Yes this is an easy fix and I can't imagine why they aren't willing to do it. I do a little bit of everything in my photography business and while I am happy to do a few weddings a year I would never bid on them via Thumbtack ESPECIALLY with the new system as I know couples talk to a lot of photographers before they decide. I do a lot of both Corporate and Private event photography and I remember there was a time when events were separate from wedding. Makes no sense to group them together.
Hi there! As a professional speaker and coach, it is critical that when TT posts an automatic bid for me that the clients see either a template message (from me) or my profile linked to that quote. When dealing with someone booking a potential speaking event, it would make a huge difference to get their email information once we place a bid. That works so well on Gigmaster. Also, I have been seeing more and more coaching clients marking me as hired and then either completely disappearing or coming back and saying that actually they don't have the money to move forward. I believe that 99 Designs has a provision that states that the client agrees to move forward with the hire if the product and bid is marked as the winning bid. If there would be some way to incorporate something similar, that would at least convey to the viewer that we do get charged (significantly) when they reach out to us. I'm totally fine with paying the charge as long as there is a good faith potential that this will turn into a booking. I think that sometimes they think that they can avoid saying no directly by simply marking us as hired and then going incommunicado. I know that it's pretty difficult to make it fool proof but these two elements would really help to fine tune some important issues. Thanks a million, thumbtack! I know that you all are working hard to make this even more of a valuable site for all of us. Cheers, Meridith
The genres of music should be more flexible. Right now, if the client wants strings, their only choice is country/bluegrass or classical. I want them to be able to choose celtic, which is primarily the style I play, or Klezmer, which is an important style for Jewish weddings.
You're right about have a way to invoice & charge through Thumbtack. But I use FastDue because it's quick & easy. They have a FREE version & a paid version. The FREE version is quick and does the job on the fly. I can send an invoice or bill while I'm waiting for a Lyft/Uber/cab.
There's sooooooooooooo much going on now, people are leaving Thumbtack and going to Fiverr, Facebook and other alternatives because they can't afford Thumbtack anymore. Check out FastDue.com. You won't be sorry and it's always good to have an alternative in your back pocket.
Hi i would like to see if it was possible the notifications were a bit better. I would like to see a notification for when a possible job is in my vicinity of my area. Ex: i live in Nashville, TN i would like to see notifications notify me about a job that is close to you is open so i can bid on it. I just happen to refresh the request screen and i see that a job in my city may be available.
Also i noticed with the Instant match quotes they just pop up in my Inbox. i wold like to see if they can notify that someone viewed those instant match quotes and not just the quotes i sent out.
lastly i noticed in the Pro app that in my Ibox i cannot load past quotes/messages past like a day or two. I wonder if its possible to stretch that out to least a month??
Hi @DossConsulting, great suggestions! As far as your inbox, you should be able to see all the quotes you've sent as well as all messaging between you and the customers. Everything is filtered by: sent quotes, archived, hired, starred and unread. Look through all those different filters and see if you're able to see your past quotes. If not, please let me know.