Welcome to the Community @jsph1776. I looked into your account and I see that you have the advanced setting on to Suggest jobs near my travel area. To turn this off you just need to log into your account, go to your services and scroll down to advanced settings. Let me know if you have any questions!
Hi, @jsph1776 there have been a few changes since we spoke last. There is now only one advanced setting; Suggest jobs related to my services, which is located in your Jobs tab. That is turned off. In your Jobs tab, we will send you jobs that are up to 150 miles away. We do this because we want to give you more opportunities to quote on more jobs. If the job isn't something you're interested in, go ahead and pass on it. Feel free to reach out with any other questions.
No, you can't, unless you use promote. That's why those of us that don't, because we can't afford to, get useless leads hundreds of miles away.
Even when I Promote, I get useless leads in my Jobs Tab. As I've stated before, I will NOT travel 150+ miiles for a DJ gig. I dont know of any Pro who will travel that far for jobs. Would anyone from Thumbtack travel that far to get to their job? This is my opinion, and it may get edited/deleted, but I feel that Jobs Tab leads are just their way of saying "see, we are sending you jobs".
And using Promote as a trial right now, I've had no leads in my inbox for over 2 weeks, and counting..Hoping things change very soon.
@Mojo1234 when promoting and setting your preferences one of the options that you'll go through is your desired travel area. Setting your preferences will tell us which type of leads you'll always want and where you'll want to be shown in the search results to customers. You will pay up front for the leads that reach out to you directly, but you'll receive a 20% discount and a rank boost as well. To learn more about setting your preferences, check out this page HERE.
The jobs shown to you in the Jobs Tab are a secondary way to meet customers and will still be a wider distance and variety of jobs for you to pick and choose to quote on. The jobs shown there are cases where a customer has already directly reached out to a pro from the search results, but that you can express interest as well. The main way pros are getting hired is by buidling their profile, setting their preferences, showing up in search results, and responding quickly to those new leads in their inbox.