I earned a fee of $25 for an introductory dog training lesson. You took $10 of that, or 40%. That is way too high for either a commission or for the cost for one lead--whatever you want too call it, I call it TOO HIGH. This is very off-putting. I don't submit nearly the same number of quotes for Thunktack as I used to. Reason: (1) I never know how much I am going to be charged IN ADVANCE (sorry, but your do NOT have pricing transparency--you just say that you do--which is dishonest); (2) Whatever you charge has always been too high. In the scenario cited above, I also had to figure in the cost of gas, wear and tear on my vehicle, etc. I'm lucky if I netted $10 for the one hour appointment and the 30 minute drive time each way. Bottom line, I made about $5.00 per hour, thanks to your exhorbitant fee. You need to get your act together soon, because you are going to lose your lower end providers like mysel;f. It is simply too costly to do business with you. I am not in business to lose money, but with your "service" I always manage to. Rebut this if you can, but there is no way you can justify such high fees.
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Carson: Thanks for the heads up. ThumbTack keeps improving its service, so I look forward to seeing how this new showcase will work. My suggestion is to role it out first, then have pros like myself critique it. My only suggestion is to make it AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE with lots of check-the-box options, etc.--nothing complicated, or it won't get used. Good luck, and look forward to seeing the "new" ThumbTack.
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