I totally understand needing to pay for marketing (ie submitting Thumbtack quotes to potential clients) however I believe the price for professionals to quote should be much less and then charge a little more to the professional who gets the gig. In talking to others, I don’t think people looking for professionals know that we pay to send quotes! There are so many customers who are just throwing requests out there not realizing that we are paying a lot to respond to their quotes. I’ve stopped using Thumbtack as much especially when the price went up, because I felt like I was throwing my money at bogus potential clients. I would favor paying a small set fee (perhaps still tiered based on price of project) and willing to fork over a little more if I was actually hired by the customer.
... View more