Mar 17 2008

No Longer Promoting NeverBlueAds

Since this post I have been compensated by Neverblue and have continued using them. You can view my follow-up post. Overall earnings for me in their network is now close to $1,000!

If you are not a Neverblue affiliate yet, make sure to join now.

I have been a NeverBlueAds affiliate for a few months now. I have earned just under $100 and have been generally happy with it. That was up until about a month ago.

My NeverBlueAds Experience

Neverblueads has a lot of freebie offers, which is perfect for my freebie blog. Getting conversions for certain offers has been nice. Most pay about $1.50.

I’ve promoted, referred, and encouraged people to join NeverblueAds. I’ve referred 14 members. We even had a huge contest with NeverBlueAds as the sponsor…

Where NeverBlueAds Went Wrong

The problems started when I referred someone to NeverblueAds, or so I thought. He started earning money (I was supposed to get 2%), but my referral earnings stayed the same. By the time we got it straightened out, he had made $400, which would of been $8 for me. They told me there was nothing they could do, no compensation.

Total lost $8

That was a little irritating, but it went on.

When I finally received my first check, what they were supposed to send was $2 off. After wasting an hour talking to my affiliate manager about it, they didn’t fix anything. She was supposed to email me why this happened, but never did. The extra $2 they didn’t pay me was from my affiliate earnings.

Total lost $10

Then maybe a week ago, my affiliate earnings were cut in half, resulting in me losing another $6. I emailed my affiliate manager with no luck. She wrote a long email basically saying nothing, never mentioning why my account was $6 less.

Total lost $16

Instead of NeverBlueAds handling it, my affiliate manager is no longer my affiliate manager. Usually when you log in, it says their name and picture. I currently have no one. How convenient, I wonder why? I’ve tried to be polite as I could, there isn’t a point in being rude. But really, enough is enough.

I’ve also referred people using my $2 referral link and never seen a dime from it. I was using two referral links together (one for $2 per referral, one for 2% of earnings). So if I referred 14 on the 2%, the other had to be close. That would of been about $20.

Total lost $36

Now $36 isn’t going to break my bank, but it’s significant enough. I was never offered any compensation to basically say, hey we are sorry let’s make it better. Any real effort at all would of made me happy. That they actually care.

Instead I have been ignored. I made sure to mention I haven’t even made $100 through them. I am by no means a big affiliate, but I should count regardless. I did refer someone who made them $100’s of dollars, shouldn’t that count for something? They got paid, he got paid, but being the referral, I got nothing.

I understand this is a long story and maybe some complaining, but I am very disappointed with how I was basically a lost voice. It may be that I don’t earn enough or that they don’t care. I took time to write this post so I was fair and not out of line. I didn’t want to write it still a little angry.

So, not only did this cost me approximately $36+ but also a lot of time disputing it. I don’t want to have to constantly watch my earnings, or make sure I am getting paid the correct amount. If you are going to alter my earnings, at least tell me, not ignore me.

I hope this is the last time I have to mention NeverBlueAds.


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  1. NeverBlueAds Pays Up And Then Some | Blog About Your Blog wrote:

    [...] However, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, for a while I was no longer promoting NeverBlueAds. [...]

    May 26th, 2008 at 5:13 am
  1. sir jorge said:

    I was against these guys from the start. I then caved in, and was banned because they didn’t like my “leads”…which were legit.

    March 17th, 2008 at 9:32 am
  2. ryan said:

    F$#& NEVERBLUEADS! They defrauded me and I have contacted the FBI about it. :)

    March 17th, 2008 at 12:23 pm
  3. K-IntheHouse said:

    That sucks man! It’s hard work to see those dollars add up and then not getting paid is ridiculous. Thanks for the heads up.

    March 17th, 2008 at 1:52 pm
  4. digitalnomad said:

    Ban ‘em from the blogosphere. I hate cheats.

    March 17th, 2008 at 6:12 pm
  5. roxxymetal said:

    Wow, I had no idea that they were like that!! Thanks for the heads up because I was actually thinking about signing up with them. Now I am so glad that I didn’t!! It shouldn’t matter if you’re a big affiliate or not,what they are doing is just wrong!

    March 17th, 2008 at 6:44 pm
  6. spostareduro said:

    I’m sorry to hear that. Have you Googled for any other complaints about them? (besides the obvious ones here in your own commentary?) Would be interesting to know just how crooked they are with others as well.

    March 17th, 2008 at 10:31 pm
  7. Karlonia said:

    Wow, thanks for the heads up on this one. I have never joined NeverBlueAds before, but I have heard the name and have seen their advertising. From your description, it looks like they are not worth the bother anyway – 2% for referral commission is just pitiful! I think I’ll stick with Clickbank…

    March 17th, 2008 at 11:46 pm
  8. ThePit said:

    Yeah, I think I’ll be staying away from them! Thanks for the heads up, sorry about what you had to go through.

