Reelkandi.tv’s CEO Andrew “Andi” Super is a Magician and I believe through this editorial you, the reader, know to beware of falling for his tricks. You know who and what he is. I did not and I was deftly hoodwinked because of it. You won’t be because of my experiences and because of this editorial.
Last time, I mentioned how I had learned things through my experiences with The Magician and Reelkandi.tv. In this final section of the editorial, you will learn of those lessons and the modus operandi they have generated.
When dealing with an advertiser you have never dealt with previously:
1. Never take the advertiser at his or her word. Money corrupts and people have a tendency to be niggardly when it comes to relinquishing it. Be safe. Get the business contract in writing, signed by both parties (fax it to each other), have it notarized, and filed with an attorney.
2. Do not give trust away. Do no trust someone that has not earned that type of respect from you.
What you should learn from FilmBook’s experience with Reelkandi:
1. Avoid the tricks I endured at the hands of Reelkandi.tv’s CEO by avoiding Reelkandi all together. They will tell you that they will pay you at the end of a agreed upon time period. Do not believe it. They will try to change the terms of the business deal once it is time from them to pay. Remember: The Magician runs Reelkandi. The way its employees conduct themselves in a business deals is dictated by him. Even if you do not directly deal with CEO Andrew Super, do you really want to go into business with an Andi clone?
2. Get paid from advertisers before hosting a product for an allotted time period.
3. If the advertiser wants to see the ad live before sending payment, get the HTML embed code, email the advertiser so they can see the ad live on your website, then ask for payment. If they do not send payment within one day, delete their embed from your website until they do. The advertiser wanting to see the ad live on your website is a reasonable request (if they make that request). It gives both parties the opportunity to see that the ad is displaying and working properly. If a potential advertiser requests to pay after a certain time period has past, beware, unless they are an organization like Google (AdSense).
4. Getting the business deal in writing is pointless if you do not have the resources (capital and a attorney) to sue for non-payment. Get paid first. The advertiser needs you more than you need them.
5. Research who you are doing business with. If I had, I would have found the Reeelkandi.tv Bad Business Practice Complaints levied against the company and I could have made a more informed business decision. I certainly would have remained steadfast with payment upfront or I would have walked away from the deal all together.
Ramifications of FilmBook’s business deal with Reelkandi.tv:
1. I re-wrote our Advertise page and will complete the re-write in a few days.
2. I instituted strict guidelines on the purchasing of ads on our website. I recently turned away a potential advertiser that wanted to haggle over an ad price where it clearly says on our Advertise page “no haggling”.
3. When a person emails us and asks what our ad prices are, instead of quoting them the prices and getting into an email back and forth, I refer them to our Advertise page. That is what it is there for, to avoid such email conversations.
4. The new version of the Advertise page will utilize an ad purchasing plugin that eliminates the need to email us about a potential ad all together. Its automates the purchasing process. It will also make the page look more professional.
5. Because of Andi Super, FilmBook is now weary of picking up new advertising clients.
6. Because of Andrew Super, FilmBook is far less trusting.
7. Because of Reelkandi.tv’s CEO, FilmBook will go into any future ad deals with its cynical eyes wide open.
8. For 37 days of advertising Reelkandi.tv’s video player ad on our website, FilmBook received nothing.
I hope you enjoyed reading this editorial on Reelkandi’s adroit magician. I had fun writing it though I can not say it was enjoyable recalling the editorial’s precipitating event. This was a learning experience and it is an experience that we can all share (Tweet it, Facebook it, Pin it, et cetera) and learn from.
Previous segments of: Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks:
Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt1 – Introduction
Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt2 – The Pledge
Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt3 – The Turn
Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt4 – The Prestige
Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt5 – The Trick’s Legacy