Aint Karma a Bitch? ~ Make Money Fast - The Million Dollar Experiment Down Under

Friday, July 09, 2010

Aint Karma a Bitch?


You know... its never easy doing paid work for someone, especially when its create a website or something along those lines. A couple of years ago I did some work for a friend of my then father in law's, he wanted a site set up and so on.

Now.. its important to point this out.. I told him I wasn't a web designer, and he seemed to understand that at the time, so we talked about setting up a blog, something he could ideally maintain himself.

Roll forward a few months, he had obviously decided I was a web designer ( which I am not ) and kept asking for this and that, and liasing with his graphics guy to set up what he had in his mind as the perfect site for his business.

Anyway meanwhile... my marriage broke up - so I was trying to get back on my feet, find a place to live and so on, and he started getting all Pissy and started saying how I wasn't delivering what he wanted ( hey remember.... was only trying to help him out I AM NOT A WEB DESIGNER ).

To cut a long story short, he got even more pissy, asked for me to handover the site details to another party and asked me to send him a final bill which he would then pay.

Well roll forward time he never paid. However get this the main guy ( a celebrity ) he had fronting his product and book etc, is all over the news for molesting teenage girls and another thing... he now has this website up and running and promotions going through a chain of stores in NZ, but he doesn't seem to realize the website URL is still registered under my account. If I was a prick I could just shut it down right now.

I guess the whole point of this post is, you don't have to lower yourself to anyones level but try to keep something back if you ever do work for anyone like that. I may or maynot send him a reminder invoice, haven't made up my mind yet but thought of the word KARMA when I read the news recently and saw the main face of this guys product with mud all over it.

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2 comments:

Scawtobot said...

I like your blogs mate. I some how feel you should kinda pull the plug on the site... just for a couple of days just to make them sweat a bit. haha
I was curious would i be able to exchange links with you?

Scawtobot.blogspot.com

thanks mate, and keep going strong!

Ray said...

Tell him to pay up by the end of the week or you'll close down the website.

I had somebody owe me a few thousand some years back and they were refusing to pay - for no good reason since the website was up and running and earning him money.

He kept complaining that the website performance was poor even after it was proved to him that the poor performance was due to his ISP (luckily I didn't recommend this ISP - he went for the cheap option) - I loaded his website onto another ISP and showed him with 2 PCs doing the same things (one on his ISP and the other on my ISP).

After a month of stalemate (he refused to move ISP because "it was such a good deal" - duh!!) he got told that the website would be pulled if he didn't pay by the end of the week. 2 days later the money arrived and I never heard from him again.

Luckily for me he didn't know enough to change the password at his ISP to stop me from accessing it.

:-)