If I understand correclty, TT is now putting more onice on the potential client ( the requestor ) to engage with us, first ? So, intead of us needing to react to leads instantly, the client chooses first ? How many Pros will they see ? How are we supposed to differentiate ourselves from our competition as the client see us ? Will it cost more ? I am a Pro Commercial Photographer. I cannot put a quote on jobs until I know ALL the details. How will not having upfront quotes ( as to comparing values vs other Pros ) effect how a clietn sees and decides who to contact ?
I'm not happy about this change at all. I would like the opportunity to review the potential client's needs, and decide for myself whether or not they are a good match. Even if that customer reaches out to me, I should have a simple option of declining the lead without being charged. If I choose to start communicating with them, then you can charge me.
Most of the job notifications that I get for tutoring are too far away. When I click the readjust the coverage area that I will work with customers, didn't work. I like the change to the way we will get customers referred and I hope that that will elimate getting potential customers that don't fit what I am looking for.
@lynb if your travel preferences have "customers travel to me" as a listed option then customers will set their radius when searching and be able to contact you. Your travel radius will only be in effect for jobs where you travel to the customer. However, I have heard from some pros that their travel radius is something they'd like to be in effect for both and will forward that feedback on for you as well.
My concern is I'm a one man operation I don't want more than I can handle and I only want jobs in my area.I'm a plumber and prefer the customer buy there parts but will if needed. I don't, do septic tank installations or have a pump truck to service them.
@Randall first I'd be sure that your travel preferences are set to you traveling to your customers only.
Next would be to visit your Services page and check at the bottom of the page under Advanced Settings, be sure that "suggest jobs near my travel area" and "suggest jobs related to my services" are turned off.
Last would be to verify under your preferences that you don't have septic tank installations or pump truck to service selected if they are an option. If you need help with these feel free to reach out to me in a direct message.
I can't decide if I like this idea of not. My only concern is that customers are coming on and messaging all the pros at once or clicking "I'm interested" on everyone just to see the lowest price. I do like the idea of the customers seeing my profile liking it and choosing to reach out to me. But I'm not sure if the customer is just quickly clicking "I'm interested" for all the pros in my area.