Archive for August, 2010

The End of July Totals

August 27th, 2010


It’s a month late, but figured I’d post them up anyways…Here’s just a quick look at what the totals were for July:

Adsense = $2,197.08
CB Hops = 6,594
CB = $724.02 GROSS
CB Refunds = 2 ($59.90)
CB = $664.12 NET
11 UAW sales = $294.80
1 BLS sale = $29.10
Ebay = $2.91 CAN (about $2.77 US)

Note: Human Rewriter I won’t count as they not currently paying their affiliates, however if I did count it, it would be another $200-250.

Grand Total = $3,187.87

Good news is that adsense income is up again since August 1st, so August totals should be better.


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Human Rewriter – Not Paying Affiliates?

August 26th, 2010

Hey guys,

As you know, many marketers as well as myself have used Human Rewriter for content…They’ve always delivered what I ordered in the time frame they specified and I’ve had no issues with the quality of the work for my purposes(UAW submissions)…

However, these days the company’s integrity is in question as they have not been making affiliate payments.

I noticed back on May the 1st of 2010 that I had not been paid via the automated payment system since March 15th (payments are supposed to go out twice a month).  I e-mailed support and was told that I wasn’t picked up by the automated system for whatever reason and they sent me the payment manually.

That was all well and good, however since then(May 1st) I have not received any payment…

I sent a message July 22nd to support to ensure that my payment would be sent out, I was told it would be automatically sent on August 1st.. Still no payment was sent however, so I e-mailed them again on August 5th to let them know, I was told by support they’d speak to accounting about this.  I sent an e-mail asking for an update on August 11th and August 16th, and received no reply, so on August 24th I sent the following:


It’s been 12 days since my last message, and 18 days since I sent the initial message and I haven’t received any response regarding the lack of payment for the last few months. There is currently $615.40 owing and I’ve waited past a reasonable amount of time, without any word back.

Is Human Rewriter going to honor this payment? If I do not hear back, I won’t have any other choice but to make sure other Human Rewriter user’s or potential users aware of what is happening here.

I’d like to be put in touch with Terry Smith from accounting to have the $615.40 transferred manually.

Thank you,

-Mike Iser”

Following this e-mail I did receive a response.  It appeared to be a copy and pasted message as the previous recipient’s name was left in:


Unfortunately I have little (actually no) control over affiliate payments, and cannot make a statement as to when they will resume being paid out.  I have attempted to contact our accounting people several times in regards to this issue, but have received no response.  All I can tell you is that we will more than likely be phasing out the affiliates program when the site undergoes its next update.  It also looks like the business may be changing hands.

Their affiliate commission model is to pay 20% commissions on what referrals spend for life, so it seems as if they are no longer willing or able to continue with that and at the same time have decided to sell the business…

No communication between support and accounting + not paying + selling the business?  Doesn’t look good…

Seeing as how I did not see anyone talking about this on the Warrior Forum or anywhere else, I thought I’d make a post to let others who use or may use this service know exactly what is happening.

Below is the email transcript:

Human Rewriter – 1
Human Rewriter – 2
Human Rewriter – 3
Human Rewriter – 4
Human Rewriter – 5

If anything changes, I’ll post about it, but right now, not looking good.

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Day 463 – Update!

August 11th, 2010

Doug’s the man..

Hey guys,

As you know by now, I decided to take an extended break from this website…Even when I achieved a full time income online, I did not stop updating/working to fully enjoy what I’d done, so I figured now was the time to do that.

I thought about coming back and making a small update post, but then realized I’d likely just get pulled back into updating my site, something I didn’t want to do just I completely took this site off my mind and did not check in on it for the past month.

Sorry to those who had posts caught in ‘pending’ status…People who have at least made 1 post are put on the auto-approve list (unless a word triggers it to go to pending)…Then of course there are spam users/posts that wind up in the trash.  I usually add new posters manually to an auto approve list, but was not around to do that.

After taking this break, there is one thing that I’ve learned, even at this stage in the game… it is ‘still’ beneficial to keep yourself accountable via something such as a daily blog as it does help you to get more work accomplished.

Regarding the past month, I have intentionally not worked on my business as much as I normally would, however I do have two writers who continue to produce content for my sites on a daily basis.  A lot of this content is made to expand out a lot of  my sites which are at 5-6 pages to 10-11 pages…I’m now at a point where I’ve had all that extra content written out for about 80-100 of my sites and I’m in the process of posting those up.  After this I’m going to focus on building up the writing on a select few(20 or so) websites.  The focus has mainly been on content lately, I’m going to have my hands full when I get around to backlinking..

One other thing to note is that I’ve found my adsense income has picked up since around the beginning of August.  In June, when the Google change hit the sites, it was at an average of around $71/day…Now for the first 10 days of August it seems to be around $85/day on average.  The main reason for this is due to an increase in eCPM.  What caused this?  I’m not 100% sure…backlinking is usually the cause for increases in income, however the only thing I’ve done with regards to backlinking were the UAW re-submits.

BTW, at the moment I don’t have any plans to do any structured updating, so updates/me checking in may be sporadic, although that may change down the road…

And again, in the meantime, feel free to talk in the comments below :>


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