I would say, as I skimmed through some of the other responses, that I am on the same page as many other pros. Now with instant match, I get far fewer jobs on Thumbtack and I am paying A LOT more. For example, for a design consult and they only want help with accessories and artwork, my initial fee to walk in the door is only $100 and the fee was $33 and some odd change, a big difference from only $3-$6. Also, newsflash, just because a potential customer contacts me does not mean that I have been hired, yet I still pay the $33 just for a customer sending an inquiry message. This has become a whole lot more like HomeAdvisor; which is NOT a good thing, I will stick it out for the remainder of the year to see if my ROI is good but if not, I will drop Thumbtack.
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