It is not a secret that I accept paid posts in this blog. It is one way to augment my meager income. Besides, I do write with integrity and based on experience. I just feel a little bad about a direct advertiser (DA) who contacted me and asked me to write 3 paid posts which I gladly obliged and published. I have already sent the URLs for the 3 posts. The DA did not verify my paypal address and decided to just send it to the email address I use in this blog. I have received a notice from paypal about the payment but in my wrong email. So, I asked the DA to revert the payment to my paypal account which I provided in the same email.
It has been more than 2 weeks since I last heard from the DA, assuring me that the payment would be sent to the correct paypal account. Unfortunately, after repeated "gentle" reminders, I still have not received my payment. I even told the DA that the money is still in his/her account and that I would keep getting reminders about a payment I could not withdraw because it was the wrong paypal address. How hard is it to send a new payment since the one sent would be cancelled by paypal and returned to the payee eventually, if no one claims?
So, I did the right thing by pulling the posts down from my blog. I even left it there for sometime thinking and hoping I would get paid. Sigh, have I been scammed?!?
I feel sad about the whole thing. I have done my part but why can't the DA do his/her part? It's a mere few bucks to spare but enough to put food on our table.