May has been a complete dead end for my company on thumbtack.
These new fee's twist the knife as well.
I pick up my phone to bid, and end up not bidding because I don't know who or how much I'm gambling.
Crazy. Dunno how I'm gonna be able to fill gaps like I used to.
Just curious, after reading your update, have you had any bookings? I sure haven't. Instant match is turned off because I can't afford to be charged $18 for a two sentence exchange. So the people I do reach out to, have still been quoted by 15 plus people. Sorry but the last time I had the option of 15 plus, my brain checked out and I was done. You spent more money in one month with no jobs, but Thumbtack will tell you those contacts are more valuable. This whole thing has been such a pain, it's really sad for people who used Thumbtack primarily for clients.
I booked one this past weekend but still really not worth it to me...I've already been charged $40 this month (and it's only June 5th!) with one booking...even if I book one every week...I am not okay with paying $20 to communicate with a potential lead who may or may not book. Just not practical.
Unfortunately I have stopped quoting through Thumbtack, because it is to our disadvantage. I used to quote all the time with the old credit method and found good clients. Now I have stopped because I can't afford to pay $40.00 for one contact who wants to get a price estimate and make their wedding budget using my information.