I'm just starting out with Thumbtack offering my service to do portraits in oils. My profile states clearly what I do and the limitations or restrictions I offer. I got my first lead but there was a note that said 'This isn’t one of your typical jobs, so review the details more closely.' Well, I looked at what the prospective client wants and it seemed to a close enough match so I clicked on bidding for it. I was charged a bit over $8. But how does one know how serious the client is? I see under insights that 3 other pros haven't responded and one other than me has. How long does the request stay up for people to bid on? Does it stay up until either a pro gets the job or the client pulls out and decides not to do it after all?
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