I built the site out with 14 pages for different contractors, the homepage, privacy and terms pages. It's very basic, with each page having a call to action, picture, and a short (400-500 words) article, along with the types of services offered to fill out the page. The phone number at the top of the page is a forwarder that has a small greeting for my company on it so the contractor knows it's my lead.
So I started trying to sell the leads to companies, and that didn't work out too well. I've figured out (and heard on here) that these are a hard sell. Businesses just weren't wanting to spend the money without me having a reputation of providing high quality leads. So I tried renting the pages out. Asking someone for $250 a month automatically devalued the site, in my opinion, so I wasn't completely confident in asking them to do it, and the one's I did wanted an entire site to themselves. That wasn't what I'd built, so it wasn't an option.
Then I got to talking with 1 of the contractors I'm working with, and worked out a 10% commission when he sells the jobs. This is what just landed me a $2,917 check. The roofing contractor I'm doing this for just signed a $30,000 job for a business complex, and paid me 10%.
I just want to put this out there for people who have had the same ideas but either didn't go forward, or did and ended up with the same demoralizing results I had at first. I'm now going to be filling the rest of the pages the same way.
I'm stoked and wanted to say thanks to everyone on WF for helping me get to this point. If you have any questions, just ask. I know I left a bunch of stuff out, but like I said, I'm stokeeedddd. This is going to be huge!