This happened to me recently as well. I only signed up for Thumbtack as a Pro about 2 months, but when I did, I immediately got a flood of requests, I assume based off of my portoflio as well as my past clients leaving really helpful reviews about projects I worked on for them in the last year. However, I had a TT employee keep calling me asking me to pay extra $ down in advance ($300), so that I would have access to help from a TT representative that would help me with my profile. Once I answered and let him know politely that I was no longer interested, my profile COMPLETELY stopped showing up while searching for portrait photographers, wedding/event photographers, and engagement photography. I used to show up at the top, maybe number 7-9, now sometimes I do not even appear whatsoever, and I have NEVER hit my limit of weekly budgeting. Seems a bit coincidental if you ask me!
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