I lost $27.50 today – just because I failed to read a site’s terms of service!
The fine prints are usually the things I overlook – and I realized that it’s where the important things are usually written. I signed up in a site, agreed with the terms and conditions without reading it and immediately did some tasks hoping that I’ll be paid. The bad thing is that I only read the first part of TOS (the one about a maximum of three sponsored posts in a day) but I didn’t reach the part where you cannot publish sponsored posts consecutively. It doesn’t matter if it’s a different day or week or probably month – just don’t publish two sponsored articles consecutively.
The result was a lost opportunity of $27.50. Both my articles were rejected. It would have been alright if I don’t do my sponsored post writing at midnight when my baby and her daddy are already asleep. I stay up late at night to write posts like that so I could concentrate (or at least not have a baby tugging at my pants, asking that she type at the keyboard too while writing an article).
Anyway, that’s another lesson learned. I already appealed (hope they would understand how some people just don’t take time to read rules and the fine prints) but if their decision is final, well, what can I do.
It’s just…. oh well. Again, that’s charged to experience. Toinks!
Did you happen to lose an opportunity or pay a fine for not reading the fine print or terms of services? Oh please, it would make me feel better if you share it with me.