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Old 06-20-2010, 09:40 PM
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Hey, so it's been a few weeks since I started using service magic for leads. So far so good. I had 6 leads in 2 weeks. Nothing last week. I landed all but1 of them. That one hasn't said yes or no. It's a reseed job so i'm gonna follow up in the next few days.

One was landscaping wich I ended up netting 200 in 3 hours of work. 3 lawn care accounts, 1 of which is about every 3 weeks. and some aerating.

all in all I think it was a good investment.
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That is fantastic! Have you found most of these to be one time jobs or any re-occurring jobs?

Have these customers been interested in any additional upsells while you are there?
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what was your initial investment? How much did/does it cost you?
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I got 3 lawn care jobs out of it. Two weekly one every 3 weeks. Also, I got one aerating but the guy mows his own lawn. one landscaping- mulch, seeding, bush trimming...

Yesterday I got two calls. One for a one time mow and one for a grading job.

my initial investment was $49 for a lifetime membership and then i get charged for each lead. I think it was like $5 for the aerating lead, and $12 for the mowing leads and if it is landscaping related I believe its up to $32 because you tend to make more on those.

over all It's been worth it.
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I am glad it is working out!

With this going on, have you found yourself doing any other marketing or has this been good enough for now?
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I also advertise on craigslist and have fliers. Though, I haven't distributed fliers because craigslist and service magic have kept me busy enough. We've been getting so much rain that I wouldn't be able to keep up with more jobs. so for now this is good.
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Is there any way of knowing, when you sign up with service magic, how many competitors are on there in your local area?

I would think that the more competitors using the service, in one area, the less effective it would be.

What's your view on that?
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Is there any way of knowing, when you sign up with service magic, how many competitors are on there in your local area?

I would think that the more competitors using the service, in one area, the less effective it would be.

What's your view on that?
thru service magic, only a total of 3 contractors are suppose to rec the lead
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I signed up with service magic and picked up 2 accounts so far, been about 5 days being listed.

Overall good experience so far.
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I'm not sure how helpful service magic can be in smaller towns. I live in one of these areas in PA.

After reading this post I have decided to give them a try and see what happens. I will update as things develop.
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