After getting banned from Digg, I’ve now been banned from Pay Per Post, although it’s really my own fault. The problem with Pay Per Post is that you can’t add and remove blogs to your account as you please. Once you’ve added one blog, you have to make 10 posts before you can add another. It’s a silly rule really.
I signed up one of my blogs to Pay Per Post eons ago, but after an uproar from my readers about writing paid reviews, I decided to stop writing them on that particular blog. So what else could I do? I still wanted to use Pay Per Post, but couldn’t find a way to add another blog. So I set up another two accounts with different email addresses.
Both of the new accounts were approved and I wrote a post on each of the blogs, which also got approved. Technically, I could have got away with it. It then dawned on me that I would be paid for both accounts to the same Paypal address. So I contacted Pay Per Post and told them I was in a bit of a pickle, effectively coming clean. I said that I really didn’t know what else to do because they have no option to remove a blog from an account.
In the end, the lady who deals with “bad bloggers”, as she put it, mailed me back and said that she would ban two of my accounts but leave one open. Frustratingly, one of the accounts she banned was the one I use for referring other people, so I lost about 45 pending referrals in the process. I did ask to carry on using that account and just remove the blog, but for some reason that’s not possible.
So there you have it. You can open multiple accounts on Pay Per Post, but when it comes to payment, they’re likely to spot that you’re up to no good unless you have multiple Paypal accounts.
They should definitely look into getting rid of the 10-post rule and allowing users to add and remove their blogs.