How about this, why doesn't Thumbtack give us a higher discounted rate. For example, instead of giving 20% off why not receive 40% off for being promoted. If the client contacts you then give the Pro's 20% off. Look after the pro and actually care more for us seeing how we are the ones keeping them in business.
@TB Thanks for sharing the idea. I want you to know that we realize pros are very much an integral part to Thumbtack and it's success. I'll make sure to pass along your thoughts about a possible 40% discount.
I agree with the sentiment of paying after the promoted job is accepted. from what i can tell, often a customer is looking at several pros anyway. if i don't want to enter into a blind bidding war with the other pros for a job. i shouldn't pay for the lead.