I see where you can advertise on these sites for free, but Onewed charges a 15.00 a month fee for what is called a lead, I guess for a client to be able to contact you. Is anyone using these and if so is it worth it? Thanks for any information.
I used onewed.com for about a year and got lots of leads from it. I feel it's very cost effective.
I advertise with onewed.com and I must admit most of my business has been booked through that website as well as decideo.com
I say take a chance!!
I agree I have gotten many wedding and birthday cake orders from Onewed and Decido.com.
Thanks for the replies, guess I give it a shot!!!!! What I was wondering though was if they go to your site and see your number and email , why do they need money to send them to you if the people already see your contact information? I don't understand the process.
If I remember correctly, and I'm not entirely sure I do....
Onewed has a free subscription, but it doesn't include a link to your website. The paid one does. Plus I think it had a nicer/larger ad of your services.
the way most of these sites work when you pay for the lead is that the bride gets form to fill out requesting info on caterers, photographers, etc. When they hit submit, it goes out to (for example) all caterers on the website. That's why I also invite them to visit my website in my response, because I dont' know that they have or havent' been there, and why I thank them for contacting me "....via decidio", because they may not KNOW they've requested info from me specifically .... they just filled out a generic form. If the bride goes to your website via the lead-site, sometimes you pay for a click-thru
I sign up for all the free ones I can get. I heard of decidio from a fellow CC'er, and I luv that one!
Free listings are always "worth the money"!
I like your thinking Indydebi, how's the shop doing?
debster..... very well, thanks for asking! Ironically, I just posted some number on another thread ..... http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5891734-.html#5891734
I just wanted to pass on my two cents (if ya don't mind)...
I just happened to bump into the decidio website about three weeks ago- never knew it existed. So, I signed myself right up for that free site and I have already done tastings and booked TWO weddings. I'm floored! I so wish I would have found it sooner! Oh, and the onewed.com....I'm off to register my little butt (okay....my big ol' buttercream butt) right now!!! Yahhoooooo!!!!
I love OneWed.com. My membership is $5.95 per month, but I usually just keep it at a free one till I get the email that there is an actual lead. Then I go and pay the one month subscription, get the info, and after that month is up I cancel it. That way I'm not paying for any month that a lead does not come in.