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I find goodparty produces a lot of dodgy leads for the ones that I go after.

 

Have gone after two 18ths that were on their recently in my area, both turned out to be people researching for a college assignment of some kind and not real cutomers at all.

 

I have gone after two other partys too, and both of them came to nothing as when I spoke to them the day after thier details appeared they had already booked a DJ.

 

I dont think I will be putting anymore money into it, I have had a few jobs out of it, and the income from it is far bigger than the expenses, but even so, most of the time the enquirys seem like a waste of time.

 

 

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'Spose I had beginners luck, first enquiry I replied to I got a booking for. I wasn't really bothered as the date is in August next year when I am usually on holiday but sod's law, they accepted the quote.

 

Anyone know what a little read box with a "H" in it next to an enquiry means?

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I found that I have got almost 10 bookings without spending anything so far as i linked my site and receieved credits and refered someone, so I will carry on until the end of this, probably is worth having as a back up.

 

In total I have spent nothing and made just under 2k from it, i think thats a good investment!!

 

But recently have been seeing it slow.

 

Used to get an email every day with a new gig, but now I get them once a week probably and those are crappy ones.

 

I had one which turned out to be a young girl trying to plan her own 16th birthday party, I didnt know this until the father emailed me apologising but they werent having one! I didnt have a clue it was here as it was "My daughter would like a DJ with all the lights, fog machine, new music etc etc"

So that one was a wasted enquiry

 

 

DJ Jenx

 

www.JenxDisco.co.uk -

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It has quietened down, but I find that is quite normal for this time of year in general.

Some enquiries make me laugh, this one appeared last night :-

Wedding

Number of guests 120

Event date 11 October 2008

Zipcode yo12

City scarbiorough

Budget £100-£250

Enquiry price £0.50

Service required by customer DJ

Description wedding

I wonder if they have been let down by a friend of a friend of a friend.............

 

Jim

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It has quietened down, but I find that is quite normal for this time of year in general.

Some enquiries make me laugh, this one appeared last night :-

 

I wonder if they have been let down by a friend of a friend of a friend.............

 

Jim

 

 

lol!

DJ Jenx

 

www.JenxDisco.co.uk -

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i used goodparty extensively last year......and secured more gigs than i didn't. This year its been awful. There has been a rapid rise in bogus enquiries. I had a run one night of 3 bogus enquiries on the trot....I tend to phone rather than e-mail....and noone on the other end knew what I was talking about. Needless to say I saw red, e-mailed the site and complained, and had my enquiy fee refunded. It has certainly put me off. Saying that, I have only gone on there this year to fill the odd date and haven't needed it so much.....I'm getting enough from referrals now (which is annoying in itself as i'm about to relocate)

Sandy

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IMPO, anybody proficient and confident in marketing themselves, and who knows and has studied their industry inside-out should not have to rely on online entities to provide the bulk of their work, because if you rely on them too much and put all of your eggs in one basket then you'll miss them when they go or the novelty wears off, and inevitably it happens, or just becomes so saturated that its no longer the new kid on the block, and eventually instead of 5 other competitors quoting for your niche and area, there may be 70! and no client is going to contact them all, any more than they'll search 70 pages of google!.

 

If the work income justifies the initial outlay and it works for you, then fine, memberhsip can be a useful AID and a BONUS for securing additional work for nights when you are not already booked, but it shouldn't be your be-all end-all of your market place. Word of Mouth and the fruits of your own efforts should be getting a huge percentage of enquiries. If not and you have to rely soley on others and their marketing / efforts and contacts, then something is wrong.

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"The voice of the devil is heard in our land"

 

'War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left, and you wont win this war.'

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Wedding

Number of guests 120

Event date 11 October 2008

Zipcode yo12

City scarbiorough

Budget £100-£250

Enquiry price £0.50

Service required by customer DJ

Description wedding

 

I have spoken to the bride regarding this wedding about 2 weeks ago

She did come back to me asking if we did karaoke has her partner wanted it

I said unfortunatley NO

I know the area well because my family come from that area.

