What an excellent article. Its nice to use these 6 factors to help determine whether you are under or over charging for your time and services.
This is a great article - and I do reference it from time to time.
But it's hard, with so many other vendors who are new to a market (or gig site) if they have a strategy of being the lowest bidder on a job to score gigs & gain traction in a market.
It's also hard to raise prices when customers are offered lower and lower price points as an option - and the site is marketed with language like "cheap" and "affordable."
Good article - But doesn't price affect your ranking on Thumbtack, such as, if I raise my prices higher than the average competition my profile ranking may suffer?
@MR it's possible, however, there are a lot of factors that have more of a direct impact on your ranking first. From what I've seen a pro would have to raise their prices quite high for there to be any effect at all.