Hey tt want to explain why my post was removed from this thread. You claimed it violated community guidelines and yet criticism is welcomed. FUN FACT is what I did post. If you don't like hearing that many of us pros are unhappy with many changes you are doing with us and not with possible leads as well then maybe you should not ask our opinion at all then. I gave a reason that this new system is not a benefit for so many, what possible leads usually are on a day by day basis (85-90% non existant), I even gave a couple suggestions that could had been looked at that may had been a bit of a help to maybe utilize for both pros and leads. But I guess TT hates hearing that they are not taking all criticism to thought. Also thumbtack I have noticed a raise in my lead prices and HECK NO I am not sending quotes, my profits would be almost nothing. It's very sad, I actually liked thumbtack, saw how good it could had been or could still be but sadly I don't see it getting there any time soon and am not going to waste almost $30 on a lead. I have kids to feed, I am not wasting any profit on your site.
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I have been reading replies for a while and staying quiet as all other pros have been expressing how I feel about Thumbtack currently with this rediculous change. Thumbtack this is horrible, you really are not listening to your pros or myself and the video really shows this to us. Fun Fact: we don't care about your background and where you lived and grew up but want actual change for us who want answers and fair lead to pro outcomes. Even in a rescent email support and myself have been sending back and forth you are catering to clients and making it easier and afordable for them and not the pro. I get it, I would want finding the right pro for the job easy also, but the charges and the way you are charging us is really rediculous. I have noticed since couple days ago a BIG increase in leads all of a sudden for face painting jobs but in wanting to put out quotes I am getting charged anything of $15-$30 or more per job. I have also noticed prices are never the same, a job 1-10 ppl have a pricing of $9-$30 and this for a single face appointment which I have been declining because I do not want to pay out my profits, jobs that are 11-20 are costing anything of $15 and up. Even though you clain prices are accounted by the amount of pros available (which is crap) and if the "lead" is a sure hire (no way for you to even figure that out unless they actually hire) is just you trying to gouge pros trying to make a profit and make a living. I even replied to Support that "leads" being given conversation starters should be taken away as they click "are you available on my date?" Obviously if I am quoting you for your event but I answer professionally and POOF client gone and never heard from again. Some leads are creating multiple requests for the same job and in turn charging us twice when they respond. Really non of us pros are against paying for the quote, the old system you had was better for me to track my budget and how much I was spending for my line of work. This new system, even though I have a budget is charging me right away when I get a "hello" response and I have noticed my budget is now void. I am in agreement that potential clients should bare some of this charge since a good 90% of mine are non existant after 1 response or just looking for info and this TT calls an interested potential lead, that's a laugh. Currently I am dissapointed that TT does not try to implement some of the suggestions we are asking you to try out and see if this works better for the pros and the clients alike. Charging for the quote that lands the job would be a better solution since they would
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