THUMBTACK USERS - I have tried very hard to get behind thumbtack and have been a user since 2016. I am a wedding photographer and used Thumbtack heavily go get clients and leads to start my business. When I started out it was a credit system. I didn't like the system but it got me infront of lots of clients. Then they switched to a monitary value at about $15 a lead and for no reason at all except in my opinion greed they shot their prices up to $40 - $50 a lead with no added benifit. I use Wedding Wire now and get way more serious leads and only pay about $100 a month and don't pay for leads or responses. The clients on thumbtack in my opion are window shoppers. They are not serious buyers and what I have found is that they are only out for the lowest price. So for thumbtack to charge a ridiculous amount for cheap leads made me stop responding or even sending out leads. THUMBTACK - If you don't cut your prices and work with us vendors in a more equal manner I feel they you are doomed to fail. You are only here because of us. We pay your bills and as you can see we are not happy... so shape up or ship out. One; you hide your prices under a view details tab and I think that is BS be upfront and stand behind your decision. Two; why arent we vendors on a membeship plan and get to respond to as many customers as we can so that both our customers and ourselves can make educated decisions and not feel forced to say yes to our customers or not respond at all and look unprofessional because we don't want to lose $50 on a dead lead. The ball is your court Thumbtack, either you clean house and give us a system that is consistent and affordable or I can guarantee you will lose at least me a loyal user. PS. I have met your Pro User requirments two years running and you still refuse to give me the badge. I have 5 stars 15 reviews and a solid storefront. I think it is very much like dangling a carrot in front of the donkey but you should know this ass kicks.
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