Millions of customers come to Thumbtack each year looking to hire the right professionals to accomplish personal projects – and hundreds of thousands of pros have signed up to find these customers and grow their business.
So as a pro, how do you make your profile and bids stand out so you win more customers?
Here are 5 simple and proven things you can do to win more business with Thumbtack:
Add a really great photo to your profile.
If your business is home improvement, add a picture of you and your crew at a job site. If you’re a wedding planner, include a shot of you on location. If you teach some sort of lessons, include a shot of your studio. You get the idea. A photo really is worth a thousand words and pros with a profile photo on Thumbtack are hired 40% more than those without a photo.
Increase your customer reviews.
If you haven’t worked with many customers yet on Thumbtack, invite your favorite past customers to give you a review. Pros with at least 3 reviews get hired 60% more than pros with fewer than 3 reviews. Pros with at least 1 review get hired 70% more than those without reviews.
Be professional and friendly in your quotes.
Imagine your quote as the beginning of a conversation. Address the customer by name, thank him or her for the opportunity, and call out any additional services that make your business special. A little friendliness goes a long way to making your quote more memorable.
Clearly state your rate and explain the estimate.
Clearly list your hourly rate if you have one, and estimate the hours the job will likely take. Include details on any extra services you offer and provide rates for those options as well.
Always mark yourself as “Hired” when you’re selected for a job.
The number of times you are marked as hired is featured prominently on your Thumbtack profile – so click on the red “Hired” button on right-hand side of the dashboard to give yourself credit when you take on a new project.
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