I’ve been very disappointed with Thumbtack in 2018 when the automatic bids came out. As a photographer it’s been hard to get quality quotes that aren’t people just bargain shopping for cheap services. I used to get lots of clients through TT but the switch in bids meant I mainly saw cheap quotes, which do not match my services and pricing. Or I saw requests with no price listed and I didn’t want to quote services if they were just those bargain shoppers. So I’d like to know more about the ranking process allowing people to more directly see me and my company on TT. Are we able to stand out based on professionalism- like my services cost more but I’m licensed, have won international photography awards, and practice newborn safety for my sessions. So I’m not a “hobby” photographer, if that makes sense. How do we compete in the rankings outside of price or differentiate quality levels of services?
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