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    I'm actually quite surprised (shocked) to hear about TravG's past.
    His last post was 9'th Nov 2020, and last Login March 2021.

    He always seemed like a straight shooter. Thanks for heads up!

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    I'm really disappointed to read this.

    I did business with Travis 5+ years ago and all went well.

    I'm pretty sure he earned a good amount of money in the past. So I wonder what happened to all that money? And I wonder how he can order work if he hasn't the funds to pay for it? Why ruining it's own online reputation for a few hundred bucks?

    I think it would a good idea if we had a thread about "XY mistakes to avoid once you've made it in affiliate marketing" or similar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider1973 View Post
    I'm really disappointed to read this.

    I did business with Travis 5+ years ago and all went well.

    I'm pretty sure he earned a good amount of money in the past. So I wonder what happened to all that money? And I wonder how he can order work if he hasn't the funds to pay for it? Why ruining it's own online reputation for a few hundred bucks?

    I think it would a good idea if we had a thread about "XY mistakes to avoid once you've made it in affiliate marketing" or similar...
    Many times it's not about how much somebody earns, but about how somebody deals with the earned money.

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    There appear to be some judgments being made/implied here (and similarly in other unrelated threads)...not entirely unreasonably, and some may be appropriate...but.......

    You never know what's going on in someone's life....unless you are in direct personal contact and/or they've chosen to share with the whole world where they are at, and/or how/why they got there.

    Without that, it's all speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider1973 View Post
    I think it would a good idea if we had a thread about "XY mistakes to avoid once you've made it in affiliate marketing" or similar...
    We have those for rogue/untrustworthy affiliate programs now, and only a handful of people take any notice of it. Besides, you'd need 100% factual, documented proof, otherwise a person could sue for liable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    We have those for rogue/untrustworthy affiliate programs now, and only a handful of people take any notice of it. Besides, you'd need 100% factual, documented proof, otherwise a person could sue for liable.
    This is a misunderstanding. I didn't ask for blacklisting people. No way.

    I just think it would be interesting to hear life experiences from affiliates who got rich / who earned a lot and then somehow lost that money / income stream.
    So I was asking for people posting business / money management advice. But in the end, I think we all know it already, it's just that many are not following what they know.


    Some generic advice would be
    - save in good times for bad times
    - don't spend more than you earn
    - keep an emergency fund
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    Seems the money is gone.
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    What to do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobosscanada View Post
    What to do now?
    Not much you can do. This is the risk we all face when doing business. You can try to mitigate the chances of this happening in the future by accepting payment upfront or at least a 50% deposit to cover your costs. You should maybe do this even with people you know and trust, as anyone of us can experience a life-changing event that could wipe us out financially, health wise, or even death.
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    Just like DaftDog says, not much you can do about it. TravG was one of just a few clients that haven’t paid us in 10+ years I’ve been in the iGaming (content writing) business. Another one is our long-term client whose main site was hit with a Google penalty.

    He still owes us a few thousand euros, but I accept it as a business risk and wouldn’t dream of reminding him about it as he sent us so much business over the years and was honest about his financial problems.

    And with 99% of our clients settling the invoices without any issues, I still don’t demand money up front, especially as iGaming affiliates appear to be an honest bunch for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Roman View Post
    iGaming affiliates appear to be an honest bunch for the most part.
    I concur on that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Roman View Post
    Just like DaftDog says, not much you can do about it. TravG was one of just a few clients that haven’t paid us in 10+ years I’ve been in the iGaming (content writing) business. Another one is our long-term client whose main site was hit with a Google penalty.

    He still owes us a few thousand euros, but I accept it as a business risk and wouldn’t dream of reminding him about it as he sent us so much business over the years and was honest about his financial problems.

    And with 99% of our clients settling the invoices without any issues, I still don’t demand money up front, especially as iGaming affiliates appear to be an honest bunch for the most part.

    That penalty certainly will upset the apple cart ,a reminder to all of us that we need to prepare for rainy days as our income is not guaranteed.Hopefully things work well for Travis in the future and he can resolve this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    That penalty certainly will upset the apple cart ,a reminder to all of us that we need to prepare for rainy days as our income is not guaranteed.Hopefully things work well for Travis in the future and he can resolve this issue.
    I really don't understand why people spend all their income and don't save something for more difficult days. Especially if they're making a nice income.

    Our business is very shaky. We depend on a few factors we haven't under control, for example Google or affiliate programs that come and go.

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    I got paid! Travis is a decent guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple7 View Post
    I really don't understand why people spend all their income and don't save something for more difficult days. Especially if they're making a nice income.

    Our business is very shaky. We depend on a few factors we haven't under control, for example Google or affiliate programs that come and go.
    You are right on that ,you always need to invest back into the business to keep it growing and take a fixed salary not drain all the income each month.

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