So finding a place to lay my head would not be a problem has would be coming from Mansfield

I have resent details again to day has saw the enquiry again

 

I have taken 3 bookings out 10/12 enquires

 

Looks as if it could be a late late show

Will let you know

 

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Just had a look at that website, you have to pay to get the information, so you could pay £3, get a telephone number and be told they already have someone ?

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

Your Big Event

Office:01803 813540

Direct: 0797 0717 448

e.mail:info@yourbigevent.co.uk

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Yes, you could but thats the same with all advertising, you could pay £100s for an ad and not even get any enquries.

 

Whereas at least with goodparty you can see the enquiries and buy the ones which suit you.

Revolution Discos - Covering Midlands and the Cotswolds - 01386 898 113 - 07791 261 263

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Well we only found this site about 5 weeks ago and yup it's another tool to use.

 

Have to say we have got 14 bookings from for this year and 5 for next year and 8 pending all next year

 

Total cost from to the site so far £20 of which I have £6 ponds in credit

 

How is that you may ask well if you wait a while then go to the booking that have not be looked at they are free, so some times its worth a phone call or an e-mail which I did and that turned not only into a phone but a booking as well.

 

Revenue from the site will be approx for this year in depoits so far £700 and to come in is £4400 approx

The gigs are very nicly priced and we have next year to come yet as well.

 

The gigs coming in at present have slowed up but are still coming in some peopleleave it to the last moment etc.

 

My web site as even slowed up and with the credit crunch it's going to be slow etc.

 

 

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OK, Just chucked a few quid at it, and have sent an email to 25 people, we'll see what happens now, and report back

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

Your Big Event

Office:01803 813540

Direct: 0797 0717 448

e.mail:info@yourbigevent.co.uk

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Just had a look at that website, you have to pay to get the information, so you could pay £3, get a telephone number and be told they already have someone ?

 

Correct.....and thats happened to me on many many occasions.

 

So far I have had two bookings from goodparty, so the total income totals about £400......and I have spent about £20 to get that £400.......so Im still £380 in proffit.

 

It would be nice to convert a few more enquirys though.......I think the budget idea on the site does not work, most of the time the budgets are way way off.

Too many price fishers on goodparty, people out for the cheapest and not the best.

 

 

 

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Take your point on the budget but if the price is not right for you dont buy it.

or wait till it'sfree then give it a try i was amazed how many if the the free ones I contacted had not been contacted by dj's and some of them where no the cheapies iether.

 

Give it go lets face it next year is not going to be easy.

 

Cheers

All

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Who would pay for these details i have just seen on there:

 

Type of event Fundraiser

Number of guests 120

Event date 24 November 2008

Zipcode ls9 8ru

City leeds

Budget £100-£250

Enquiry price £0.50

Service required by customer DJ

Description sexy time please

 

Big B's Mobile Disco

 

Crystal Wedding Fayres

 

info@bigbdisco.co.uk

 

08445 040 841(option 2)

 

07547 686920

 

<a href="http://www.bigbdisco.co.uk" target=""><img src="http://www.designrite.co.uk/big_b.gif" border="0"><br/></a>

 

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I'm having no luck with uk disco either email the people and they cant even be bothered to return spent a fortune with yellow pages only for it to produce 2 decent bookings. Wont be spending a penny on yellow pages next year but thinking of spending more on the website.

 

alan

STROBE DISCO SHOW

 

01782 713277

 

07802 489555

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I love Goodparty I have sold many nights on it. And had many re-bookings so a fee of say £1 has paid back thousands of times over. One gig I won in Oxford for £350 has booked me for 3 more gigs at the same price all confirmed and deposits paid so from that one enquiry alone I have made £1400.00 so far and hope to have more gigs there.

 

You have to cast your net far and wide and you will get the odd idiot or DJ on there trying to find out prices etc... But as long as I am making more than I am spending then I am very happy... BTW I landed my first WDJA gig the other week WOO HOO :Thumbup:

 

 

Nik

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Much the same here. There has only been three enquiries in October, last one was 12th October.

 

UK Disco has been a bit better. Picked up 4 bookings from there this months but three of them were referrals from previous clients who for some reason found me through UK Disco rather than my website.

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