Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I haven't been able to update this site as much as I wanted to. Probably because I went to Manila the past three weeks and I had to give more time to my full-time job rather than this blogging business. Anyway, I'm back! Though there are a lot of things I need to to so I can update this site.

But good news! I was able to earn $420 dollars in a span of 3 weeks! Yes! I was given a link my a company which required bloggers to have their own domain names and then link the keyword that the advertisers have and publish them.

There were 42 entries at that time with $5 dollars per entry. Again, the main requirement was for you to have a domain and not a free registered blog (e.g. blogspot, wordpress etc.) and since I have 2 personal weblogs, I hurriedly kept posting and posting till I my hands swell.

When I got to the middle of the process, I realized I didn't have much time. That's when I also realized that the requirement wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. They even allowed me to backtrack my tasks (or changing the date to a later time). That's when I realized that I was wasting my time trying to compose as many entries as possible. Because what happened was that I just used my old blog entries and then integrated the keywords directly into those posts! Which wasn't at all hard to do!

I'm so glad that I got to earn as much as that in how many weeks! But you might wonder where's the money now? They're almost all gone cause a lot had been allocated to house expenses and such. Oh well, easy come, easy go. But it was really that easy! hehe.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I'm currently in a different location right now because of a business trip that I've committed to in order to help out a new business in our account. It's a great feeling knowing that I'm able to be part of something that will eventually and of course, hopefully grow in terms of size and expansion. I am able to educate different associates about the learning experience that I have because of handling the same job for almost a year now. This is a great deal for me since this is due to the exposure I will get once we are successful in this temporary ordeal.

Now, because we conduct classes to newly-hired people, it is definitely a must that we keep the conversation when we discuss different topics lively. I don't want to end up half-baked because this is where our records rely as well; that is the success of this account. Sometimes when we present a particular topic to class, I want to make sure that they are able to absorb them directly. I wish I could create some trade show displays or have a truss and some banner stands to create a better learning experience for them that's also entertaining when we conduct the exhibit.

This will make facilitating the group more enjoyable because of how we are able to present it. I'm definitely looking for a way to make sure everything is alright.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

back to a Personal account!

Paypal has now downgraded my account to a Personal one. The response was prompt, I received their email, two business days after I requested them to change it.

It was of perfect timing because the major difference between a Personal and a Premier account that affects me directly would be the money that one would receive. If somebody sends you money, there would be no deductions if you have a Personal account. Whereas if you have a Premier account, PayPal will deduct a certain percentage for every amount that's sent to you.
And right after that downgrade, I was able to receive some money from an advertiser without the deductions. I can only imagine how many percent of 320 bucks would be taken away from me if ever that was a premier account.

Paypal has been a very good service provider to me!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Paypal issues

So many issues have been going on with my Paypal account. Grrrr... And I'm also pretty busy with my full time job that I can't seem to update this site. But somehow, I'm glad that these issues are popping up, they help me have a topic to write about in this blog. I just don't like it that everything is coming to my direction in bulk.

I suddenly pressed the Upgrade Button and now I changed my paypal account to a Premier one. Supposedly, it should have been alright. But when I checked my account twice, it showed that for every transaction I receive for being paid, they will take a certain amount from me.

I have to read through the guidelines and rules again the difference between a premier and a personal account. Since I don't use this account for business

I wish they have a toll free number to call so I can just contact them through skype or something. But it seems that I just have to email them regarding my concern to downgrade my premier to a personal account.

Upon checking out some forums online, here's a tip one can make in order to request the paypal people to downgrade your account.

1. Log in to your account.
2. Click the Help link.

3. Click the Contact Us link.

4. Under Help by Email click the Contact Customer Service link.
5. Select My
Account Profile topic.
6. Select Downgrade
Account in the subtopic box.
7. Enter your request for an account-type change.
8. Click Continue.

We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Unionbank answered me!

Unionbank EON update. Unionbank answered me!

I went to a Unionbank branch and talked with one of their reps and explained the problem regarding the website and their security question.

Unionbank's EON TXN password was getting on my nerves on that day so what I did is confront the rep and discussed all that happened. I told them that I already called the customer service hotline but I still had the same problem. Although they did give me some steps on how to update it, it never really addressed the concern.

Since the branch or any local branch couldn't help me because all Internet-banking related issues can only be handled over the phone thru their call center, they let me talk to another agent and I had to reiterate everything that I had ever done.

I talked to another person and that agent assured me that he was going to reset my password so I could log in and I wouldn't have any problems anymore. I told him again that I already called but he said he's really going to fix it.

I felt hopeless but I had nothing else to do but wait.

Fortunately, when I logged in to my account, I was able to get into it! I'm just glad that I got everything all sorted out.

Case closed, I hope.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Paypal account limited status

My account has been reduced to a LIMITED status.

Because of the previous issue I had with somebody hacking my paypal account, I've been undergoing a lot of changes to help boost the security. Ever since my paypal account got hacked, I received a number of precautionary measures to help keep my account more secure. One of which is to change my password to a stronger one. I was able to set-up two security questions as well.

The only thing I need to ensure now is to upload a file that has my proof of billing address. I'm planning to scan my credit card statement and upload it in their server which will serve as my proof of billing. I just hope they accept it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Paypal responded to my dispute!

Paypal responded to my dispute!

I logged on to my personal email account and was glad to see a reply from Paypal. Last week, I sent a dispute request for an unauthorized claim that I sent money to a certain person when I didn't.

I received a reply from PayPal. Here's the response that I got from them.

Dear Edcel ****,

PayPal is processing your unauthorized activity claim regarding the following transaction(s):

Details of Disputed Transaction

Seller's Name: ****************
Seller's Email: ************
Seller's Transaction ID: ********

Transaction Date: Sep 29, 2008
Transaction Amount: -$76.00 USD
Your Transaction ID: ***********
Case Number: ************

Buyer's Transaction ID: ***************

While we investigate this claim, funds equal to the disputed amount have been returned to your PayPal account. Once our investigation is complete, any portion of this transaction that now forms part of your balance and that was originally funded by your debit card, credit card or bank account may be automatically transferred from your PayPal account to that card or bank account. Please note that it might take up to 30 days for the refund to be credited to your card depending on the relevant card issuer.

For additional information or to track the status of your claim, log in to your PayPal account at and go to the Resolution Center.


Upon checking twice, I found out that I got my 76 bucks back! I'm relieved that after about a week's time, I got the 76 dollars that was sent to a certain email.
However, as they say, this is somewhat temporary only as they're still investigating the claim regarding the money that was sent. Hopefully everything will be okay.

But I know that I have a lot of issues surrounding this account. Will be updating you on what happened.