Yes, that, too. So many potential clients have no idea what they're looking for. Risking the cost of bidding on a job that we may not even be remotely qualified/prepared for isn't conducive.
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I know I'm technically past the "deadline" date, but I thought I'd comment anyway. I am only commenting now because I randomly had someone review an old quote from a year ago, and then saw this invite for feedback. As you noticed, I said a year ago. That's the last time I consistently used Thumbtack because the pricing got so high that I couldn't remotely afford to use the site. When I was expected to pay something like $100 for a $300 gig, it was ludicrous. For smaller gigs, when I was competing with a few others with the same skillset, I was still expected to pay $15-$45 for gigs that might only wind up paying $100. But then I received notice that Thumbtack was opening up bids to more workers per job, and I just stopped logging in altogether. Who's stupid enough to PAY MONEY to have people VIEW your bid with possibly dozens of others also bidding on the same job? The cost you guys charged versus what we made was insane, especially with all the "just looking" folks who weren't even ready to actually hire a contractor. Maybe things have changed since then, but I've gotten more work through a free, unmainted Facebook page than I ever got through Thumbtack.
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