I agree. I expect 50% from my clients to cement a commitment. If the poster is serious enough to pay a small fee I dont think we would get so many flaky responses.
Yes! This is my biggest complaint too! I'm fine with paying for clients with genuine interest, but these leads seem bogus and such a waste of money!!
Yes,, and from the canned responses (we have an accounting service and they inevitably ask "When are you available?) and the fact that we always give our website URL and they don't show up on Google Analytics, we have come to the conclusion that we are dealing with Bots generated by someone for some purpose.
I have been using thumbtack since 2015. It was great when you bought credits. I would buy $80 worth and pay 1-3 credits per lead. Then they switched from credits to money and started charging $10-$15 per lead. I haven’t had a customer in over 6 months from thumbtack and am going to stop using them all together. It was great now it’s broken.