Thumbtack is trying to force Pros into doing pricing that doesn't fit their business; each customer and situation is different. They also, make you pay to respond to a message a customer has sent you by asking you to pay to quote.
Why pay to quote if it's only a message and you can't see it.
They have tripled their fee for quoting customers, and using us. Without the Pros they wouldn't have a business; charge to customer to contact us!!!!!!
All I know is with your current Pricing it's only benifiting Thumbtack I own a pest control company and you current quote price for Bed Bugs is over $22 per quote I may give out three or four before I get one so that's around $100 before I start making any money. Here's my opinion if it's sold you charge us we a forced to give a price to the customers most of them don't respond after you have gave them a price but of course you are getting paid. You are one step below Home Advisor and they are to much $18 to $22 & up per quote for just a simple pest estimate for Ants etc. Don't think I'll be hanging much longer & I don't want to hear be more competitive. Thanks Jim
Yes we should get funded back.
I have a client who reached out to me through this new format.
He stated: lets setup a time to chat
I did. Gave him my number
day 1 went by - I replied back 'when is a good time for you'
day two: nothing
day three: he stated Friday would be good
Friday: I replied I am available, just shoot me a time?
nothing. Not reply.
I am still waiting for the client who contacted me. There should be a time limit.
I should not be charged, until I am actually hired.
Stop ripping off the Freelancers!