What is the cost of Top Pro and the duration of the cost?
Can it wait until April payment/designation-badge when lawn maintenance/landscaping begins?
Is there constant monitoring (Example monthly or end-of-year monitoring) to see that Top Pro standards are still justified and can be taken off Top Pro status?
Is there survey that shows Statistical Success Difference for those with the Badge?
@greenmissionsOH, thanks for posting!
All great questions. Let me answer each:
1) There is no cost to becoming a Top Pro! We just ask that you meet three criteria:
2) We qualify new classes of Top Pros twice a year - once in January and once in July. In both cases, we're looking at your previous 12 months. So in July, we'll be looking at your stats on Thumbtack from July 2018 till July 2019. You can learn more about this part of the program here. And don't worry! July will be here before you know it, and we'll be rooting for you every step of the way!
3) We currently send a monthly Top Pro eligibility report that lets you know where you stand and whether you're set to qualify in the next cycle. Soon, we're going to add this information to your Insights tab, so that you can always see, for example, how many more reviews you need to make Top Pro.
4) The Top Pro badge is great for helping you stand out in search results. On average, customers are more than twice as likely to hire pros who have one. The badge shows that you’re consistently getting lots of great reviews and responding quickly to your customers. So customers know that you’re qualified and capable of getting their job done well. They will seek you out!
Hope that answers your questions! Thanks again for participating!
Will the Top Pro status cut down on the many leads that we receive that don't respond back to us? I would love to try and become a Top Pro if so!!
Unfortunately, it’s hard to guarantee that a customer will always respond back. But being a Top Pro definitely helps to signal to customers that you’re a very talented and capable pro who they should hire!
I get what’s frustrating about not getting a response.I send out a courtesy follow-up reply to see if they are still interested. If not, it is good to move on.
I realize customers are shopping around and I try to make myself as accessible as possible and let them know the value of selecting me. I will respond to a lead, give them a couple of weeks if they have not responded, and write again. If they don’t reply-- I move on
I understand not everyone will respond. It's frustrating when it's 1/20 and quite expensive at about $20 a piece. I have paid over $500 for one paying client. I love your Thumbtack platform I just think there's got to be a better way to charge us since there are so many non-responses. Thank you.
@Rapid1 if you're promoting your services then you'll receive a boost in your search results rank and a 20% discount in lead cost for being more readily available to customers. Another part of this is that you'll be making yourself more available to customers that use the filters to match with your preferences and then decide to reach out to you. The charge for these contacts will be immediate, but if you have certain ones that you're curious about you can check your payments page for your receipts and reach out to us in a direct message with any questions about specific customers.