Hi, Thumbtack! I agree that a contractor job quote, which could yield several thousand dollars income should not cost the same as a wedding musician quote, which would yield $200 income. My husband is a General Contractor on Thumbtack and we are paying the same prices to bid on leads through Thumbtack. The sad thing is, I charge a total of $200 to Perform for a wedding and sometimes I’m charged $50 for a lead that does not pan out! I can’t afford that! I only work 1 to 2 days a week on music gigs! Customers typically do not want music Monday through Friday when they are Working! Occasionally Friday evening, but most of my jobs are only 2 days a week, Saturday or Sunday! My contractor husband can potentially work 5 days a week or more! And his total income is higher than mine! I especially like being charged $50 when a customer responds with “Sorry, We have decided to hire another musician” or “Sorry, we have decided to take another route”.
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