About Eric Amptmeyer
I am a freelance internet software developer with over 16 years of experience in web development and database applications. I am originally from the Chicago area. I spent 10 years in West Lafayette, part of the time attending Purdue University. When the internet became popular in the late 1990s, I decided to switch careers from from electronics to programming. I promptly moved out west to San Diego to become part of the dot com bubble. I worked several corporate, unfortunately some of them failed, for a variety of reasons. (poor financial management topping the list) When the dot com bubble finally burst in 2000, I found myself competing for jobs with many other programmers. That is when I started working for myself. I have been a full-time freelance programmer ever since. Unlike some programmers who disappear suddenly, I have more than 10 years of experience as a freelance developer, working directly with clients. Both my email address and website are tied directly to my name. I have nothing to hide. The reason I am still in business after all these years is because my clients can trust that I will always be around to help them. I have other hobbies, but this is my full time job. Contact me today, and "
GET WHAT YOU NEED THIS TIME AROUND!"
How To Avoid Getting Scammed!
There are no guarantees in life, but you can greatly reduce the chance of getting scammed online if you do the following:
- AVOID working with people who don't have a portfolio on a domain they own. For example, something on Yahoo can be setup easily in a short period of time, and possibly link to websites they didn't even work on. Always remember it's easy to fake a portfolio.
- AVOID working with people who only have a generic email address. For example, @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com, @aol.com, etc. There is no way to trace these emails without a court order, so it's easy to get ripped off. You should be concerned if the person doesn't have a domain for themselves to do business. After all, why would anyone build websites for other people if they don't even have one for themselves?
- ALWAYS insists on PayPal for the first transaction, at least. That way, you can see if they are verified. And you can file a dispute with PayPal if you think you got ripped off, and possibly get your money returned.
- ALWAYS insist on talking to the programmer over the phone before sending any payments up front, if you have any suspicions about their credibility. If someone doesn't want to give you their phone number, that should be a red flag.
- ALWAYS verify references and make sure they belong to sites they claim to have worked on. It's easy to fake a resume, so beware of cheaters who lie about their work history.
Again, this won't guarantee anything, but these are excellent tips to follow, whether you use my services or anyone else. If you make good common sense choices, you can easily find a reputable developer to work with remotely.
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