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Hire A Pro Or Start A Business: Thumbtack Makes It Easy

Thumbtack Is Best Bet For Local Services
Written by Aric Mitchell

Want to hire a pro or start a business in your local market? Now with Thumbtack, you can.

By submitting your project needs, you can pull local quotes in 24 hours or less, thus using the power of the web to plan expenses, project end dates, and accomplish the tasks that you don’t have the time or manpower to do, all with a reach-out-and-touch-someone edge. 

Thumbtack breaks down the reasons you should use its service into four main categories: 

Multiple quotes: rather than taking the time and energy to lock down multiple quotes individually, you can get prices beamed to you discretely and without going to the trouble of forging multiple connections. This opens up category two…

Compare prices: by getting a broad cross-section of what private contractors are charging, you can instantly grasp what the market value is for a particular good or service. This also helps you know what to expect on a project’s overall budget. 

Verified reviews: Thumbtack has vowed to maintain the integrity of its reviews system by only allowing verified endorsements (or criticisms) to pass through its filter. This encourages contractors to do their very best work and also grants confidence to the buyer. 

Free-to-use: in other words, you don’t pay unless you enter into an agreement with a professional. There’s nothing to lose by signing up and checking out who and what services are available in your area.

Some of the popular categories where you can currently hire include DJs, wedding officiants, caterers, makeup artists, photo booth rentals, bartenders, florists, magicians, event photographers, face painting, hair styling, party rental supplies, music lessons, CPR training, and school tutoring. There are hundreds of areas, though, so don’t take that little rambling as exhaustive. 

You’ll find the full lists at these links: 

  • http://www.thumbtack.com/lessons
  • http://www.thumbtack.com/events
  • http://www.thumbtack.com/more-services
  • http://www.thumbtack.com/wellness

How It Works

Just enter in the service you need along with the zip code. This will take you to a more detailed questionnaire (still only one page). Once you’re done providing a few more details on the need, click “Send My Request,” and wait for the options to pile up. 

Each quote will include a price estimate, personalized message, contact information, verified reviews (if there are any), the professional’s website, and their full profile. 

Plus, if you can’t find the service you’re looking for, request one, so Thumbtack can see about adding providers. 

Last but not least, if you’re a professional-whatever, and you don’t know where to start in building your client base, Thumbtack can give you a pretty good idea. (Especially helpful for those of you who want to earn money on the side or start a business, but feel overwhelmed when it comes to getting started.) 

Click here to drop by the website and get started today.

About the author

Aric Mitchell

Aric Mitchell has work featured on both the web and in print. His crash time is spent writing short stories, novels, and articles with a horror edge, and helping brands manage their social media presence.