DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE. DO NOT JOIN BLOGGERWAVE.
They are BAD NEWS. Are in the habit of:
a) not paying bloggers
b) not replying to emails
c) not keeping bloggers updated on what the hell is going on
A BRIEF (BUMPY) HISTORY…
Bloggerwave is a paid-to-blog company (though the ‘paid’ & ‘company’ bits are open to debate). Anyway, I applied to their program back in mid-November, got accepted fairly quickly, then went on to write a paid post for them. The post got approved by them the next day. I was impressed.
Then it was all downhill from there.
Nowhere did I see on their site when I could expect to be paid, so I sent:
i) Email no.1 (circa Nov 17th): to find out when payment was due. I didn’t receive a reply.
ii) Email no.2 (Nov 26th):
“Hello. I sent an email about 10 days ago enquiring about when I can expect payment for an approved blogpost I wrote. I haven’t received a reply. I also think that maybe you need to update your signed-up bloggers on any developments your company has made as I noticed your last update was back in June. I’d appreciate a reply within the next 7 days. Thank you.”
iii) Email no.3 (Dec 21st):
“Hello. This is the 3RD TIME I’m contacting you regarding payment of the approved post I wrote in mid-November. Over the course of a month, I have received no replies from any of the previous emails I’ve sent. Is this how Bloggerwave operates? I have done my research on the net and have found that there are other bloggers that are in the same position as me. I am very disappointed with your service. You are doing yourselves no favours whatsoever. At this point, I couldn’t care less if I get the money I’m owed, but I can promise you that I plan to make it my duty to warn other bloggers about you so they don’t waste their time & energy promoting a company that doesn’t deserve it. What you will therefore potentially lose is a lot more than the $10 you owe me. I’d advise you to update your site with some news so people know what the hell’s going on or take the website down altogether. If your intention is to completely discredit your company and let down signed-up bloggers in the process, then you are DEFINITELY on the right path.”
No reply to any of them.
6 WEEKS AND COUNTING…
It’s been over 6 weeks since they approved my post. I say that’s more than enough time for them to AT LEAST get in touch.
And I’m not alone. Read the following:
It would seem that some people have been paid in the past and some haven’t, while others have had to threaten legal action before they were eventually paid, and others have just given up altogther.
Looks like Bloggerwave’s reputation of non-payments is nothing new – they were having external ‘payment problems’ earlier on this year and issued a press release on their site on Jun 1st addressing those issues and basically promising the world and a pony. I am yet to see any evidence of any kind of improvement on their part. The June press release was the last news update they made on their site, I’ve only ever seen one blog opportunity on their task ‘list’, and yet they continue to leave their doors open for bloggers to join and waste their time writing posts they very well might not get paid for.
If Bloggerwave can accept blogs and are quick to approve posts, then why can’t they reply to emails and why aren’t they keeping bloggers updated?
I do think some kind of explanation is WAY OVERDUE. I know it. They know it. And quite a few bloggers know it. However, I feel I’ve done what I set out to do which was to write/spread the word about their shenanigans – if that stops one or two bloggers from joining Bloggerwave, then I feel my work is done.
take care, y’all…