hi Mark: I'm Reese. Just another member of this group. But I administrate an unofficial Facebook group of all types of Pro's.
Welcome to a very large club. The game plan of many: Minimize (but do NOT delete) your TT account activity, work hard at sourcing business from other places, and pray that TT executives come to their senses.
A new acronym? FHC, Formerly Happy Camper? Yes, a lot of us used to be happy-campers. Now, not so much.
Good luck, Reese T. Jan 13, 2020
@Implumbus @ReeseTee - I am in the same boat. I've been a Top Pro for years. But under this new system, I not only find myself not getting listed when I don't turn on "Targeting/Price Assurance/Whatever we are calling it this week" I find the people who are being listed don't even operate in my area. They are all in other states. The purpose of Thumbtack was supposed to be the virtual version of the local bulliten board where local businesses could advertise (Hence "Thumbtack"), but instead, local providers are being crowded out by national companies.
Also, the pricing has gotten so outrageous that a lead costs 25% of what I would make on the job.
I agree with everyone else. I was also a top pro, but haven't used Thumbtack in the past year. I recently started using it again, and I was listed as the 8th person on the pro list (graphic designer). If that isn't bad enough, each day I find I get pushed further and further down on the list. I did research on how to move up on the list. I did every suggestion that I could find, but nothing helps! How many people are going to scroll through multiple pages to find a designer?? Probably not many.