I wasn't able to find this on google. Maybe there's a term for it.
Is it effective to use a nominal or small fee to weed out non-serious buyers? Or does it backfire by turning away legitimate buyers?
I'm thinking about using a $2.00 or a $3.00 fee to get a phone number to even discuss software help services.
So far, when I just put my phone number out there, 1% are legit and end up paying $200 / hr. 99% just want a free tech support phone session.
So my idea is to stop posting my phone number, but post a link to a page to pay the fee which then upon success, shows my phone number.
I'm thinking people who just want to waste my time or get something for free won't do it, but people who really need help and are willing to pay for services will.
Does this have a name? Will it help me or hurt me?