I liked the old credit system better, I knew upfront how much a lead would cost. When the avg job is only $50 and you have to pay for gas, truck maintance, plus the cost of supplies and now the arbitrary lead cost its no longer profitable for a mobile small engine and tuneup mechanic to make money and use thumbtack. People often are just kicking tires wondering if i'm cheaper then a shop not realizing the value in me coming to them so i pay for leads that end up no where bc they were not really going to need my services. Or worse they put down in the listing they need XYZ done give them a quote which tumbtack then charges you against that quote amount you get to the job and find out they really only need half of what you quoted bc they don't know the first thing about there mower and its engine so i paid more for the lead then it was worth based on what the actual job cost. I can see how a lawn car company that gets a weekly service from a customer at lest say 40 a week all season paying 20 bucks for that lead was well worth it. But when your customer are 1 time customers and most spend a total of 50 paying 6 bucks for the lead is not worth it.
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