How do you make Thumbtack work for you? First, make sure you stand out to customers. Here’s a few of our favorite (and most effective) ways to improve your chances of getting hired:
- Complete your profile
- Get reviews from past customers
- Make a great first impression with your quote
Complete Your Profile
Your profile is the first place customers go to learn more about your business. A completed profile will not only help customers get to know you, but it will show off your experience and skills. Because of that, it’s important to make sure your profile stands out so customers have plenty of reasons to hire you.
Ready to complete your profile? Log in and go to your profile. From there, you can:
- Share your business background
- Answer a few questions about your business
- Add photos (or videos and audio)
- Ask for reviews from Thumbtack customers
- Ask for reviews from customers you met outside of Thumbtack
For more information on building your profile, see our articles on editing the credentials section of your profile, editing my profile picture, and editing the social media and website section of my profile.
Ask for Reviews
Reviews are a major factor customers consider when they decide who to hire. We’ve found that professionals who have at least 1 review get hired 66% more than those without reviews. And if you want to increase those odds even more, pros who have 5+ reviews get hired 75% more than pros without reviews.
This is why it’s a great idea to ask past and present customers (or associates) to leave reviews on your profile. Learn more about the different ways you can receive reviews in our articles Getting reviews from non-Thumbtack customers and Getting verified reviews from Thumbtack customers.
Make a Great First Impression with Your Quote
Customers will usually only reach out to the professionals who’ve sent friendly and detailed quote messages, so it’s key that the quotes you send give the same great impression you’d make in person.
To do this, try imagining your quote as the start of a conversation. Your quote message should:
- Draw the customer in and grab their interest.
- Be personalized and use their name.
- Explain what your price includes.
- Outline how your unique skills can help.
Once you get started, send multiple quotes to significantly increase your chances of being hired. Don’t give up even if you’ve sent several quotes and are still waiting to get hired. Chances are it’ll take as many as 10 quotes to land that big job, but when it happens we know it will be worth it.
You can also send follow-up messages to customers you’re really interested in working with. Sometimes that perseverance can be just the push the customer needs to hire you.
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