Joseph bonner's Answer
Sun 23 Feb 2014 17:25pm
Hi Ann,I don't obviously know what you do Ann, but rated works for me, no matter what you do regarding advertising you have to pay for the lead one way or another, the idea is to get repeat business from the lead, or a recommendation from the customer, don't get me wrong I have had my share of wasted leads, just the other day I purchased a near £30 lead, contacted the customer, only to be told he had to consult with his bosses first before allowing me to quote for the job, the fault in that case lay directly with the customer, not with ratedpeople, my point of view was rated had done their job of supplying me with a foot in the door, the customer was not bothered in the least that they had wasted my time and money,
but I do now have the customers contact details (which is a buisiness premises), therefore in this case, I will try to turn this negative to a positive by constantly contacting them through email, supplying them with my current offers until get a response.
I think most of my wasted leads are due to customers not reading the terms and conditions of posting a job and not possibly being made fully aware that we have to pay money in advance to obtain the chance to quote for their work,
I know the rules regarding purchasing leads from rated, it seems to work for me and I still think it is more cost effective than other forms of obtaining work.
Cheers Joe Bonner