Internet Marketing Companies That Don’t Pay
Few things suck more than making a lot of money for a company, sending them a ton of legitimate leads… then getting completely screwed over on your payment! One of my earliest posts back in 2007 was about a jerk off company that completely screwed me out of more than $20,000. Their name back then was WebmasterSweeps.com and were located in Boca Raton, FL.
They pretty much screwed me out of $20,000 and screened all incoming phone calls. If I gave them my name when I called, their staff was out… if I said I was someone else, I would get through fine. After a few weeks of trying to collect my money from them directly, they came up with some bogus new terms and conditions for their site, then closed my account. I ended up using a collection agency to try and collect the funds, but that was a wasted battle. In short… I never got the money and they are a trash company. You can read the full post here.
With that said, the internet marketing community is very tight with who they work with and recommend to others. If someone isn’t making their payments, it would only take a post on a large established blog, or a few messages in the social networks to get the buzz stirring. Word gets around fast and when the rumors of a network not making payments start getting around, it can literally destroy their business over night.
But how are you supposed to compete with huge networks and ad companies that are heavily funded? The best way is to exposure and let others aware of the situation. There is a great Facebook Group called “Internet Advertising – People Who Don’t Pay”. There are over 1,300 members in the group, and many well known players in the affiliate space have been leaving feedback and comments on companies they have not had the best of luck with.
Be sure to join the group and let others know about any problems you’ve had with internet marketing companies that don’t pay!
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