Tuesday, January 15, 2008

WidgetBucks' Terms Changes Start Today

This post is a reminder that a few of WidgetBucks' Terms of Service points change today. This was originally blogged about on Jan. 3. We are discontinuing the $25 sign-up bonus on new accounts, so any publishers who have referenced the $25 bonus in custom links will need to change code. Those publishers using unmodified code and tools provided on the WidgetBucks Referral Tools page will NOT require a code update -- we're updating that code on our end.

Also starting today, our referral structure for new accounts is moving from 10 to 5 percent. Again, this is only for accounts that are opened after today and does NOT impact existing accounts.

PayPalOne important piece of payment news coming in the next week or two is that new accounts outside the U.S. and Canada will require PayPal as their payment method. Existing non-U.S. and Canada accounts will be "grandfathered" and can still receive checks; however, we are noticing a number of unusual mailing addresses within existing publishers' MySettings pages. One common issue we're finding is publishers listing their local address but indicate it's within the United States, when this is obviously not the case. Our bank records also show a number of uncashed checks sent outside the U.S. and Canada. As a result, we'll continue to work with existing publishers where needed, but are making the full switch for new accounts. PayPal, which obviously gets you your money faster compared to snail mail, can be received in 65 countries and regions so should cover most publisher's needs.

And finally, later today MyBucks will reflect both November payment information and audited December earnings.

- Dean

6 comments:

astone said...

Maybe you add Moneybookers as payment method...

xbox 360 help blog said...

I can't have a paypal account in the country where I live, what am I supposed to do now?!

Team WidgetBucks said...

@xbox360: if you are not within one of the countries that can receive paypal payment, please send me an email dean [at] mpire [dot] com and i'll forward it to the right person. within the email please indicate your country and email associated with the account. Thanks.

Team WidgetBucks said...

As a reminder to comments about PayPal requirements -- this is ONLY required for NEW WidgetBucks accounts. If you are an existing publisher outside the US or Canada, you can continue to receive checks -- assuming your mailing address is correct within the MySetting page.

HanNeng said...

I hope, with new payment mode using PayPal, the minimum payout should be lower if we opted for PayPal.

This is because PayPal charges is much lower than bank checks

LonelyReds said...

Ya plz add Moneybookers or anythin except Paypal cuz its not international one. plzzzzzzzzzzzz add Moneybookers.