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What happened to giga circle.com pay site?

Hopefully, the term giga circle is not new to most of the internet users in the blogging and micro-blogging world where the users or content creators earn a share of the revenues that the content they submit to paysites.

Just like blogjob, bubblews and other revenue-sharing sites the freelance workers earn income from; giga circle was one of the examples, accepting only original content.

I was introduced to giga circle while working on bubblews through a post by one of my friends who wished to share his experience about earning on other sites that he had membership with, besides bubblews.

As curious as any other freelance writer is when he discovers another online earning opportunity, I was eager to test the new site and see if it could be worth my time. As usual, I read the terms of use on the site and the FAQs as well as how the site worked.

After signing up and exploring the site for some time, I decided to submit my first post. The submission was successful and thus I had to share the post to several social sites so that my social friends would visit the link to the post, and boost the earnings.

Though I had already accumulated some earnings to the bank balance on the site, besides the sign up bonus, it looked like it could take long with hard work to reach the first payout, and so, I did not find giga circle worth my online working time.

Recently, I was trying to log in to the site just to see how everything was, and see if the site had improved to be worth the second try, but to my surprise, all that the browser could get in the search results was ‘giga circle’ with everything written in Chinese, even the images available were Chinese.

When I tried to refresh the search using different key words like content-sharing site but only to come up with similar results, I decided to conclude that the site might have been sold to a Chinese owner and can now be used by the Chinese or people who understand Chinese.

To my experience in working online, this is another revenue-sharing site which has just transformed into a different site besides the bindspace.com, teckler.com and mylot.com.

I had a hard time withdrawing my cash before realizing that PayPal had increased the fees

When I received my latest e-check payment from bubblews in my PayPal account, amounting to $50.49 dollars as an e-check in progress, I did not bother to take a look at its status in the PayPal account. As usual I waited for the e-mail notification for when the e-check cleared.

When I received the e-check clearance e-mail from PayPal, I went straight to Equity bank website to try to withdraw all the earnings that were in my PayPal balance, but I was very disappointed when I attempted to withdraw for several times without success, each of the times, I was notified that I had to add another credit card in order to withdraw the stated amount.

It took me a sweaty moment to realize that I was requesting the withdrawal of the amount that was more than all I had in my PayPal account balance, but determined to do so thinking that I was encountering a glitch.

Then the idea struck me, I signed in to my PayPal account in order to confirm the actual balance that was in the account only to get surprise waiting for me. The balance in the account was $49.49 dollars, though it answered the question that was eating into my brain, it also disappointed me for the unexpected increase in PayPal feel.

Before, my online earnings attracted very small fees, mostly some cents that I even never bothered to know how much I was charged to receive the payments. If the larger portion was getting charged to the sender’s account, I did not care as long as a received my income.
It felt bad to have a cut of over $1.5 dollars on the hard earned cash from the source which is never reliable.

Since there is no other online banking system to be relied on especially for the online workers Kenya besides PayPal, I will have to face it as anyone else trying to make a living online and make an extra shilling.

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