Design Quote / Fraud and cheating
DesignQuote.net, requires that the designers who are looking for work PAY for each lead they use. The leads are supposed to be created by actual companies looking for graphics designers, web designers, and programmers.
However I have noticed very, unusual activity since joining this service.
#1. New leads often get posted in groups of 5 or 10 and are all posted within one hour of each other. This is extremely suspicious seeing as all the companies signing up to find designers, should signup at completely different times randomly throughout the day, week, month. If they were real that is.
#2. They say that you should expect 1 out of 10 leads to work out in your favor. The case is more like 1 in 40 leads work in your favor. you actually spend about $1000.00 US to obtain a $2500 job.
#3. approximately 3/4's of the leads posted are suspicious, the lead when contacted never returns phone calls, never returns emails, and never purchases a service. However designquote keeps your money, saying that it was a good prospect and that it is the designers fault for not being able to close the deal.
I believe DesignQuote to be a bogus service, offering bogus leads to clients who pay for good quality design job leads.