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Bark

Evening all,

 

just wondering if anybody has had any success using the bark app? Does it generate leads of any substance? I'm always wary of these things but you never know,

 

thanks in advance,

 

Ben 

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    I didn't get a response to every lead i replied to on Bark and lost some credits and that felt initially discouraging  However i persevered and i was very pleased with the responses i did get , some of my most interesting and best paying  jobs to date .  

    To me all advertising is a gamble , nothing is guaranteed but i had a very good experience on bark and still a member but my work now comes from other sources ,but i would have no hesitation in using bark again .

     

    • PRO

      Thanks John that's useful insight.  Did you find people contacted you when you clicked on the lead or did you contact them initially? 

  • Id never heard of bark but I'm going to get it now and have a look whats about.

    My builder is a good one 

    • PRO

      After Bark sent the leads i decided on which ones seemed appropriate and spent the required credit which then revealed their contact details and i responded in writing and waited  for a response , i did not always get a response possibly on account of the advertiser not letting Bark know they had got a contractor or even had the courtesy to say thanks for responding  already taken a gardener on . 

      My style is to write but others may have being more proactive and rang . 

      The responses i did get were really good , For me Bark was a good formula but i only needed it through the Winter months .

  • I was a bit cheeky with it. They started marketing me and I noticed that you got a free contact as a trial. So I waited for a juicy one.

    well it paid off, for nearly 18 months I've had a job that takes 4 man days a week (I do one of them) and it lead to another day per weeks work with the same customer at another location 4 miles away (my most distant job)

    • PRO

      Nice one Paul! Do you use it regularly or when something half decent pops up? 

      • Honestly since lockdown I've just been sent loads of crap. Nearly all of my work is within1/2mile of my house, and they send loads from further afield. I appreciate I'm very lucky having good work on my doorstep. Most would likely find it useful I guess

  • Interested to know what Bark charges for their referals, anyone know?  I am thinking about passing on my own excess leads for a small commission so would be interested to know if there is a market for this.

  • Evening Ben, depends on the job , average is about £5 

     

     

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