The new pricing structure does not work for me. As a mobile notary I only charge around $40.00 for an appointment and I only receive one (maybe two) jobs near me that I would bid on each week. The lowest my weekly budget can be (according to Thumbtack) is $15.00, so my net per week would only be $25.00. If I get no requests then I would be at negative $15.00 for that week as the weekly budget does not carry over if no bids were sent. The previous pricing structure worked much better as I only paid if I got the job, and it was not so expensive. The new pricing structure may work for professionals that charge more for their services (i.e. painting, plumbing, etc.), but for someone who charges a minimal fee it just does not make financial sense anymore to use Thumbtack.
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