Apr 9 2009

ShoppingAds Removing Loyal Members

I’ve never really had a big earner with ShoppingAds, I could generate clicks, but very rarely got high paying clicks. Using the ShoppingAds network I’ve been able to make about $250, but most of that has been through referring people to the network. Now that my account has been banned “Due to little or no earnings”, I will no longer receive those referral fees.

Last Payment

I’ve always had problems receiving my payments at ShoppingAds for some reason. I’ve had to go through support, and after that doesn’t work I’ve had to track down emails for someone a bit ‘higher up’ to finally get my payments.

Now, after my account was “banned” I immediately sent emails to support (no answer) to see about receiving my final payment which was $83.59.

With some emails back and forth a very nice person, Eliana Rosenblatt, from ShoppingAds contacted me back, stating she could give me $69.80. This was because that was how much I earned through the last payment period. I did receive the money, and am happy for it…

However I still feel cheated. After referring several people to their network who are obviously making decent money, I am apparently no longer going to be compensated for that.

From the last payment I’ve received, my referrals have now earned me $26.00. Earning me nearly $20 a month, if that holds true that’s close to $240 less a year I will earn due to ShoppingAds, plus possibly more if I chose to continue to promote their program.

If you have this problem with ShoppingAds, make sure to contact them to receive your final compensation.

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13 Comments on this post


  1. Meji - 365hustle.com said:

    It’s not right but sometimes it happens. Gotta cut the loss and move on to bigger and better things.

    April 12th, 2009 at 8:17 am
  2. Chris said:

    This is a common practice for some online ad companies. But I don’t understand banning people. Having low earners shouldn’t really cost them money and occasionally these low earners could really learn how to boost traffic and get big. Best of luck with other options.

    April 13th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
  3. Melody said:

    If it was banned were you at least able to cash in for what you made?

    April 18th, 2009 at 8:47 pm
  4. Minnesota Attorney said:

    That sounds very frustrating. Thanks for the warning about ShoppingAds.

    April 21st, 2009 at 11:19 am
  5. Minnesota Attorney said:

    A search on Google revealed that you are not the first person who has encountered problems with ShoppingAds. Still, ShoppingAds appears to be a good option for those who are making a substantial amount of money with it.

    April 21st, 2009 at 11:23 am
  6. Lester said:

    This usually happens but in the long run we just need to move on and grab better opportunities!

    April 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm
  7. Rex said:

    Please advise me on how to contact ShoppingAds.. I still have some $65 there which took me over a year to earn.. They said I WILL be paid March 1, but none so far.

    May 8th, 2009 at 9:18 am
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    June 1st, 2009 at 6:21 am
  9. Codrut Turcanu I Affiliate Expert said:

    well, that’s what happens with some networks. but it’s a shame!

    I prefer programs that pay instant paypal commissions, did you try any so far?

    June 29th, 2009 at 4:26 am
  10. Tatanya said:

    I’ve had poor experiences with all of Patrick Gavin and MediaWhiz’s programs including Shopping Ads, Text-Link-Ads and Auction Ads. My bad experiences come from both being a publisher and an advertiser. Consider yourself fortunate they actually paid you and you could reach a human being to communicate with. I didn’t have as good of luck when Text-Link-Ads kept charging my credit card for over three months after I cancelled my purchases even though the links were removed from the sites they were on!!! They even went so far as to try and fight the chargeback (which I won)… Pretty shady.

    July 1st, 2009 at 8:18 am
  11. Cash Back said:

    It just sounds like a shady practice they are using to save some money. Perhaps they are worried about members setting up fake networks of referrals to get paid twice on the same sale. As for not paying members, that is even more brutal. I probably won’t ever try ShoppingAds now. Thanks for the heads up.

    July 2nd, 2009 at 3:37 pm
  12. Mobile Phone to Price said:

    I am sorry to hear that, however, we can an advantage from this which is we must be careful to take an affiliate program

    August 12th, 2009 at 11:19 am
  13. Frustrated user said:

    Just checked, even my account has been banned. Just removed all contact details and my paypal id just in case to be on safe side!

    Damn, can’t remove my email id.

    September 11th, 2009 at 12:39 am


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