@NashvilleJason Exactly. I used to have an account with another lead generator at which I'd purchase credits and it would cost X number of credits to respond to a job request (and some types of projects cost more credits than others, like a full website design would cost more simply to provide an estimate than, say, a web ad... for example, 16-25 credits for a new website project vs. maybe 8 credits to reach out for a web ad request...). So I was basically paying simply for the opportunity to provide an estimate, regardless of whether the potential customer actually got back to me. I was hired a couple times, but it just was not worth it for the tiny projects I was being hired for on there. NOPE! Never again. I canceled that account and am getting ready to cancel many others, including TT, if the leads don't get any better. Zero ROI!
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@Barisgraphics wrote: I’ve been with TT for many years and have to agree the quality of the leads have not been what they used to be. I hope things get better soon or I’ll have to get another job! I'm right there with you. I've only been with TT for... hmmm, maybe a year or two? But I've definitely seen leads drop off and get ridiculously low, like clients wanting brand new website designs for under $500 (typically only for minor work), and then the ones that I do reach out/send estimates to don't respond. Personally, I'm currently looking into additional work to supplement my freelance design business (or replace it or something... perhaps full-time and then turn my freelance into a nights/weekend thing). Just can't make a living off of these super low budgets. With my overhead, I know my break even rate, which is higher than a lot of pros are charging (I notice you're doing $180 logos -- WAY lower than what I would charge, so I can't compete with that, for example; the absolute lowest I'm willing to charge is 3 hours/$300 for a basic type treatment with a simple accompanying icon... no research, only 1 option, etc.). A project has to be worth it to me, and so many of the leads lately just are not.
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