(Be Passion Now magazine) dupes writers in Helium’s Marketplace

  • masquerades as Be Passion Magazine in‘s Marketplace, cheating writers out of rightfully earned compensation and publication.

In early March, 2008 “Be Passion” magazine posted requests in’s Marketplacefor articles with titles such as ‘Best ways to reduce stress’, ‘Reflections on real life heroes’, ‘How to get the most energy from common foods’,  ‘How to find your true passion’, and ten others.  The offer price was as much as $120 for selected articles.  After weeks of nagging by Helium, Be Passion finally made their selections on April 8, 2008.

Today though, it is known that Be Passion has renigged on its promise to pay.  Furthermore, Be Passion has been revealed to be a pseudonym for promotes itself as a place “where ideas meet the marketplace”, but sources say that is in fact a scam operation that lures writers and other entrepreneurial and creative sorts to pay for promotion by Peopleaware, with promises of networking opportunities, and lofty ideas of changing the world through innovations born in the humble minds of ordinary people.

What’s motivation for launching this deceitful compaing  could possibly be, remains to be discovered.  Plagiarism?  We’ll try to find out.

  • What we know about so far:

Peopleaware applicants are asked for personal information including real name, phone number and zip code, as well as a description of the type of work (article, book, invention) the applicant wants to promote.  An opportunity to upload a file containing the applicants work is conveniently offered on the application page (If you try it, don’t be so foolish as to actually give them anything).

The applicant then receives a confirmation email which displays all the application information. tells the applicant to “Have a beautiful day!” and wait for further response.

More to follow, when a response from is received by this writer.

Have a beautiful day!

Edit June 2, 2008:  Please note, all writers who sell work in Helium’s Marketplace, including myself,  agree to keep the identity of each publisher confidential.  Also note that the identity of Peopleaware was made public by Helium (on Helium’s the discussion boards) prior to the posting of Peopleaware’s identity here.   No publisher information, that has not already been made public by Helium, will be found on this blog.


5 responses to “ (Be Passion Now magazine) dupes writers in Helium’s Marketplace

  1. Read here how deliberately cheats writers in’s Marketplace!

    Could be purposely trying to undermine Marketpace’s success?

  2. The owner of People Aware (“Be Passion”), Living Theories Publications, Live Ad Inc, Conscious Choice Coalition, Aesthetic Science, Living Spirit, Living Spirit Channel is a woman named Chenoa Marie Smith. DOB: 07/16/1975. You can learn a lot about her if you Google her. Beware of all things related to her!! She is only out for personal gain and has no problem stepping on anyone and everyone to accomplish that goal. There are MANY partners, employees, customers, clients, and vendors that have not received earned or deserved funds from Ms. Smith in her twisted professional and personal world. She is an EXPERT at deceptive speaking. If you have a disagreement with her, she will manipulate the conversation and successfully convince you that you were either not thinking clearly or that she truly listened to and shared your concerns and had already begun the solution process.

  3. I found this website, so readers may want to visit ths site.

    My company got involved with Chenoa Smith. I got wind of her past and confronted her with questions that she did not answer to my satisfaction. It seems she was tying to hustle us as well.

    This woman is preying on the sprititual holistic community. Be aware of Chenoa Smith

  4. Please go to and tell your story! This company is STILL ripping off people for time and services – we need more stories than just mine….

  5. She has ripped off quite a few people. See my story at – post your story!

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