Unfortunately I've found most job opportunities offered through Thumbtack to be a waste of time, specifically because Thumbtack doesn't demand a job description from the potential employer, just a rather mild "request". I've found that about 75% of these folks don't offer the least bit of information, leaving me to guess as to whether I should gamble and reply to their request or not. For the most part I don't waste my time. And now that Thumbtack has greatly increased their fees (from roughly $8 a year ago to now $18) there's really no incentive whatsoever to reply as it usually means no new work and I'm $18 broker. Perhaps this works for less individualized occupations, but for something as unique as an artistic point of view (fo example, even something as basic as a photorealistic approach to a humorous caricature style), it's absolutely critical to demand more information of the "employer".
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