Do you advertise on Decidio? If so, have you ever paid for a lead that came through? How much is it?
I get about 1 a month (just received one tonight) and I'm wondering if it is worth paying for the information.
I use Decidio. I get quite a few leads on a weekly basis. I don't pay anything extra to be put "at the top of the list" I tried it for a month and diden't see any changes.
My leads are all over the board from BD's the weddings. The cost varies from 1-3.00. I pick and choose but the ones I pay for I get a bit less than half in orders.
It's a little fickle for me. BUT it's free to have the listing, the customers don't have any idea which vendors have been contacted so there's nothing bad there. I do get a lot of direct hits to my web site there and that is good. +Decidio is popular enough that it helps my web site traffic for general searches.
I use another one that is called "eventective" but the leads are 5.00 each. That's just too much.
I'm with korkyo .... I'm on decidio and eventective. The 2nd one is geared more toward finding a venue, but they ask for caterers, DJ's, photographers, too.
Korkyo, I frequently reply with "No, thanks" and in the reason I'll put something to the effect of "Bride is checking a specific venue and I'm not paying $5 to find out they don't allow outside catering." I had them on the phone, once, and voiced this concern..... the inquiries definitely give you the feel that they bride is researching a specific location, but I have no idea if they allow me in or not."
There was one inquiry and the bride put the name of the facility in the narrative part of her form. I knew for a fact this place did not allow outside caterers, but bride asked for caterer information! (dumba$$!)
I'm listed on Decidio. I don't get a lot of hits though. The one lead that I purchased worked out really well for me though! Lead cost me $2 to get her info and the order was for over $125. Obviously it's not always going to work that way, but it's a good start
I use Decidio and pay $1 for leads I want to purchase. I have had a few turn into actual jobs. I don't pay to keep myself at the top of the list either. So it's free advertising until I purchase a lead. You can't really go wrong there.
The only problem I have had with Decidio is that they don't always filter out the leads that I clearly don't want. But since there is no cost involved with the site sending you a potential lead, it's not any big deal--more of an annoyance than anything.