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A(nother) Real Quote That Got the Pro Hired

When Miranda Sutphen, a photographer in Georgia, first discovered Thumbtack, she thought, “I’m going to pay someone to give them a quote? That seems backwards.” But she tried it anyway - and landed a job three hours later. “It all snowballed from there,” says Sutphen. She’s since been hired fifteen times on Thumbtack. But she did struggle to find the right wording for her messages. Her original ...

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How To Hire a Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

Every bride wants to glow at her wedding. But most of us need a little cosmetic help. Even if you’re the eyeliner master, hiring a professional eases stress and allows you to relax. We interviewed ...

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10 Interior Design Mistakes To Avoid

If you've never built a room from carpet to ceiling rail, here's how to avoid the ten most common interior design mistakes waiting to trap the unwary. (Or you can stop reading now and just hire a ...

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How To Hire a Caterer For Your Wedding

Yes, you could ask your aunt Hilda to bake her famous lasagna for your wedding reception, but she may not be equipped to wrangle pasta for 200 people. Instead of begging a relative to spend three days ...

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund if You Plan to Sell Your Home This Spring

Doing your taxes isn’t fun, but getting a refund is! For the past five years, the average tax refund has hovered around $3,000, which is plenty of money to spend on a shiny new gadget or a trip to an ...

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An Update on Credit Purchases

At Thumbtack, we're always trying to improve the experience for professionals because we don't succeed if they don't succeed. But we don’t always get it right. Last week was one of those times. ...

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Product Update: Purchasing Thumbtack Credits

The below post references product changes that are no longer accurate as of 3/26/2015. An update can be found here. ...

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How to Write the Perfect Thumbtack Quote

Think of the last time someone helped you out in a way that felt like they understood precisely what you needed and were willing to do whatever it took to deliver. How did they act? What did they say? ...

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A Real Quote on Thumbtack That Got the Pro Hired

Colorado Entertainer Velvet Coleman has been hired 32 times on Thumbtack. Her well-crafted intro messages ensure potential customers understand the magic of her fun children's company. Here’s the ...

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Get Hired: The Art of Landing a Job Through Messages

We know you understand how to craft an informative and enticing customer message, because you’re just that good. But if you’re still not hearing back from potential clients as often as you’d like, we ...

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Stephanie Merwin Plans Her Wedding Using Thumbtack

Stephanie Merwin Osh Kosh, Wisconsin Married October 11, 2014 With just a few months before the big day, Stephanie Merwin didn’t have much time to plan her wedding. “It all happened so fast – ...

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