For a photobooth - pricing doesn't vary based on number of people or type of event. Pricing varies based on time of day. Most leads are costing between 6-10% of the job price which is very high. The old pricing methods of credits seemed to work much better. I would actually bid on more projects as I have to be very, very choosy in what I do bid on. Thumbtack has a reputation of clients that just want the lowest price and clients that really have no clue on how much services cost. I pass on a lot of events because I don't want a client to contact me because I am going to be out of their price range, or they don't know what they are requesting. For example, there will be a client request for a party for less than 50 people that want services for 4 hours. There is no way to explain to them that they don't need that much time without paying for it. In most cases I am spending over $200 a month for one booking. Or I will have indepth conversations with a client about the services, they are ready to go, then I never hear from them again. I would rather spend money elsewhere.
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