@DJEddieB As a fellow DJ, I also don't like taking the 1 or 2 hours jobs, especially when I get someone in an hour drive or more from me. Even though I may have a city an hour from me listed in my preferences, I want to book a 4-6 hour wedding where the profit is worth it. I would even take a 3 hour party! But less than that, no way. I've had promote on for the past week, and the past 3-4 days, heard nothing from any customer. It's frustrating. As for the 5 things @Kameron listed, I've done all that as well as per the moderators and reps, (Been on Thumbtack for just over a year) even getting reviews is what I'm working on, received a couple more the past few weeks. With Promote on, what I don't like is receiving a conversation starter "What's your estimate". My prices are listed so it proves to me that they aren't looking at the profile. Or "Are you available" that's a good one..If I wasn't available, I wouldn't be shown to customer as dates are blocked off. So, yes we get charged for someone reaching out to us, and after receiving those conversation starters, we look at the profile and we can tell if that customer is a good fit for us, whatever the reason is(length of event, type of event, lead cost, etc). More than likely, those customers aren't good fit for us. Lower prices is one thing that I am thinking of doing. But how low do we go with prices to make a profit? So if we turn Promote on pause, we are being punished, not deliberatley, to be low on the search list, or not at all. And we have to work the Jobs tab almost 24/7. And with Promote on, we get charged like crazy, or not receive anything. @DJEddieBWhat do DJ's like you and I do, especially being the business for a long time?
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