I really appreciate the opportunity that Thumbtack provides. However, I preferred the old system greatly to the new system. While I may not have heard back from many of the leads that were listed I had control over what I persued and what I didn't, and asca result my income from Thumbtack leads was massively greater than it is now with the new system. My field of expertise is extremely subjective and very difficult to value. The size of the project has less to do with the value than the content. So it can be hard to evaluate from the outside. I don't like the lack of control created by Thumbtack deciding which projects I am exposed to. So specific to your question about pricing, I preferred the $6 bid over the value charge. I was happy to spend $30 on 5 bids and not hear anything back over $20 for one bid that I don't win. At least I had the opportunity to approach the clients and that resulted in an incredible income jump, which has now largely disappeared.
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