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Persona Paper Absolutely Pays in Timely Fashion

Addressing Concerns

There seems to have been more concerns or questions waged recently about earning coins and whether or not people get paid. I read recently that there were people who "have never known anyone who has been paid here."

If that is the case, then might I suggest that those who are concerned go back through my archives and read from July to current in the Persona Paper category. I break down all goals, frustrations and celebrations. It might assuage any concerns.

The First Time Around

I set my goal to reach the 20-dollar mark (13334 coins) by my 60th birthday of August 10th. When it was apparent that I would do that, I decided to reach for the 15K coin goal by my birthday. No matter the results, I would cash out on my day. It was a symbolic gesture for me and no one else, though I had many supporters.

I became eligible to redeem the first time on July 25th. I broke that day down in increments to share with others how many coins were reached in random hours as I got close to my goal. Many wonder what earnings are like and what time of day is better for them to earn. ( Click here for that article.)

In an article I called Analysis and Why It Is Important to Me , I broke down my thought process. In Finishing My 15K, I shared the victory of reaching that goal midday on August 8th.

I cashed out on my August 10th birthday and was paid on August 15th. More can be learned at Persona Paper Payment Practically and Perfectly Painless and Prompt .

Next Goals Were Set

If you care to continue reading through more articles showing how ANYONE can set goals and reach them in a shorter amount of time here at Persona Paper or anywhere, then you can do so at your leisure. ( This link may make that easier for those who care to see a list of all 800+ articles.)

We all have busy lives with many obligations. Therefore, we all must decide what is important to us, and then work toward what we want to do, taking control and responsibility on how we choose to manage it. Those decisions must come from within. It is not a competition.

My initial goal was to reach my second payout by December 20th and to cash out at whatever coins were in my bank on December 31st. (See Setting My Goal for the Next $20 .)

November Goals

It became clear that goals would be met sooner than later, but it did not just land in the backyard. It took consistent work. At no time did I feel it was effort spent in vain, nor would I jump onto the fear bandwagon as other sites disappeared.

Goals are simply goals. They are my goals, no one else's. And as MegL said in her recent article, Cashed Out, " win some, you lose some." (Is it any wonder than she is one of my favorite people?)

My Second Redemption

On November 7th, I reached the $20 payout mark, 15 weeks after meeting my first $20 payout goal. I set my stretch goal of 15K coins before Thanksgiving.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. PST on November 24th, two full days and several more hours before the anticipation of sitting down to consume the Thanksgiving turkey, I reached the 15K level, and clicked to submit for payment. It took 15 weeks and 3 1/2 days to reach from one 15K to the next.

At 6:40 a.m PST, less than six hours later , I received notification that $20 had been paid to my PayPal account.

Nowhere that I have written has anyone given me the freedom and the service that I receive here at Persona Paper. There have certainly been some glitches, but I have not noticed them recently. I appreciate the opportunity to write with few rules, and get paid within a week when I redeem without having to track people down, as has been the case both times I have submitted for payment.

Keep Moving Forward

Perhaps some will now let go of the worries that can so insidiously take over one's thoughts.

Worry is when we allow fear to tell us lies. Allowing others to be our pied pipers of fear, so we can follow them through the muck and mire does no one any good.

Yes, things may change, and we may have to adapt to those changes. That is what LIFE gives us. But as long as we have life, we get to choose our paths. We MUST look and move forward and get rid of the "what ifs" that burrow into our brains.

The Next Payout

Looking forward into 2016, my next step is to keep writing. I do not have any definitive goals set here for Persona Paper. I have begun mapping out what will be in store for the new year in other ways. How it will all mesh together is not yet decided.

What I do know is this: I choose not to dwell on "what was," "what could have been," or "if only." I hope others will join me in the remainder of this year and into our next with "What can I do today to make a difference in (my life, my community, others' lives)?"

As far as my third or next payout...I am loosely setting a goal for Easter, by the end of March.

It is as good a goal as any other.

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© 2015 Coral Levang

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agvulpes wrote on November 25, 2015, 6:07 PM

Wow hearty Congratulations on setting and achieving your goals :) It's very reassuring to know that PP is paying out so quickly!

