It’s been a big year for Yolanda Fraction. She got married, moved into her first home and launched a small tutoring business — and she did it all using Thumbtack. Here’s how.
Like so many other brides, Yolanda’s wedding planning began in an overcrowded conference center.“I would go to the wedding expos to find what I wanted and walk away with nothing except the feeling of being incredibly overwhelmed,” says Yolanda.
“There was so much research to do about all of the vendors: their prices, their work, their availability. I was the one chasing down all of the information and I didn’t know where to start.”
In the end, Yolanda turned to Thumbtack and hired everything from a DJ to a wedding planner in less than a month. “I don’t think I could have found the same quality of pros anywhere else. Thumbtack gave me access to a number of small business professionals who were just starting up. They were really good quality, and because they were new to the game they were affordable,” explained Yolanda.
Building a Home
A few months after their wedding, Yolanda and her husband moved into their first home. Once again, they turned to Thumbtack; this time for everything from moving boxes to decorating their new space.
“Unlike places where you go to just look at reviews, the pros you hire on Thumbtack can be there as soon as you need them. Availability sets Thumbtack apart. When I decided I had underestimated how much I had to do to get ready for our move, I hired a packer. They came on the same day.”
Starting a Business on Thumbtack
“I started an online tutoring service in January, and my first two clients were from Thumbtack,” Yolanda explained. “Knowing what a customer will expect, I go in and provide as much information as I can. I uploaded photos and videos right away.”
As she continues to grow her business, Yolanda is still using Thumbtack in her day-to-day.
“Having accomplished so much in one year—I got married, I moved, and now I’m planning to start a family—it’s been a whirlwind. Thumbtack has been key to keeping it all together. I needed a tool that would help me get everything done all in one place at the same time, and that’s what Thumbtack has been for me.”
Photos courtesy of Yolanda Fraction.