What to do about the fees? My site is hosted with GVO, have been an affiliate since they were Kiosk in Canada. Forgot how long ago that was. I have never earned much, for a time paid my monthly fees with the earnings.
Then they shifted to a new processing/affiliate service and my entire down line was wiped out. Was told that one of the people quite, so that takes the entire down line out? Did not make sense, so gave up trying to get answers. They changed their tech service, now farmed out to the Phillipines, fine, but no one seems to understand what I need when I have a problem. Have had to escalate the ticket a few times to get anywhere.
Many problems over the years, yet I persist in staying with them. New programs added, the few who can earn a great deal, into the millions from what I hear. For me, the little guy, that is not so. Limited on resources, money and it is a “Catch 22.” Need to spend in order to earn. Those who join through the click to earn lists do not stick around, but the influx is good for the first month or two, then gone.
Add to that the ongoing changes in my life. Family and my own health put somethings on a back burner. Yeah. No excuses, just the way life rolls. Still a bit of change comes in. Not enough. Because GVO charged 5% of affiliate income when processing payments, the company they process to charges them and the affiliates. So, double charges. To process payments Payoneer charges $1 to $3, then a $3 monthly service fee. GVO took 5% immediately to cover their costs. Now it is 10%. If you earn 6 figures, no big loss, the cost of doing business, right? But if you earn say $6 a month? You have nothing left and owe money.
I have hung in long enough. Doing some homework. Have checked with a couple of other site hosts with affiliate accounts, they do not charge fees and have no issues with PayPal closing or freezing their accounts. At least none I have found. The fees are less and the service is in country. Not sure the latter is such a great bonus, but am doing my homework.
I am removing all GVO links from my sites. Not advertising their services any longer. I really am tired of making someone else rich and getting to hear how awful this company is and the owner. I hear more complaints than compliments.
Working as an affiliate means earning and paying fees. I get that. But, the fees are killing me. Those who take a look at the offering, provide me negative feedback, so how do I beat that? When I ask, I get no help, no answers, and am tired of the struggle.
Time to move on. When you have to ask how much more to endure, you have endured too much. Earning a living as an affiliate should not cost you all that you earn. Especially when the company itself is raking in the millions. I keep paying them to make a living. No more.
And that is todays tidbit. Suggestions, comments? I am eager to hear.