Why does the lead cost more than the job?!

Curious how thumbtack comes up with prices honestly. I am an electrician and charge $75 to install an outdoor coach light. It takes 10 min or less. I find it difficult to charge more than that and so does the customer when it’s a 10 min job. The lead for this job cost me $102.

Nobody is making money from that except for thumbtack. Doesn’t seem right.


  • DustiO
    DustiO Administrator Posts: 1,065

    Thank you for leaving this feedback! I will be sure to pass it on to the team. In the meantime I would advise lowering your Max Lead Price to a price you feel comfortable paying for those leads.