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Inspiration - Tell us your story.

The most amazing part of my job? The stories I hear of other pros who have overcome great odds to find success. I started my cake business after my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I realized I might have to be the one to ... Read more
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Everything you wanted to know about tarot but were too afraid to ask (your spirit guide)

What are your readings like? I tap into that person’s energy field and let the energy guide where I lay the cards. I see and hear messages from spirit guides and get cues from that person’s past and future.  What I’m looking for is, A... Read more
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Too old to be a professor? Teach golf.

Kenneth Vaughn is a former restaurant industry executive turned academic who is now a full-time golf instructor. Learn how he’s hitting all his business shots at age 75. I graduated college at age 71 with a 4.0 and a PhD in American Po... Read more
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3 pros who fixed their Thumbtack profiles.

Great profiles win more jobs. Here’s how wedding officiant Kathleen Kraft, house cleaner Paige Rounds, and event DJ Rob Goldberg build a winning profile. Wedding officiant Kathleen uses a great headshot. Your headshot is the first thin... Read more
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New Beginnings

We began visiting our newly relocated daughter in 2014 and fell in love with Charlotte. During subsequent visits, I was contacted by Home Advisor in my then home state of Massachusetts. At about that time, I saw a Thumbtack ad and repl... Read more
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Utah Hair Stylist and Loving it!

Hi! I'm chelsee and I love doing hair, I have been doing it for 9 years I opened my business a year ago and I don't feel like I go to work I just go have fun and meet new people and make them feel beautiful! 
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My Thumbtack Experience

I've been with Thumbtack for almost five years now and own a small cleaning and catering businesses. One of my best memories is that I had the privilege to go to the White House with 60 other pros back in January of 2015. Prior to usin... Read more
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Thanks for the Gig, Dusti O

One good thing that came out of me attending the Thumbtack Pro event in Los Angeles was getting to meet @DustiO and @JasonB face to face. They actually seemed to be genuinely happy to meet me in person and thanked me for being so activ... Read more
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One follow-up trick that actually works.

  Closing a deal is all about maintaining your momentum. The easiest way to do that: give your customer a concrete next step. It’s one thing to tell a customer about your work — your follow-up should create the opportunity to show them... Read more
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An interview with Idaho wedding officiant, Dave Cavanaugh.

Dave Cavanaugh found Thumbtack planning his wedding, then used it to build his business as a wedding officiant. How? Dave left the tech industry to follow his heart and marry his dream woman in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The move coincided... Read more
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5 tips from Top Pro personal trainer Meghan Aro.

With over 97 percent of her clients coming through Thumbtack, personal trainer Meghan Aro knows how to win jobs on Thumbtack. Here’s what the Los Angeles-based industry veteran has learned about building an empire from scratch. 1. Lea... Read more
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