I've had guys say they were 100% committed to new design or seo/management and when I emailed them to get the info they send me the information. They don't return call etc. this has happened with 2 guys now.
I had another guy tell me he needs PPC management.. no problem. I setup the campaign, and now all of the sudden he can't get a hold of his client and once again i've wasted my time it seems, I sent him the payment info and I'm still waiting on word from him.
I had another girl who said her friend needs his website redone for conversion optimization. She gave us the info and we needed and said she would send over the exact details for the backend website and then we could start it, while I'm waiting and trying to get things in order I get an email saying "The original designer has won the bid, sorry for wasting anyones time" - pretty brutal.
Now I've still got more leads that are on board, one guy wants stuff done for $1,200 and about another 5-6 people that are very interested in my services for marketing but being that this is my first month I'm not sure what to make of what I've seen so far.. there's been around 4-5 people that have committed saying they're ready to start and then bail out.
Is this normal that people waste your time like this? I've talked with all of them on the phone, they've all given verbal commitment but when it comes time to get started they bail out or shift directions. I'm sure at least one of them will come around and work with me but I really don't know what to think (I'm aware I won't close every lead, I've had other leads I've talked with but didn't close).
My other thought is maybe I'm expecting too much? It seems like some people commit and then put it off for weeks/months and then you close them? Once again, very frustrated and confused.
Anyone experienced this before that can give some input?