Yes, it did! And this didn’t require any type of meditation or any other crazy stuff you might hear from advocates of what they call Law of Attraction.
In fact, I was feeling quite negative yesterday as I was obsessing about two checks from Hostgator that were apparently lost in mail. I was sending them angry emails, making a lot of noise in forums and was threatening to pack my stuff and leave to another host. As you’ll see, it got resolved later. Poor guys have really no idea why my checks are getting lost. Yesterday was a big payday!
Few months ago I wrote about my experience with BlogAds.com here. It was very positive and I can attest that it only got better. I still work with them and think it’s going to be a long relationship.
BlogAds says the minimum payout for checks and bank transfers is $750 (for PayPal it’s only $75), however my yesterday’s check was for about $200 – that’s why it came as a surprise. It was hand-written by a real human – something I came to appreciate in this digital world!
Upon closer investigation I discovered that BlogAds still has minimum threshold of $750 for checks and bank transfers – nothing changed here. However, they pay out all earnings regardless of amount once a year on February 15! How weird is that? That’s exactly what happened.
As for Hostgator’s issue, it got resolved within a few hours. They had to cancel two lost checks and pay me via PayPal. Technically I can’t use PayPal in this country, but the problem with Hostgator’s checks forced me to think a little harder. Finally, I came up with solution to have an agreement with another person (my husband that is ;-)) who has a bank account in another country. Hostgator was able to send the payment there. I am all happy now!
This new arrangement with PayPal is somewhat inconvenient, because I will be losing money on currency exchange rates and won’t be able to cash it out immediately. On the positive side though, the limitation of PayPal (or lack of thereof) isn’t there anymore and now I can work with many other companies who have only PayPal as a payment option. I can also buy stuff I never could buy before, because some vendors simply assume that everyone has PayPal.
In addition, there was Adsense money yesterday. It was kind of hard to find MTCN for Western Union after they upgraded my account to a new payment system. Hopefully, I will get used to new layout.
This fairy tale continued into today, when local customer who always pays his hosting fees at least six months later called me to say they want to get it covered until 2014.
There are pretty amazing days in life.