The new way of finding a pro looks great but as far as I'm concerned we still have the same issue. Pricing on the contractor end. We love the fact a potential client has a platform to find us, most of us liked the old way of pricing. There are so many factors that happen after we get the initial contact .Some of which don't result in obtaining the job. To pay a large fee isn't worth it. Plus, as I've said before I have not pasted on jobs because I was involved in a big job. I would like to be able to send a hello to all potential clients as a courtesy to say ...I am presently unavailable but please consider me for your next project, or if are not needing help immediately ,I'll be glad to discuss your furture project. Because a lot of times people are fishing. They are looking around to see if they can afford a designer, and they either may never use one or don't need one for months. But I have already paid for that lead.
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I'd like a way to say hi to potential clients and let them know I'm not presently available to help because of previous commitments. I feel it's not good for Thumbtack or for my business to not hear from anyone, when they are seeking our help. I don't want to pay to let them know I'm sorry I'm busy but if they are flexible I may be available shortly. As a designer I never know if any other designers have responded. I'd be happy if they found someone..but to have no one respond is not good for any of us.
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