Service Magic and Angie's List

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by IHA Services, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    We get a ton of calls from SM customers but most are either tire kickers or aren't willing to pay our rates, from what we can surmise your competing with the guys that don't know how to bid jobs correctly, you know the ones working for $10/hr and think they are making money because they are covered up in work.
     
  2. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    I don't win every job. Just like with other bids but you can't expect to.you are going to spend money on advertising no matter what so why not use it? Its all a write off any way. Plus the customers I get typically become repeat customers. Also if you do a good job there's word of mouth referrals from it. Its not for every one but I personally recomend it and if anyones interested I'll give you the number of my home advisor contact, she's awesom too.
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got tired of paying for leads I never heard from. I got tired of paying for leads that came from the same street more than once.

    It's an expensive service. I have better luck on thumbtack
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  4. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    But you can send out thousands of post cards and not get a call on those too.....
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  5. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    What's thumbtack? I'm all about using every avenue out there.
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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah but that's unlikely.

    I spent over 3000 with service magic and cut it off. I got sick of it. I'm obviously not the only one. They call me everyday lol
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  7. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    I control what I spend. 100-200 per month. Its never not once paid for itself. But its also not the only thing I do. I use Craig's list which blows, mailers, flyers, Facebook.
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    How long hVe you used it for
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  9. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    Like 6 months so far. I'm going into my second now season
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  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    CL really is the bottom of the barrell
     

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