Freelancer.com is sorely disappointing

Today, I decided to close my account on freelancer.com. Why?

A project owner awarded me with a project and I accepted it. He decided to cancel it before we even discuss the details. The project costs $222 (including the fees), so I end up with a negative balance of -$22. That sucks, don’t you think so? There’s no chance to defend myself at all. All they care about it making money. Damn. That is going to be the last time I use freelancer.com

What made me pissed off more was, I had to spent $10 just to get a badge for SEO and US English. This is a ripoff!

Update: The issue has finally been resolved and I thank them for being professional and refunded my money 🙂

Stop Making Crumbs With AdSense?

I was quite surprised when I read this statement on one of the forum that I frequently visit.

That statement is so true, I am pretty sure 90% of people who uses AdSense on their site are making crumbs with it. Yeah, what else will you call it if you’re earning $0.10 to $0.20 per day with it, right? LOL.

Well, don’t be discourage because people can say whatever they like, but I am sure it is possible to make at least $10 per site per day if you are using the right strategy. It will take some time to come up with the website content and also backlinks for your website, so you should focus and continue to commit even when you don’t see any progress with your site for the first 2 months. Consistently build backlinks and publish at least one article per week to your site, you’ll be able to achieve what you desire.

Never resort to blackhat methods to acquire your backlinks because they’re not going to be a long term solution for your problems. Okay. I’ll shut up and continue working now.

I hate it when I get this from Google

There’s a high chance that you’ll come across this message if you’re using any keyword research software:

We’re sorry…

… but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now.

We’ll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we’ll see you again on Google.

I don’t remember how many hundred times I have to restart my laptop, clear my cookies so that I can continue my keyword research. Sigh. How I wish there’s a better way to check my keyword rankings.

Their FAQ section for this problem doesn’t seem to help. Oh darn.

I am sure I am not the only one who experience this. Do anyone have a solution?

Busy All The Time

Wow… I have been so order managing orders from my customers and barely have time to relax. Maybe it’s time for me to hire a few assistant so that I can get my life back!