I think that you need to go back to a resonable set cost per lead like in the beginning. I also think that paying for the Lead once contacted was a great step but the increase of 4 to times the normal rate for a lead makes it harder to pull the trigger and place a bid. If you go back to a set cost as well as incorporate the no pay until contacted I think you will see pros chasing more leads since it will be feasible. It's hard to pursue a lead and pace a bid if you have no idea how much that lead is going to cost you. It significanly cuts into your profit if the job ends up being less detailed as the lead makes it sound. I also run into clients that will contact for explanation of a bid and then realize that the project cost is more then anticipated and decide not to continue. I have reduced my use of Thumbtack due to the high cost of leads and started pursuing other options whish is a shame because a lot of clients use Thumbtack to look for pros. Please take a hard look at lowering cost for leads as well as continuing the only pay if contacted portion that was implimented. Thanks.
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