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Old 06-15-2015, 10:44 AM   #221
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They can work you just have to respond immediately. I had them text me the lead. So I was calling within 1 minute of them submitting. They we always impressed.

I also get the majority of my leads from my website through the contact form.
Respond ing immediately on a bogus lead does not do much good.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:55 AM   #222
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Respond ing immediately on a bogus lead does not do much good.
Sure it does. You immediately call HA and get a credit.
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I think I received about 10 bogus leads and got credit for three.Some of these were specific at around $50 or better each for kitchen remodels each.I'm glad HA has worked out well for you but you seem to defend them with a vengeance contrary to everyone elses findings.
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I just gave up HA as a lead source. Too frustrating to deal with and after I ran the numbers, i wasnt being profitable enough to deal with this headache. So im sticking with The Home Fixers now. Any other tried and true LGS out there?
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I had a good conversation with HA saleslady today.
I am finally actually considering signing up based on her claims that just being a member will give me a greater web presence. That the annual membership alone may be worth it to me, without the paying for leads. I would then be apart of the HA system, better homes and gardens.com, realtor.com, this old house.com and many other websites that are a part of the umbrella.
Does this make sense or am I being fed BS? The annually fee w/o leads is relatively small, so I am thinking of just going for it. I am sure there are more effective ways of steering potential clients to my website, but this certainly couldn't hurt, right? I would appreciate anyones .02 on this.
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I had a good conversation with HA saleslady today.
I am finally actually considering signing up based on her claims that just being a member will give me a greater web presence. That the annual membership alone may be worth it to me, without the paying for leads. I would then be apart of the HA system, better homes and gardens.com, realtor.com, this old house.com and many other websites that are a part of the umbrella.
Does this make sense or am I being fed BS? The annually fee w/o leads is relatively small, so I am thinking of just going for it. I am sure there are more effective ways of steering potential clients to my website, but this certainly couldn't hurt, right? I would appreciate anyones .02 on this.

$300 a year(what i paid) isn't advertising money it's beer money. For 6 bucks a week Id try anything Give it a shot.


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Old 06-16-2015, 02:22 PM   #227
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The first thing they did for me was redirect all of my web listings(some of which they claimed) and contact info to HA.How's this going to affect your web presents?
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I think I received about 10 bogus leads and got credit for three.Some of these were specific at around $50 or better each for kitchen remodels each.I'm glad HA has worked out well for you but you seem to defend them with a vengeance contrary to everyone elses findings.
Everyone? Not quite. There have been several that have had success and have posted about it. I just am more persistent.

I always heat this term bogus, but never really get a definition. What is a bogus lead?
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The first thing they did for me was redirect all of my web listings(some of which they claimed) and contact info to HA.How's this going to affect your web presents?
They did so with your permission. Gotta read the agreement people.
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I did not say that they did not have my permission now did I?I simply made a statement telling the op what they did.I did not read all the fine print and hope the op does.
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300 to be part of their family? If you dont get a link on every site somewhere somehow your not part of any individual sites "family".

Tell them you want a sitewide link on this old house and see what they say.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:41 PM   #232
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I did not say that they did not have my permission now did I?I simply made a statement telling the op what they did.I did not read all the fine print and hope the op does.
There was nothing simple about it. The impression is that it was underhanded. It's what you signed up for. They never claimed mine.
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I had a good conversation with HA saleslady today.
I am finally actually considering signing up based on her claims that just being a member will give me a greater web presence. That the annual membership alone may be worth it to me, without the paying for leads. I would then be apart of the HA system, better homes and gardens.com, realtor.com, this old house.com and many other websites that are a part of the umbrella.
Does this make sense or am I being fed BS? The annually fee w/o leads is relatively small, so I am thinking of just going for it. I am sure there are more effective ways of steering potential clients to my website, but this certainly couldn't hurt, right? I would appreciate anyones .02 on this.
How exactly are they giving you a great Web presence?
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How exactly are they giving you a great Web presence?
My understanding was, the more sites my business has a listing on, the greater chance traffic will be directed to my website.

I've joined a few free sites where I just posted a profile and a few pictures, and have gotten a few jobs from just doing that. I suppose that is fueling my belief...
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First one was fake. Got second lead Monday night .Second was real but kind of a bs job but gave price anyway and got it. $700 job that will take us an hour or so. Prefer the full house money makers but I'll take it for now


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I haven't posted in some time, but I will maintain my stance.

I have plenty of leads I could complain about. However, let us focus on the good.

Job in Bayville: $32,878
Job in Livingston: $16,186.00
Church in Livingston: $122,000.00

These projects will keep my guys busy for quite some time, and generate enough profits to justify using Home Advisor for at least 2-3 years down the road. I recommend doing some REAL analysis on what is coming in instead of judging too fast. I mean, if you judged your website traffic and anticipated that EVERY visitor would land a job, I don't think you would be able to justify it.

Also, different markets will net different results, and the sales process must be fine tuned for this type of pipeline, which your business shouldn't be entirely dependent upon. Just my 2 cents. Again.
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I would be interested in the cities that HA is working for.A lot of you guys don't have a location in your profile but from what I can judge it is mostly the larger cities which would have a better chance of working with any kind of marketing?
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I would be interested in the cities that HA is working for.A lot of you guys don't have a location in your profile but from what I can judge it is mostly the larger cities which would have a better chance of working with any kind of marketing?
I definitely agree with that. I have always said that it won't work for everyone, or every trade or in every market.
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Chit?We agree again. It is true.I know TNT's area and some of the others that seem to have good luck with HA and I'm glad it works for them.I'm in a city of around 20k with another city of 20k 10 miles form me and it has not worked out for me.
That being said I did still have a huge problem with bogus lead that the population does not affect.
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Internet marketing is always going to work better in high-population areas, where nobody knows anyone (so to speak). In a small town where everyone knows everyone else, everyone knows who the best guys are.

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