Having perused the 10-12 comments ahead of mine, I totally agree with all of them. With the new "get charged when they reply" system, I have tried to move away from Thumbtack altogether. It's totally ridiculous and outrageously expensive. if someone replies to my introduction, I'm charged $25-$50 on average, and that is far from a guaranteed job/work. I have not been hired in months, and that's likely due to my fear of inviting a reply and getting charged and then never hearing from the client again. Was much better, though still costly, with the old system. At least if providers really wanted the job they could bid on it.
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