@jas great point. Your profile is the best way to get a customer to notice you out of the list of pros they see in search results and sell yourself. Think of it as your storefront where you can showcase who you are, your past work, and any information that might be helpful to customers. A complete profile with lots of photos and reviews, along with listing your pricing info, will go a long way.
@Ckowens1 your reply shows a general lack of understanding of the issues the Pros have been screaming about since November - or whenever the system officially changed. READ the comments from the Pros. We know how the new system "works" (it doesn't) and we understand what we're supposed to do in the new system. It just doesn't work...and TT will be without Pros soon enough if things don't revert. How many pros need to tell you their business has dried up before you start listening...and doing something about it?
Your service has gone from one where I LITERALLY could not keep with the number of jobs I was getting from you to now, where I get NOTHING.
Please don't bother telling me how "...things have changed..." and how the "...the new pricing is better for me..." Tell me how I go from too much work to NOTHING. When you have that answer and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, how to fix this problem, please contact me.
I definitely agree. The method by which pros are now given job leads has changed, and NOT for the better! The previous way of being contacted about leads, ie, many more texts with concurrent emails, made the process quicker and more effective for me. I have received very few "solid" leads and have yet to secure a bartending job thus far this year. If the previous job lead method was still being used , I am certain that would not be the case.
I made Top Pro last year, my first using Thumbtack , and I DOUBT very much that I will dupilcate that this year, unless the job lead method returns to the way it was.
yeah I honestly don't even care if I make Top Pro again because it hasn't done anything for me anyways. Just got a sticker in the mail and that's about it. Unfortunately a sticker doesn't get me jobs.
I would like the phone numbers of posible clients. Not being able to speak to them is a real deal breaker. I am a Drummer and Teacher and most Drummers and Teachers do not have my qualifications. I need to speak to each prospective customer and explain what I know and how I can help them learn. With this in mind, I am sure Thumbtack would be much more successfull and we would be too ! Duncan Branom
You hit the nail on the head. Out of all of those leads, the one that contacted you was the ONLY legit customer. I've cought on to their tactics. I only contact leads if they appear as new jobs. I stopped replying to direct messages asking for quotes. Specially since i was being charged over $20 per lead last month. I spent over $300 dollars in December alone. It went form $9 a lead to over $20 in Novenber and December.