I don't even know where to start with this or even attempt to address that this person's expectations and budget is completely off base. I don't mind working with people with a budget of under $500.00, however, there has to be something TT can put into the request process when it comes to cost per time or service time. 12 hours of production work + time to organize media, import & transcode, Edit & Color Grade in Post, and final render. Easlily 48-72 hours worth of work, possibly more for others. It seems as though that clients searching for pro's are being led under false pretenses that since "under $500" is an option, that is what they will pay for a 12 hour Wedding Videography job. We're talking about $2000-$5000 dollars worth of work in the Wedding Industry for this particular request. It's seems to be spreading like wildfire.
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This article is very insightful for the upcoming future as a business owner and service provider. However, I have to agree with a lot of the other owners and vendors. A lot of the perspective clients I come across feel like a person just "window shopping" or no where near serious enough to embark on the service they are seeking. While we can expect everyone does their own due diligence, these "clients" end up costing us leads that go nowhere. Numerous times, I have been charged because a "client" cancelled a project. Is this a scam? No way for us vendors & pro's to know for sure. But thumbtack needs to do better, we appreciate the platform and what it offers, however their needs to be a better screening model for those seeking us and our industries.
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