In April 2005, I hooked up with a company called Start Up Esscentials. They were representing USA Card Services/Global Tech Leasing/Ladco Leasing/Colony 1/Overture, just to name a few. When first approached with this so called work at home (website) opportunity, I was told that only 10% of the people interviewed, would qualify for this opportunity. The woman I spoke to told me that they would be investing $120,000.00 in me, but I had to have good credit. The program would consist of having my own website and that I didn't have to decide on what I would be selling on the website until it was designed.
I would get free advertising, gateway, domain name, top ranking on search engines, 8 weeks of training, a coach etc. Sounded good to me, but she neglected to tell me that I didn't need to have a credit card machine to have a website. It was late at night and she was speaking fast and asked me if I had a fax machine. She faxed me the contract and told me to initial about 10 lines and sign the four page contract and that she would go over it with me after I faxed it back to her. She promised that I would make a few thousand a month with the site and asked me if if I could afford $140.00 a month as an investment, (which I later found out was the credit card machine charges). I was concerned about making the money she spoke about. Her response was, if you don't make money, we don't make money. She said don't forget, we are investing in you, so you can't go wrong.
It took me three months to design and redesign the website. It was very hard work and I had decided to design my own products which I have invested over $4,000.00 in to date. After a frustrating 3 months with designing the website, my friends found it hard to navigate, confusings and frustrating. Well to make a long story short, after a year I never got any sales, even after spending quite a bit of money on pay per click advertising. I truly believe that USA Card Services, along with the leasing companies, as well as Colony 1 and Overture (the company I was advertising with) are all sharing in the profits of my monthly lease payments.
I find it quite unusual that when I checked my stats, which were over 4,000-5,000 clicks were not generating any sales. Where was all that traffic being directed to. Well after a year of going through thousands of dollars in investments and a stupid 48 month lease with LADCO, I GIVE UP. You crooks are not getting another cent from me. I hope that other people don't get hooked up with your companies after reading about how you're out to destroy their credit with your uncancellable 48 mo. leases. I can't believe that you can live with yourselves. Enjoy all the money you're scamming people out of, but remember one thing, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, you'll get yours, but one thing is for sure you're not getting another bloody red nickle out of me.