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 25, 2015, 8:13 PM

Congratulations again. And I think some people just like to try to stir up trouble where ever they are. I have seen those post also one time right after I had posted that I had received my payment.

luisga814 wrote on November 25, 2015, 8:29 PM

Wow great you are waiting for your third. Good for you. I want to be like you too. Congratulations for a job well done. Keep inspiring us.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 8:43 PM

wolfgirl569 Thank you. It drives me crazy when the negativity starts. I can be an instigator right along with the rest of them. I think that one has to watch, listen, and learn. It's all about intent. I want this to be a great site, and I think it can be, as long as we hold one another to a standard that is uplifting, not trying to destroy that which is good.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 8:45 PM

Why, thank you, Agvulpes ! Persona Paper is and always has been run by people ( elitecodex and MaeLou ) who are honest, transparent, and want this site to be different than the rest.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 9:00 PM

luisga814 Thank you for your kind words. Anyone can do this. And I will do what I can to keep encouraging others.

However, I need to ask you to help me. Be diligent about keeping yourself and others looking ahead, and staying positive, even when adversity challenges. Never allow the negativity of others grab ahold of you to drag you down. Stay strong.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 25, 2015, 10:02 PM

I"m glad you "spoke" up and set the record straight on this. If there are any difficulties lately with reaching cash out it is from the drop in participation of some. I am still working my way towards my first redemption and went over the 90% mark in the last couple of days. I am still hopeful to be able to cash out before the end of the year.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 10:14 PM

Thank you, DWDavisRSL . I would add that it is not only the drop in participation, but also in the insistence of "talking smack," under the guise of free speech, and (what seems to me to be) a desire to have others follow elsewhere, to manipulate earnings. But that's nothing I can say definitively. I simply watch behaviors. To be honest, I like that there seems to be a bit more positive tone around here lately, and I have to thank you and many others who are with me in making this a place of encouragement. Congratulations on the 90 percentile! You are very close!! I think these next 5 weeks are quite doable.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 25, 2015, 11:04 PM

I think so too and I love that they dont take just anyone. I have not seen too much negative lately and that makes me very happy

Paulie wrote on November 26, 2015, 3:40 AM

Well you certainly have given me some great news! I think it is amazing that you were paid your cash out funds in less than 6 hours after you redeemed! Keep up the good work!

luisga814 wrote on November 26, 2015, 4:31 AM

I agree with you. I will do my best to stay a positive goal in order to get more inspiration. Thanks for your wonderful response. I value it. You are the best.

CoralLevang wrote on November 26, 2015, 5:28 AM

6 Hours or 5 days....even 2 weeks, and I am elated.

Rufuszen wrote on November 26, 2015, 6:17 AM

Don't think I have to worry about payouts for a little while! emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on November 26, 2015, 7:16 AM

Might come sooner than you think. emoticon :smile:

BarbRad wrote on November 26, 2015, 4:10 PM

I'm glad you have spoken out on this. I think it's a good idea to cash out in December this year. Sometimes coin values change at the beginning of a new year. I was lucky I waited to cash out until January of this year, because coin value went up. I'm pretty sure that won't happen this year. It could even go down. I'll try to work a bit harder here this month.

markgraham wrote on November 26, 2015, 6:41 PM

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I always learn things from your posts one way or another.

CoralLevang wrote on November 27, 2015, 2:34 PM

Thanks!! Hope to see you back soon!

CoralLevang wrote on November 27, 2015, 2:35 PM

Thanks, Barb! Hope you had a great day yesterday.

CoralLevang wrote on November 27, 2015, 2:35 PM

Thanks, Mark. It was quiet.

MegL wrote on November 27, 2015, 5:47 PM

You are an inspiration to all of us that if we keep writing and commenting, that we WILL make payout!

CoralLevang wrote on November 27, 2015, 5:57 PM

The same can be said about you, MegL . You are my inspiration. emoticon :smile:

RuthCox wrote on November 27, 2015, 9:52 PM

It is good to know I've no reason for concern about payment from Persona Paper. My only concern need be to interact with other readers and writers here and my reward will come.

MegL wrote on November 28, 2015, 3:12 AM

Yes. The bigger the audience you build, the better. feisty56 posts links to articles on FaceBook. I see some PP articles that way that I might otherwise have missed. Sharing is GOOD.

RuthCox wrote on November 28, 2015, 9:54 AM

I post just about everything I publish and much of what I read on several social sites (Facebook, Tsu, Pinterest, to name a few.)