Erik Bledsoe of SurfYourName.com, this is a review of how you’ve been running your business. Not sure if this is even libel or not, but it’s the truth. I mean, what do you call it when you’re asked to work on something by someone and after you’ve done it, they don’t pay you?
Since getting out from the Navy, I’ve been doing quite a bit of freelancing both for income and for fun. On December 7th, I started talking to a guy named Erik Bledsoe of SurfYourName or SurfYourName.com. He seemed to be a pretty decent guy. He basically has a lot of clients to work with and I’d just be on the sidelines to take over some busy work. You know, a simple 5-7 pages that I can do in about an hour to 4 hours and be paid $75-$150.
After a week of discussion, he then had a site for me to work on, Jim Damron‘s “JD Production” or JimDamron.net . It didn’t take long to get it up and running, but he kept saying that the coding was too much and it needed to be more simple. Holy smokes, I didn’t realize simple HTML + CSS was too much!
Here’s the template I provided (navigation was not put in since I was still waiting for him to be satisfied with the design): http://www.kevinlam.name/designs/jimdamron/
Everyone knows, the most time spent in designing a website is the designing process and piecing the initial page. After that, completing the site is a matter of copy and paste process. Several weeks went by after he said he’s waiting for an approval from the client, he then asks me to change out some pictures in the header. Did that in a couple minutes. 2 weeks LATER he asked how much I was owed. I told him $75 and if anything, $50 since I didn’t finish the site.
That was January 12th. So something I did a month ago, gets jacked by their web designer who then slapped on their name and didn’t pay up. I don’t know what you call it, but Erik Bledsoe of Surf Your Name or SurfYourName.com is not running a very good business. I don’t even care about the money. It’s all about the principle.
Erik Bledsoe of Surf Your Name or SurfYourName.com, if you’re reading this – this is my review and I don’t want your money. I just don’t want you to keep doing this to people and wasting everyone’s time. And Jim Damron, if you’re reading this… you paid WAY too much for such a simple site.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. Yes, I’m heated. I hate people like that. I have one more to talk about, but that one will definitely lead to a trial so I’ll have to keep it to myself. I already reported them to the FTC and BBB though.