Redbeacon.com

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Jbh0724, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone used this service? It is asking for social security and credit card info. Not too comfortable with that.
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  2. H & M Yard Improvements

    H & M Yard Improvements LawnSite Member
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    I wouldn't do it!
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  3. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    Have you tried it? Or just looked into it for your business. They said they use an algorithm to determine how much it costs the contractor per job. I sure would like to see exact numbers
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  4. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Credit card info and social...Ill pass.
     
  5. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    Turns out they are owned by Home Depot. Legit company but they have info in their web site saying its free but that changed evidently. It's now $29.99 monthly plus pay for jobs. Not sure how much per job.
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  6. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
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    My wife works in upper management at a local credit union. She/I suggest not revealing that information.
     
  7. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input. I'm not going to do it. With all this being said, any suggestions on a lead generation web site that you have used?
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  8. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    A.) They're reputable. RedBeacon was a darling of the startup world in 2010 and acquired by HoDe at the beginning of 2012.

    B.) They use your SS# for background checks. If they're sending you to someone's home, they want to know you are who you say you are and aren't a security risk.
     
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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  10. Jbh0724

    Jbh0724 LawnSite Member
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    Thank you for that link. Do you use their service?
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