I have found myself to be in the same boat as what sounds like nearly everyone else. Thumbtack was integral part of my business almost since I started 3 years ago, with multiple leads a week, correspondence with my target market, successful jobs, etc. I was a Top Pro all last year, but don't think I've had a single job lead that resulted in getting hired since before Thanksgiving. Most of the jobs in the last several weeks I don't even respond to because the price to quote is so high that it's not possible to make a decent profit. I have specialized in small handyman jobs and when it costs more than $10 a job to even express interest, there's no money to be made in that. I am extremely disappointed in the direction that TT has chosen to take the platform--WHY RUIN A GOOD THING? I would echo much of what has already been said. Thumbtack has gone from being one of the best lead generation services on the market to basically nothing more than an overpriced Yelp listing with little to no effective results.
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