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As I understand, they are a variation of Service Magic. You only pay, if you win the contract. Service Magic has been extremely successful for us and I was looking into expanding the lead generation machine with them. They contacted us awhile back and I didn't pursue. Now, we can handle more business.
I used red beacon this spring they charge $15 for one time jobs and $30 for on going. You bid on the job and if you win you pay..... but.
1. they tried billing me for jobs I never did or bid on. did 1 job billed for 5 extra
2. they wrote to a customer saying it was me writing.
3. I told them I do not do one time mows and they told customers I would like to come out and do a free estimate.
If you need work and don't mind playing games they maybe ok for you.
$15 is not bad for jobs over $100 but a lot are small jobs. And one time mow is code for "overgrown"
One half of the customers are one time project i.e. landscape maintenance, lawn installation, tree pruning, etc... I have only had 2 customers that had me mow once. All others are on contract. The 2 one timers covered the lead fee, fuel, and some labor. I obviously don'twant those, but you can't win them all.