I thought I’d share a few emails I received and sent to Today.com after they closed my account. The emails are pretty much self explanatory:
My email to Today:
Since you have disabled my account, kindly remove all of my content from
your site or continue paying me the latest going rate.
You were paid for all your content posted through February on March
10th ($51.86). Your current balance is $0.37. A $50 minimum must be
accrued for payment to be sent. We can reactivate your account or you
can forfeit your earnings to date of $0.37.
The blog URL will remain active and Today.com reserves the right to
reassign the site at a later date or reactivate the site if you decide
If you would like to continue blogging with Today.com, we have
additional programs available to earn money in addition to PPM and the
monthly Today.com bonuses.
A number of our bloggers are quite successful earning money through
our Advertising Revshare Program, Affiliate Referral Program and
Product Affiliate Program.
My Response to their Response:
When you say ‘reassign’ the site, are talking about reassigning the domain
name or the domain name and the content I wrote?
Their response to my response to their response:
Today.com could reassign the domain and the content which was obtained
via the work for hire agreement you agreed to.
There it is in a nutshell.
Fortunately, I didn’t write very much for Today.com so if they decide to reassign the domain and the content, they get to use approximately 30 posts, of which several have my affiliate links (I didn’t’ get paid for those posts). However, before you decide to write for Today.com, be sure to read the fine print (which in all honesty, I didn’t).