I do video production for businesses and non-profits. I don't do weddings or small personal projects. I've been on Thumbtack for about 2.5 years and I've seen a HUGE dip in the amount of leads that come in and the amount of gigs I've landed this summer (June - mid Aug).
I believe the main reason is that I set my budget minimum to $1500-$2500 back in May or whenever they first allowed us to do this. I've experimented with setting at $1000-$1500 in certain markets. But I haven't had much success so far.
I'm in 29 different markets so I feel I have a unique perspective on the landscape for videographers like myself on Thumbtack. I'm #1 in searches in 6 markets, and #2 in a few others.
I'd really like to see Thumbtack start advertising on LinkedIn or some other sites besides Facebook/Instagram. It seems like there are a lot of B2B service providers who aren't connecting with the right clients because Thumbtack seems to focus more of their marketing on the average Joe type client who is more budget concsious.
My last two Thumbtack hires where $14.5K and $9.5K gigs, so I know there are clients out there who have decent budgets, but it is few and far between.