While many businesses start over time, ours was realized on a "chance" with Thumbtack. While out of work unexpectedly, I recalled hearing about Thumbtack as a way to bid on jobs for prospective clients. I started a profile, and out of it, I now am a full-time handyman and cleaner.
Because of my success, my wife also uses her office skills to be a virtual assistant, resume writer, and editor through Thumbtack. We both can set our own schedules, and enjoy our work!
Just a note: If you're wondering if you want to use Thumbtack, know that you are your business. Customers expect and should receive quick, thoughtful, and honest responses.