What was the scope of their involvement?
One of my favorite projects was a website that I built to sell an e-Book. I created a custom design and F5 Buddy helped tweak the design to make it look more professional. Then, they took my custom design and put it onto a WordPress framework, which is very difficult, all the while being very affordable as well. This was very impressive.
The e-commerce platform they did was a while ago, and I’m not using the site anymore because the product turned out to not be very long lasting. They built out a shopping cart style WordPress site; I believe it was with Magento. I acquired the traffic and the visitors, and once they made it through my sales funnel, they would add the product to the shopping cart that F5 built. They were able to connect all the merchanting and get everything set up with Magento on the backend.
We’ve worked on 35–40 projects together. I work with 2 resources from F5 but I know they have 3–4 people that help them.
How did you come to work with F5 Buddy?
I hired 5–10 different individual programmers and companies on oDesk to work on separate projects. F5 Buddy was one that stuck out amongst all of the ones that I worked with on other projects. I never contacted the other ones again and just stayed with F5 Buddy. Their speed, quality, and affordability are what sets them apart. They weren’t the cheapest, but they were definitely worth the price.
I asked for projects that they had worked on before and was impressed with the professional themes, layouts, design functionality, and the speed at which their web pages would load. They are always agreeable to any goals that I set for them, and if there’s an issue with a client, they’re flexible with any unforeseen costs that can arise. I can’t remember any time that I’ve told them something I want that they aren’t able to deliver.
We have found a good niche in building affiliate marketing websites for beginners and individuals looking to get into that field. I am tasking them with turning around multiple websites at a time, which they’ve been able to finish in under a week. The bigger projects are ongoing. Those are the ones that have a customer login and profile and a database attached to it, but we’re not currently developing a new system like that right now although we are maintaining current past websites.
How much have you invested with F5 Buddy?
I have invested between $15,000–$20,000 per year.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with them in 2011, and the work is ongoing.