Hey everyone! I’m Jason, and I manage both the Online Community and the Top Pro program. You may have heard about Top Pro in our Newsletter or seen a Top Pro badge appear next to certain profiles in search results. And now I’m here with a couple of Thumbtack Top Pros, to answer any questions you might have about what it means to be a Top Pro and how to become one.
Here’s how the program works: twice a year -- in January and July -- we evaluate and announce a new class of Top Pros. These are the highest rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack. Only about 4% of Thumbtack professionals currently qualify for Top Pro status. If you’re named a Top Pro, you’ll earn the Top Pro badge on your profile, which helps you stand out to customers.
Now we want to hear from you. What questions do you have about becoming a Top Pro? What suggestions do you have for improving the program?
Here’s how to participate:
It's pretty simple how EVERYTHING works on Thumbtack. You don't have to have all the mumbo jumbo posts...
The more money you spend, the better/higher ranking you get. Plain and simple. It doesn't even matter how many times you get hired. Thumbtack thinks I have only been hired 6x although this number is much higher. I have been a top pro for a long time, took some time off Dec-Jan, Holiday season....Didn't "try" to get hired....meaning I did not spend the same amount of money on Thumbtack like normal during this time, now all of a sudden I am NOT a top pro anymore and hardly hear from potential customers.
Thumbtack will change again within the next few months
@Chubby Welcome back and I hope you had a great holiday! I just want to clarify that where you rank in the search results isn't directly related to how much you spend. Where you rank will be based on your Profile, Promoting your profile, Response time, Listing your prices, and Reviews.