Recently, PayPerPost provides their advertisers the choice to pick bloggers according to the continent, country and even the states where the bloggers or posties live. Before this was implemented, the advertisers already requested for USA (or USA & Canada) bloggers only because some of these involve mailing product samples or TV series, concerts and movies happening in those two countries.
I was one of the postie who asked if PPP can filter out these opps so that those of us living outside of the USA do not have to sieve through them. However, PPP went one step ahead and give the choices to the advertisers to select and directly, filtered out a big majority of posties.
Is this move working in PPP’s favour? I don’t think so. Why? Because if I am a postie in the USA, I will not write for five bucks. Over here, five bucks is equivalent to 18 bucks in my money. Over here, I cannot even get a Happy Meal from McD for my kid with five bucks. I am using the reference ‘bucks’ instead of USD and Ringgit Malaysia so that I can make a better comparison.
Therefore, those opps paying five bucks have been left in the cold.
At the time of writing this, there are 78 opps in the pool. Many of them have been left there for weeks because no one has PR6/10 and Alexa score of 9,999 that can take opps related to beds, for e.g. Out of these 78 opps, 23 of them are paying USD5 per opp.
If I am an advertiser (which I am), I will want to see my opportunities taken up immediately as I had paid for it. I also want to see that the links I am paying for are live on the world wide web so that those paid links can make a dash to be ahead of the search results.
The ongoing debate was posties living outside of USA have baddddddd Ingrish. This is the general sentiment shared by the posties from USA. However, PayPerPost as the company, should not take this as the reason to filter the opps because :
1) PayPerPost have human reviewers who vetted through all the posts;
2) PayPerPost advertisers have the joy of smacking posties who produced a badly done post by giving bans and benches;
3) PayPerPost should realize that for five bucks, they cannot expect perfect English.
My point is – PayPerPost had already set down many things to ensure quality posts and they should check why these aren’t working.
I have tried to avoid talking about this issue because I am one of the top earners on PPP and have earned USD11.5K since October 2006. I love PPP, without doubt. But this post by Ted Murphy just sealed the idea that USA bloggers are good, others are bad.
This is open to all bloggers in all countries. For those of you outside of the US who have been jumping up and down saying your quality matches those of American bloggers here is your chance to prove it. Step into the steel cage and throw down.
Well, with all due respect to PPP and to you Ted, I am not interested to enter into any contest to prove my mettle. One postie does not make a whole nation. What more a whole continent. And I don’t need a vacuum cleaner because where I come from, I have housekeepers.
Offended with my thoughts and opinions? Too bad, I am vying for more votes for The Most Obnoxious Blogger. Go vote if what I said pissed you off. And I don’t give a rat ass if your Ingrish is bester than mind. Bwahahaha, me love I!