First off I want to state that I am incredibly sorry for the confusion that my job offer has caused. Many people were upset and started calling me a scammer when that is not the truth at all.
I had a real job opportunity available that paid real money for real work. The idea behind the job was to have people create links and traffic for my various products.
This is very common for Internet businesses to hire virtual assistants to drive traffic. I have no desire to harvest email addresses. It’s simply the way I stay in contact with people and track their work.
The sad thing is that none of this negativity would have happened if I had just stated that the job pays per task instead of per hour. I was trying to explain the pay in a way easy for people to understand but I should have just said, “This task pays X dollars and will take you approx. X hours to complete but will vary based on response rates.”
This is my fault and I am not going to sugarcoat it. I messed up. I was trying to do a decent thing and just worded it all wrong.
I have dozens of tasks that I have people that work for me to perform. The only one that has caused all the issues is the Craigslist job posting task. You don’t see any other threads from people that got past that task and complaining about the tasks after that.
That is also my fault and I accept responsibility. I have removed that task completely from my system and I am now only hiring people through more traditional means.
I have taken down my hiring site, removed the job description video from my blog, and emailed all the people I could and told them to stop placing ads.
I am now in the process of attempting to verify all the people that did work for me and didn’t get paid because of the response rates message.
I have created a special email address for people to contact me to get paid. Please email matttrainerpayme AT gmail DOT com.
I know all the contact info of every person that applied to work for me and I know who entered email addresses as part of the hiring task. If you haven’t heard from me already, please email the above address and I will get you paid.
As far as my hiring system goes, I have taken it down completely and am revamping it so problems like this won’t happen again. I will have legitimate jobs available but I want to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
As part of that commitment, I am not including a hiring task in the job ever again. I will hire on my own and not ask people that work for me to do it.
I will have a new video up soon on my blog detailing (in the way I should have originally) the jobs I will have available. The jobs will pay by task and by quality of work and not by the hour.
Think and say of me what you want. I did try to do a good thing and provide some jobs. I just mucked up the explanation for the job which setup expectations that were not fulfilled for several people.
I’m sure that no matter what I do, some of you won’t believe that I am sorry and that I am trying to make amends. All I can say is that this is very far from the truth.
I am trying to fix this if you will allow me to. Please forgive me for the pain and frustration I have caused.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. Most people were paid and have legitimately tried to defend me. Thanks to all of you that tried to defend me and were spit upon for doing so. Please accept my apologies.