Hi there everyone and welcome to my latest blog post.
With the start of a new year you always have renewed hope and trust and goals for the next 365 days. I still hold all those things but unfortunately as the days of the new year progress I’m feeling somewhat hardened at so many people I come across doing the wrong thing by me.
Let’s look at example one. In August 2010 I was approached by a member of the warrior forum whose services I had used before and who had actually sold me one of her products. She then contacted me offering to do a video series for the product to sell as an add on for $2000. While that did seem pricey I knew that it would add extreme value to the original offering and I would get my return back ten fold.
That was of course if I were to receive what I paid for in the first place. Unfortunately I am a very trusting soul and that being so I am very often taken advantage of – this case in point being but one example.
After many many months of contacting the person I gave the money to I have no product and no $2000.00 and it is of course way beyond the period that I could seek any involvement from Paypal.
A second example is a ghostwriter I paid for an ebook to be created for many months ago. I paid in full up front and have yet to receive anything. Believe me, I know as much as anyone that life always intervenes but professionally you’ve just got to do the best you can.
A third example is expecting the completion of an ebook project. Granted I hadn’t paid for it but it was my understanding it was being done. Three months later – nope.
A personal example. This one makes me really mad because it seems to be an ongoing problem in my life. I rent here in Sydney because it’s just too expensive to buy a house and after having gone through one divorce that left me with nothing I was never able to get back “in” the market.
So renting it is. Three houses ago I had to take the landlords to the Consumer Tenancy Tribunal for not fixing a roof leak in two parts of the house – I won. Two houses ago I had to take the owner to the Tribunal for not fixing our oven in six months. Of course I won that one. Now i’ve just left the last house, as most of you know, just before Christmas and I can tell you I left it in a better state than when we moved in. Thankfully we took photos of its state when we moved in. But of course now that the owner has decided to sell it they decided that $2000 out of our bond had to come up to cover things they decided to do to the house to get a higher asking price ie. new carpet on stairs when there was nothing wrong with the original, new screen doors, fixing a roof leak that was never our problem, repainting the whole house and a complete change of the garden at the back.
I’m beginning to think screw me over is my middle name as far as renting goes. You always see those stories on current affair shows about nightmare tenants but I’m over having nightmare landlords who charge exorbitant rent, never fix anything, and always expect the place to look like the Taj Mahal when tenants leave when it never looked like it to start with.
So rather than go into any discussion with the agent – oh, did I tell you that they said I hadn’t paid $3000.00 on entry for four weeks bond and two weeks rent in advance so therefore on their case there was no bond owing an I owed them $1400, on top of the $2000 they were now but miraculously found it when I threw the book at them – I just filed an application in the CTTT yet again…..woe is me…..I’m not going to feel sorry for myself but I really am WAY OVER people just not doing the DECENT, RIGHT thing.
Anyway, that’s enough of my rant. Really the aim of it is to always try and cover you back as much as possible and to unfortunately presume that people won’t do the right thing so ie you need contracts, you need photos and evidence in houses you live etc, and you need to be a bit hard on people you pay to do a job for you ie have written contract, have time frame when things are to be done and if they’re not make sure you apply to paypal in a timely manner so you can get your money back.
Anyway, as a special gift for you today I have the details of 50 web 2.0 sites that are do follow.
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http://virb.com/ PageRank 6
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buzznet.com PageRank 6
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blogger.com PageRank 8
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http://www.zimbio.com/ PageRank 6
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newsvine.com PageRank 7
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ziki.com PageRank 5
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wordpress.com PageRank 9
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blogspace.fr PageRank 4
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Have a great week and I’ll be in touch soon