Revbrian says "They say that TT hire rates are up" Well, if they are comparing the chance of me getting hired when perhaps 4 or 5 responded under the old pricing, to the chance of me getting hired if I'm the only one responding (because the other 3 or 4 are not actively using the new hidden-price, more expensive version of TT), then maybe so. But I'm still not biting on may of the possible projects. On the other hand, I could just blaze away, and then charge anyone who did hire me using TT a handling fee to cover the TT cost ...
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In days gone by (and, TT could wake up and return to that model): 1. I knew what I would be charged if my reply to a listing was interesting enough for someone to look at it and respond to me. That seemed reasonable; I could judge what I wanted to spend. 2. As I recall, there was a credit back if all they did was look but not follow up with a contact. Made me feel like my $10 investment was honored. 3. Now, it seems to be like $40 or so that I have to commit to spending, and TT will decide what it costs (with no notice to me) and take that cut if the prospective customer looks at what I sent, even if there is no follow up from them. 4. It had better be a pretty good prospective job for me to throw $40 at it. So, I'm a lot less likely to do anything with a TT listing that comes my way. Thus TT gets $0.00 from me, week in and week out. On the other hand, back in the $10/reply days, I might have spent $20-40 every few weeks. I guess $0.00 income, with the possibility of $40 once a month, seems better to TT than a semi-sure thing of perhaps $15 a week on average.
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