I don’t mind writing the odd paid post if the money’s right. I’ve been paid up to $40 for writing a couple of paragraphs about one website or another; it’s easy money, but among all the great services out there, such as Pay Per Post and Linkworth, there’s one that crops up in the blogospere time and time again for all the wrong reasons.
Let’s take a look at Bloggerwave
I registered for Bloggerwave a while ago and scoped the place out. I added a few of my blogs and tried to take some of the opportunities open to me. There were only three available: Master Seek, Coze Zero and Bloggerwave. I was only able to take the Bloggerwave one and only with one blog for some reason.
The payout was supposed to be $10 and I did everything by the book and eventually the post was approved. I logged back in today to see where my payment was at and my approved post has somehow disappeared. Not only that, but all of the blogs I added have also vanished.
Pissed off, I tried to find a way to contact Bloggerwave, but alas, clicking on “Contact us” took me to a blank page. I rendered my display in IE and the contact form appeared, but it was a strange form asking me for my address, company and a “description” where I wrote my message.
You could say I’m jumping the gun here, but Bloggerwave is infamous for being unreliable. Don’t take my word for it though:
- Earn Money Blogging didn’t get paid.
- Vegan Momma had problems.
- Skeet’s Stuff didn’t get a bean.
- The Sassy Southerner suggests that Bloggerwave is an elaborate scam.
Whatever the truth, Bloggerwave is hitting all the wrong notes and I have no faith in the company at all. For starters, there haven’t been any new opportunities for weeks. Then there’s the very dated look of the website.
On the website it lists people who have made over $100 with Bloggerwave. I found the blog of one of those people (Ashish Ghildiyal), and yes, he has been using Bloggerwave, but he had this to say in his paid post:
At present, they have two opportunities of $10 each. But very soon, the opportunities will increase.
This is a guy who has apparently made $130 with Bloggerwave. That was written at the end of April. I’ve searched and searched, and I can’t find any more opportunities ever offered by Bloggerwave than the ones I have listed. It looks like a scam straight up. The top 10 earners list also hasn’t changed for some time. Somehow, someone made $312 out of three possible $10 opportunities.
If I’m wrong then tell me, but has anybody made money from Bloggerwave?
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