I have been quite successful on Thumbtack the past 2 years or so and attribute much of the success of my business to them. That being said as far as setting prices and knowing what to charge, I am in the Finish Carpentry business and from my experience and trying different techniques I have learned that Most of the jobs I bid on do not include all of the details I need to provide an accurate price point. Most of the time and I say 95% of the time I do not provide pricing because of that. My goal given my confidence in my ability to speak with and interact with my potential clients is to have a one on one with them through an initial conversation that I mention in the initial quote, that I would like to discuss further details with them on there project. Once I am able to speak with them I know I have my foot in the door and a much better chance to land the job then my competitors. During that initial conversation I set up a day and time to provide a free in home estimate even if I have all the details I need for the project to bid on. I do this because I know 90% of the time once I meet with them and showcase myself in person and my clients see how professional I am and how comfortable I can make them by choosing my services over others. I rarely lose out to other pros and being that I have reached top pro status this has further helped my business and I thank thumbtack for rewarding us pros for the hard work we do and the level of service we provide to our clients. Hopefully this helps. This isnt a must do for all pros but it's what has worked for me through trial and error. There has been some frustrating times early on but over time you begin to learn how and what works and what doesnt. Word to the wise is dont rely solely on Thumbtack for your business. Its a great platform and you can be very successful but you must branch out and try different techniques like networking or creative advertising or using Google my business so clients can find you. I know all of what ive said this far doesnt relate to pricing but I thought this tid bit of info can help you going forward. Thanks for reading..
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