Thursday, August 27, 2009

Barbara Whitlock Admits...

Check out Barbara Whitlocks comments on Heliumasia dated August 24,2009. Here she admits articles belong to the authors and therefore the copyright to them.

Backup everything you submit and be ready to submit them elsewhere when Helium closes your account.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Has anyone taken legal action against Helium?

I've spent a great deal of time reviewing blogs from disgruntled ex-Heliumites and can find no information on anyone who has challenged Helium legally.

That is exactly my intention. Someone has to stand up to the monster who takes advantage of thousands of innocent victims and gets away with it because no one person will gain enough to offset the legal costs.

I'm working on a number of high profile, low financial risk angles and will keep my readers posted.

For anyone who may be ahead of me, I'd love to hear about your lessons learned.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Is Helium a Scam?

Opinions often change as circumstances do. Just when I was beginning to believe that Helium had cleaned up its act, they let me down.

I’ve been writing and posting a lot of articles there lately, and the monthly payments were rolling in on a regular basis. Perhaps I was making too much money (about $100 over the year since I’ve been a member).

At any rate, I was accused of plagiarism on two recent articles and of course I challenged them on their accusations. I asked them to show me where the allegations came from. Not only did they not respond, but they’ve now shut down my access to their data base and refuse to respond to my e-mails.

This makes me really mad because I was due for another $25 payment for the month. Not only will I not be paid for my new articles, but won’t receive residual payments on the 119 articles currently under their copyright.

I won’t go so far as to say Helium is a scam, but they are operating under extremely unethical business practices. I am deleting all links to articles they will be paid for and now have to start all over again.

Don’t get involved with Helium!

About Me

Bread and pastry baking is an art which requires the freshest ingredients, exact proportions, proper techniques and strict attention to the rules of food chemistry. For example, using pastry flour (low in gluton) to bake bread (which requires high gluton to rise) will result in failure. Dry ingredients should always be weighed, so you'll have to invest in a small (4 lb/1814.4 gram) kitchen scale.