Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Does anyone use Red Beacon???


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-05-2012, 11:55 AM
pfreeman pfreeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 4
pfreeman is on a distinguished road
Default Does anyone use Red Beacon???

I was contacted by Red Beacon. Looking for any feedback before wasting my time. Thanks.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 758
Rep Power: 5
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
What is it, I haven't heard of Red Beacon?
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2012, 02:29 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Neither have I.

Give us the low down what they do.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2012, 04:23 PM
pfreeman pfreeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 4
pfreeman is on a distinguished road
Default What is Red Beacon?

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-05-2012, 09:01 PM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

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"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-06-2012, 05:40 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 758
Rep Power: 5
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

I see, Heck No! Lol

Basically your paying someone else to find you work and you pay them 1/2 the profits. I would do it if I were the other guy behind the desk. Lol
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-06-2012, 11:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
As I understand, they are a variation of Service Magic. You only pay, if you win the contract.
Are you going to experiment with them after hearing these insights?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-07-2012, 03:48 PM
pfreeman pfreeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 4
pfreeman is on a distinguished road
Default

Probably not. Service Magic has worked extremely well for us. We have done more than $12,000 this year through them. I was hoping this would render the same type of lead and return.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-08-2012, 11:30 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Out of those customers you got through service magic, what percentage of them are reoccurring customers? Like weekly mowing customers?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-08-2012, 03:23 PM
pfreeman pfreeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 4
pfreeman is on a distinguished road
Default percentage of reoccuring

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Today 06:12 PM
by rootytalbot
7 254
Hello!
brandycarlton
Today 12:31 PM
Today 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 43
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
Yesterday 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 170
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Yesterday 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 148
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:17 PM
Yesterday 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 153
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 299
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 149
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 675
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,852
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 304
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 495
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,329
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,330
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,394
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 244
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 358
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 265
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 279
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,659
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,608
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,411
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 292
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 237
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 408
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,411
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 338
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,175
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 305
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 2,016
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter bob villa collections contract help demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook financials foreman free lawn care google hardscapes how to husqvarna increase customers invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree up sell employee walk behind web design website winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy