I'm leaving eHow...

@Jemina (5783)
June 20, 2008 11:45am CST
They are not paying non-US residents at this time. When I was recruited I was told that I could get paid writing articles for this site. But today when I clicked for "my earnings" I found out they only pay users from the US this time. So I think it's cheating on eHow's part because they actually gain from my "How to" articles and I don't get anything back. No, way!
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6 responses
• United States
21 Jun 08
I have never head of that site. I guess that is not right if they are not paying for people to write on there site. I do not blame you for leaving.
@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
Someone from myLot recruited me and when I asked if they are accepting international members she said that she's outside the US and had been paid. All this time I had been fooled. As it turned out she never got paid as well. I think she just said that to encourage people---credulous people like me who are always on the lookout for more income oppotunities online.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
How horrible is that. Did it not say on the web page when you signed up that they did not pay international writers?
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@Jemina (5783)
25 Jun 08
No, there was no indication otherwise I wouldn't have signed up.
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@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
20 Jun 08
Did you check the TOS before joining any program? Although TOS changes a lot in some websites I have seen. In any case, bad luck for you and I can feel the amount of frustration it accumulates. But there must be some other websites that offer payments for International Members. So check them as well. Wish you best of luck.
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@Jemina (5783)
20 Jun 08
The TOS was not a problem. The earnings are only added lately and too bad I live in the UK. Yes, for sure, there are other ways to earn online. Thank you for your reply.
• India
20 Jun 08
Actually I have lost some appreciable amount due to sudden changes in TOS in different other websites. But nothing can be done in this issue as that is an integral part of every TOS we see.
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@Jemina (5783)
23 Jun 08
Oh well, my leaving eHow is their loss, not mine. LOL!
@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Sorry to hear that, I hope you get to take your writing with you. If not, its worth trying to get your hard earned money. Why should they benefit from your work?
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@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
I already deleted my articles and my account and I'm looking for some place to put them and get paid. Thanks
• United States
24 Jun 08
Good for you and good luck with getting paid for your writing.
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@Jemina (5783)
25 Jun 08
Thank you very much.
@snowy22315 (52841)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That's not fair they should tell you upfront whether or not they pay citizens from your country. I think you are right to leave them. You should write them a letter telling them why you are leaving..
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@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
Well, they have just started paying their members and it's really cheeky for them to invite so many people first and then later reveal their deceitful plan that they would only pay US residents this time. So many users are outside the US they have put in so many articles. This site is gaining from them but not willing to give back what is due them.
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
20 Jun 08
They are so wrong for that. I think they should at least pay you some kind of way for the work you did. Is it listed in there TOS that they are only paying US residents? I hope things work out for the best for you.
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@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
The earning is a new feature and it's not fair that they don't include everyone.
• United States
20 Jun 08
I say e-mail them to get your money. Tell them that when you signed up you were under the impression that they paid. I'd e-mail them for as long as it takes to get your money back.
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@Jemina (5783)
24 Jun 08
Well, there was no money earned because I am not in the US.