Tag Archives: money

The truth about working in the IT industry

1. We work weird (night) shifts…
Just like prostitutes.

2. They pay you to make the client happy…
Just like a prostitute.

3. The client pays a lot of money, but your employer keeps almost every penny…
Just like a prostitute.

4. You are rewarded for fulfilling the client’s dreams…
Just like a prostitute.

5. Your friends fall apart and you end up hanging out with people in the same profession as you…
Just like a prostitute.

6. When you have to meet the client you always have to be perfectly groomed…
Just like a prostitute.

7. But when you go back home it seems like you are coming back from hell…
Just like a prostitute.

8. The client always wants to pay less but expects incredible things from you…
Just like a prostitute.

9. When people ask you about your job, you have difficulties to explain it…
Just like a prostitute.

10. Everyday when you wake up, you say: “I’m not going to spend the rest of my life doing this.”
Just like a prostitute ……..

Scour – how to make money by … searching


Ok, folks, you all know what Google means and you know just how much money they earn. It’s simple and it’s very useful for everyone: web search. You do it at work, you do it at home, you probably done it to find this page too.

So, here’s the thing about Google: although it’s free, it doesn’t earn you anything!

Here’s where Scour comes into play. This social search engine returns results for Google, Yahoo and MSN .. and the best part: it also pays you to do what you normally do anyway: to search. Well, actually it also pays you to vote and to comment, but that only means even more money.

Sure, it’s not a fortune, but when you can get $400 a year from doing … when you have to do for free anyway, why not?

Oh, and if you also get referrer points: 25% of what they make.

Just give it a try, you sure can’t lose anything: http://scour.com/invite/indy2kro.

How I got suspended from WidgetBucks because I had $500

For all folks that use WidgetBucks (and especially those who defend it), here’s a story I thought it would be nice to share. I added WB ads on Fun house about 3 weeks ago and like many others I got very excited about the revenues. Of course I was very disappointed when I saw the real profit was sometimes half of the red figures, but still it was decent.


That is until 2 days ago when I got an email from them:

This e-mail is to notify you that your WidgetBucks account has violated our terms of service and has been suspended.

Your site has violated the following provision of the WidgetBucks Terms and Conditions (http://www.widgetbucks.com/terms.page): Pornographic Content. Our policies state that you may not place widgets on pages that contain pornographic content. Placing WidgetBucks widgets on a page with pornographic content is a violation of this policy.

Since you have violated these terms, your account has been suspended. Earned commissions, bonuses, and fees shall be forfeited as a result of your violation of our terms.

If you have a question or believe there has been an error, please feel free to contact us at http://support.mpire.com.

WidgetBucks Compliance Team

So what they’re saying is that my website is pornographic in nature and they’ll just suspend my account, get all my money and give me a kick in the shin.

I mailed them back to ask for a proof or an explanation, maybe it was an error, maybe there was a page with content they didn’t like or something, but guess what, they didn’t answer (I’m still waiting for their answer actually, although I doubt they will).

What shocked me most was that I didn’t get any warning, they simply suspended my account without mercy and I have doubts they even took a look at the website (if you find anything “pornographic in nature” there, please let me know, maybe I just think differently.

And how much did this cost me?

$500 and 7 referrals lost.

Of course the money was not lost to WidgetBucks, they just took them. Isn’t that called stealing in some countries? When you get some money for someone without a proof and without an explanation?

So, what can prevent this from happening to anyone else? Absolutely nothing! Can you do anything about it? Well, I’m actually still thinking about that one.

So, if you’re using WB … good luck with it, if you plan on using it … think twice before you do.