DecisiveSource.com and other consulting sites

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August 2, 2013 at 06:37:23
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Anyone here ever been part of or used one of those professional consulting sites where they broker communication between a business needing information and someone who (claims to be) a subject matter expert. Kind of like rent-a-coder I guess, but more broad based. The website usually takes a percentage based on session or per minute/hour.

I keep getting these emails from DecisiveSource.com but haven't been able to find much feedback on them. Thanks.

www.USACCTV.com


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#1
August 2, 2013 at 07:51:26
but haven't been able to find much feedback on them

I would consider that a big warning sign right there.

I always look for reviews on any service or product I look into over the internet and if there aren't any, that's a bad sign.

Personally, you couldn't interest me in this so-called service. Neither as a "professional" or a "customer". I don't see any point in paying someone else to help me connect with a professional when I need a service. Google is a very effective tool (again, read reviews, do research, compare, then choose) and so is the yellow pages.

As for being on the professional side of it, I ran my own consulting business 15+ years back and all of my advertising was word of mouth and it was incredible how fast my business grew in 2 years. At the end, I was turning clients away. Were I to decide to go there again, it would not be with the help of some company that would charge me a fee for each client they bring me. I can get enough of my own without much effort.

While I don't doubt this is a legit business. I just don't see how they could be of any help to a person with any amount of skill or brains.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
August 2, 2013 at 07:54:46
Seemed interesting as maybe a side gig. I don't plan on quitting my day job anytime soon.

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#3
August 2, 2013 at 09:07:30
"I keep getting these emails from DecisiveSource.com"

Did they just arrive out of the blue with no action from yourself, or had you contacted them?

EDIT: Minor typo.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
August 2, 2013 at 09:45:10
Actually looking at them again, I think they're relatively new. Not sure how they found me but I think I've been getting more emails lately related to LinkedIn. Maybe they're too new to have much feedback yet, but they're not the only service that does that sort of thing and I wondered if anyone had any feedback in general on it.

I agree with Curt R I wouldn't try to make a full time gig out of them. Kind of like when I was doing more onsites for my business, we were also signed up with OnForce.com. OnForce didn't pay very much and it was a hassle to deal with, but was a way to make money during slow periods in between service calls.

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#5
August 2, 2013 at 10:05:04
OnForce didn't pay very much and it was a hassle to deal with, but was a way to make money during slow periods in between service calls

That would be my take on it too. A PITA to deal with, not enough money to really make it worth your while, but certainly something to do during slow times. And you never know, if the business takes off and there's a lot of work in your area, once you've proven yourself, you could squeeze more $$$ out of them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
August 2, 2013 at 13:18:16
Put your email in Google and see if it can find it. If so that is where a lot of junk email can come from.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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