I have stopped using Thumbtack since I was charged $12 for a quote; I did not even get hired. The woman said she had a lot going on right now and would get back to me in the future. I am a yoga and meditation teacher. I teach most days at yoga studios or the YMCA. I used to supplement these jobs with private lessons usually obtained thru Thumbtack or Lessons. Most people respond to about $40/hr lesson; if they don’t have space in their home, I have to rent space in a studio. The studio usually gets 1/3 of the fee. I would say I get hired thru Thumbtack about 1/3 of the time when I give quotes. Of those customers, only a few are repeat clients. Hopefully you can see that with gas and my time considered, the rate of anything over a couple bucks for a quote makes it a loss for me. I’m glad you are taking into account how many pros are in a given area. However, I have never been offered a free quote and yet I will get reminders from Thumbtack about a certain job and it will say 0 pros have given quotes. That doesn’t make sense to me.
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