    March 18th, 2008 at 12:39 am
  9. Mark said:

    Oh man! That’s very disappointing. I was reluctant to sign up with them, but when I did, I didn’t like them wanting to call me to verify that I existed, or whatever the reason was.

    Sounds like it’s time to get into some Pepperjam! Now THEY are customer service oriented.

    March 18th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
  10. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Thanks for all the supporting comments. Like I said I never had problems with them until about a month ago.

    It is very disappointing.. customer service definitely doesnt appear to be their strong suit.

    Mark, most affiliate companies call you, even pepperjam does. However the conversation is quick and they basically just want to verify you are really a webmaster.

    As I was hoping this post is ranking on page one for NeverBlueAds :)

    March 19th, 2008 at 11:25 am
  11. Tiberius Burciu said:

    It really sucks to see that even though NVA seemed to work, they are now proving to be a waste of time. I’m glad I haven’t signed up with them, as I was intending to do ( I just hate wasting my time with such sites ). Btw, I’ve sphinned and stumbled this post. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting:)

    Cheers,
    Tiberius Burciu
    http://www.myppcadvertising.info

    March 20th, 2008 at 1:56 pm
  12. Dennis Edell said:

    You said no problems until a month ago…you started saying you’ve been with them for a “few” months …a few to me is less then 6 (correct me if I’m wrong)…

    That right there is really poor odds, thanks for the heads up as always :)

    March 27th, 2008 at 3:00 pm
  13. Matthew Henrickson said:

    I joined them Sept of last year.

    March 27th, 2008 at 3:02 pm
  14. Todd said:

    Bummer! That’s a horror story! If you like referring guys, check out Vintacore.com. They’re new, but have the best super affiliate program out there. Also, they offer top rates with the probably the best support I’ve seen. Good stuff.

    April 5th, 2008 at 10:48 pm
  15. Tom said:

    That sucks! Have you tried MaxBounty yet? MaxBounty has an affiliate network similar to NeverBlueAds and CJ. Check out this review for some more info.

    July 25th, 2008 at 1:10 pm
  16. frank said:

    Hi @all

    NeverblueAds is one of my favorite networks.

    They have the best interface in history of affiliate marketing.

    They have great offers, supporting AM and prompt
    payments including exact stats of referal amount.

    As far as I m informed there is no 2$ referal link
    but only a 2% link but they show a 2$ which is confusing.

    So do yourself a favor.

    And join them

    Lots of succes
    Frank

    Have no relation to neverblue
    other then been affiliate

    October 18th, 2008 at 3:52 pm
  17. Bryn Youngblut said:

    I gotta agree with Frank. I’ve used neverblue for a few months now and I get weekly wire payments always on time and for the right amount. My AM is amazing and very helpful and I have never had any real issues. They are a great network by far.

    Bryn Youngbluts last blog post..Helping Fellow Affiliate Marketers

    November 11th, 2008 at 10:16 am
  18. Matthew Henrickson said:

    make sure to read my follow-up post:

    http://blogaboutyourblog.com/2008/05/26/neverblueads-pays-up-and-then-some/

    but since then my AM gets switched all the time and hardly responds to real questions :(

    November 12th, 2008 at 1:26 pm
  19. Dennis Edell said:

    Another post coming? ;)

    Dennis Edells last blog post..10 Effective Joint Venture Ideas To Get You Started

    November 12th, 2008 at 5:25 pm
  20. Estrella said:

    I agree, I think they are a good company, I haven’t done much with them but everytime I call they are really nice people.

    I’m sorry to hear what happened to you.

    ————————————————————-

    want free money.

    http://iwanttohelpyou.org

    November 13th, 2008 at 10:21 pm
  21. Link Degisimi said:

    but since then my AM gets switched all the time and hardly responds to real questions

    July 25th, 2009 at 1:37 am
  22. Svalani said:

    Hey,

    Lucky you to receive earning sof $1000 from Neverblue ads….
    According to me most affiliate programs are scam..they will lure you with rosy pictures of high earnings and after that when its payment time….just be ready to hear where you went wrong and that your website is generating fraud clicks or fraud leads nothing but scam……

    October 5th, 2009 at 8:09 pm
  23. Mike said:

    Dang sorry to hear that. Have you checked out digitrevenue.com/newuser?
    They also offer 2%, with over 500 offers as well…

    January 8th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
  24. Micheal Crouch said:

    They are a BIG fraud. Stay away from them, don’t even think of doing business with them.

    You signup with them, earn some money and when payment time, they will create some stupid reasons and will ban you account, that’s the way these guys work and after that you do whatever you want to do, nobody will listen you and nobody will even care to reply you.

    This is what happened with my after spending my lot of time and money and they ate my $350. What else can i do now!

    My advise, suggestion or whatever you treat, but never ever even think of working with those guys and inform other also about this.

    Take Care Guys.

    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:41 am

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