying me $136.
Part of me is hoping that they will, but there is a big part of me that isn’t holding his breath.