I was brought on by USA Security to handle the marketing. The company has free security systems to install, at a 34.95 monitoring fee with vector. Generally they go door to door, or to neighborhoods where break ins occur. He wanted me to do business to business marketing, design a new website, lead generation and door to door.
The first thing I noticed is that I wasn't getting paid what we agreed, and I had just quit my former job, so I went with it. I was paid hourly, I have my first weeks check to prove it.
So the first thing I did was design a new site, because the one that is up looks so bad, none of the other business' wanted to refer any clients to us. I spent at least 4 hours a night of my own time designing the site, 4 hours of paid time, and 4 hours going door to door. I was bit by a dog my first time, threatened to have the police called on me (I didn't have a license to solicit)
So finally, a week later I have the site finished. I wanted to have it published so the leads start pouring in, and the other business' would get on ball with the referral system. So I go to his house Thursday, to show him the site. He looks at it, looks at the accurate crime database's I put together, and starts printing off pages frantically, because all of these break ins are leads. He loved the site. He said it needed some wording work, then I asked if I could publish it, then edit it live. He said ok.
I published it, notified the perspective web affiliates, and submitted it to the search engines. In 18 hours, I generated 3 leads, 56 hits. He calls me the next morning, saying that I'm not pulling my own weight, and we need to discuss my hourly wage. I told him I published it, he said thats fine.
So he calls me at four that evening, yelling saying that I wasn't told I could put the site up, his assistant didn't like it (she designed the crap site thats up there now) and that I needed to go home right now, and put his site back up. So I did. Then I didn't hear from him.
Finally, I get ahold of him the next week, and inquire as to when I was going to be paid for the previous weeks work. He said I wasn't getting any more money from him, that he didn't get what he paid for. But I was an hourly employee. I've tried to contact him to see if I could get his refusal to pay me in writing, however I haven't heard back. So, I'm posting this as a notification to the public. Don't work for Security Companies.