Well friends, I'm sorry to report that popular make money online program, ShoppingAds has closed several accounts, including The Monetizer's. Earlier this morning I received the following email, which some readers here may also have received:
In the final hour of evaluation, it has been determined by eBay and ShoppingAds that your account must be deactivated. We know that many of you have been working back and forth with us to try and improve the situation, and we thank you kindly for your efforts. Unfortunately, as warned (that there were no guarantees), we had to take this course of action.
We thank you for your partnership up through this point and wish you the best of luck.
We are in the process of making an aggressive case on your behalf to eBay of having you paid for February’s earnings, and will let you know as soon as we hear back. If you will be paid it will occur on April 1st, 2009.
As for our ads- we strongly suggest that you take down our ad code IMMEDIATELY as you will no longer be paid for hosting them.
Well this is unfortunate, because I do have some money sitting in the account, so hopefully things are resolved and I'll receive that payment on April Fool's day (ha ha). But as always, this is why having a backup earning/ad plan helps. Luckily The Monetizer joined eBay Partner network several months ago, and their terms are much more favorable. Payments come quicker and with less of a minimum earning amount required.
I strongly urge people who got the ShoppingAds account shutdown notice above to switch their ShoppingAds ads to eBay Partner Network ads. Just make sure to match the same style, color and size from your old ShoppingAds to your new eBay Partner style ads so that things don't look too off. You can do this by logging into your eBay Partner Network account, then go to the top menu for Tools, then Widgets (graphic above). Go to the first toolbox widget, "Editor Kit", select "eBay US" (or your appropriate program) and then click "Go". Alternately, you can choose the other widget "Custom Banner" which is in Beta, to create eBay product flash banners for your websites or blogs.
Here's to your success,