Have you ever had a subscription service that kept charging your credit card even after you tried to get them to stop?
This has happened a couple of times for Erik. The first time was when he and Kevin first merged companies over 2 years ago. There was some overlap in the services that they used and they’d cancel service for the redundancies. One such service was Vonage that Kevin used at his old office. Vonage refused to cancel it and wouldn’t even discuss the account with Erik when he called because the account was under the name of an employee who no longer worked for the company.
After 2-3 months of continuing to get charged, Erik came up with a plan to get a prepaid VISA debit card for about $20. He went into the account and changed the payment method to the prepaid card. And all of a sudden they were out of it.
In a more recent and slightly different circumstance, you have to give Google a credit card if you use Google Maps on your website. He did the same thing with the prepaid account and gave the team $100 on a debit card to figure out an alternative method.
If there’s ever a situation you are trying to get out of, think about going this route; it’s worked several times for Erik and is a great way to stop the bleeding.
Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.
Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is the also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.