Like what I have said before, aside from blogging I really do lots of affiliate marketing. I spend my blog’s earnings to it and at the end of the day I just hoped that my investment makes sense. So I recall last April something I got a check from MoreNiche affiliate program. The check isn’t really big, it only amounted to $129 and I worked for it in 15 day, yeah 15 days only. Actually the product that I have promoted there was something about poker and gambling which really converts well.
So back to the check, I think a check expires in 3 months right? So initially to be able to withdraw checks in Philippines, you have to open a dollar account in a bank. The minimum deposit is $300. For some it’s not a problem, for me it’s a huge problem. Why? Because first, $300 is not a small amount, at least for me. Then all the payments that I’ve got go directly to my paypal account and some by wire transfers. Paypal amounts were converted to peso upon withdrawing while wire transfer also works the same way. So the first solution I have got is selling peso to dollars. That time I was thinking that maybe I shouldn’t because if I do, I can’t spend my money to buy things that I need/want.
Months passed by and the check is now close to getting expired. I’m in the tough situation right now because I don’t have money at this point. Everything was re-invested back and some were spent. I think it’s really my fault; I didn’t see this coming and haven’t realized that I have a check in hand. But wait I still have one solution. Maybe I can ask my mom for a $300 (13,000 in pesos) and just pay her afterwards. After all, I learned another lesson.