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Old 04-11-2015, 12:01 PM   #181
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I did not have a problem with the costs of the leads.I had a problem with bogus leads.Out of seventeen leads you would think I would at least get one where I could actually meet the home owner.Most of them could not even be contacted by phone.The ones that were had some excuse as to why they really didn't need work done or would call back in several months.This was all before discussing any kind of budget or scope of work.
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:58 AM   #182
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I did not have a problem with the costs of the leads.I had a problem with bogus leads.Out of seventeen leads you would think I would at least get one where I could actually meet the home owner.Most of them could not even be contacted by phone.The ones that were had some excuse as to why they really didn't need work done or would call back in several months.This was all before discussing any kind of budget or scope of work.
I agree with Mako1,

Paying 100$ for a cold lead is not a good investment. You will have to make a LOT of calls to get a client. If you're lucky you will break even at the end of the month.

It's frustrating for me to see people loosing money with lousy services... why don't you take advantage of the Pay Per Call model??
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We used them for some time in the past. Almost all of the leads were garbage.

Never. Ever. Again.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:36 PM   #184
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I'm not familiar with the pat per call model.I think they explained it to me but I was not happy with their version of what it was,
Could you explain it in further detail?What you think it should be?HA did have a pay per call model but it just did not sound like something I wanted to be involved with.
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I'm not familiar with the pat per call model.I think they explained it to me but I was not happy with their version of what it was,
Could you explain it in further detail?What you think it should be?HA did have a pay per call model but it just did not sound like something I wanted to be involved with.
Pay per call is a very simple model,

The lead gen company will build a couple of generic websites in your area, drive traffic to them and you get the calls. the great thing about it is that there’s no extra effort, an automated phone system send the call to you, and announce “this is a lead from xyz”. You only have to get the calls and pay for legitimate leads. There’s no monthly fee, no contract, you only pay for the leads you receive and if you don’t want more leads just call them and they give them to someone else.

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1) You will only pay for real leads, no random people filling forms or competitors clicking in your ads
2) The leads are exclusive
3) You don't have to stalk home owners. It's uncomfortable for home owners to get 20 calls from contractors offering services. In paypercall model they will CALL YOU, you're in a better position to close the deal.
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pay per contract sounds better
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can you explain how pay per contract works?
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Im just living in dream world were a company would pay a larger amount for a sealed deal vs paying for a bunch of leads. A sales lead means nothing untill you get the job.
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Not enough - I still lean to PPC advertising
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Im just living in dream world were a company would pay a larger amount for a sealed deal vs paying for a bunch of leads. A sales lead means nothing untill you get the job.
That's a Pay Per Sale model. I have used that model in the past. Works well if the partner/contractor have good closing skills. It's risky for us to invest money and time generating leads without knowing your closing rate.

If you have a good closing rate, you wont have any problem finding someone to work with you in a pay per sale model.
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Gleen, if you recommend to stay away from HA, you should know that craft jack is owend by HA ... they were bought out a yer or two ago ...
I don't use any of them. And no matter what others say...HA is a joke. They don't give refunds, they give you credit, and turn right around and send you more bogus leads.
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I don't use any of them. And no matter what others say...HA is a joke. They don't give refunds, they give you credit, and turn right around and send you more bogus leads.
The assumption is that you aren't leaving if you request a credit. Makes sense just to credit your account. But you can be issued a refund. Just call.
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The assumption is that you aren't leaving if you request a credit. Makes sense just to credit your account. But you can be issued a refund. Just call.
I appreciate the advice, and you are one of the good guy's here. But, I don't give 2 $h!!$ about home advisor. I only posted today because I received a notification. I don't come to this site or the forums here anymore. To many A$$ holes.
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Hundreds and thousands do come here so you must have thin skin, I don't notice many jerks.
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That's a Pay Per Sale model. I have used that model in the past. Works well if the partner/contractor have good closing skills. It's risky for us to invest money and time generating leads without knowing your closing rate.

If you have a good closing rate, you wont have any problem finding someone to work with you in a pay per sale model.
yeah would have to have a good biz relationship or have it set up so if you don't close a certain percentage you get cut.

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pay per contract sounds better
I think thats called a salesman
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Home advisor has been calling me. Salesman stated they are using a new format, no more pay per lead? Just a flat yearly fee is this correct?
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Home advisor has been calling me. Salesman stated they are using a new format, no more pay per lead? Just a flat yearly fee is this correct?
Id like to know more about that
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I use Home Advisor and The Home Fixers. Home Advisor is decent. Im doing much better with The Home Fixers. My problem with Home Advisor is getting credits for bogus leads. Its like pulling teeth. I know im not gonna close every job, and i dont mind paying for real leads if even if i dont get the job. But to give me a hard time for credits on bogus leads is just a down right pain in the @$$! At least with Home Fixers i speak to the same guy who signed me up everytime I have a problem. I dont get the runaround of "oh, im sorry, you have the wrong department, please hold"
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So far, 100% of my customers have come from Home Advisor. About 50% of the leads were for work I wasn't looking to do but they always easily refund me my money for the lead and not one has ever been "bogus". Always real people willing to quickly meet needing work done. I'm very happy with HA, but I am looking to branch out as well.

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