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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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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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Meet Top Pro music teacher, Michelle Maves.

Michelle Maves is a professionally trained musician and teacher based in New York City. She and her husband run a tag-team tutoring program that includes music, SAT test prep and more. Here’s how she built her music school — and why s... Read more
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4 tips from franchise owner and Top Pro, Paige Rounds.

Siblings Paige and Dwight Rounds always dreamed of owning their own business. So when Paige’s contract at a tech firm ended and Dwight completed his service in the U.S. Air Force, the duo made the leap and moved home to Kansas, where ... Read more
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Turning a one-time $2,000 gig into a $20,000 customer

I photographed a job in my local market that came from Thumbtack. After seeing their high level of satisfaction, I mentioned that I would love to talk with them about future work, even if it meant outside my local area. They have 3 eve... Read more
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Meet music teacher, Vaughn Chung.

Vaughn Chung runs Chung Music Academy in Houston. Here’s how he built his business, as told to Thumbtack: My parents moved here from Vietnam during the war, and they brought music with them. But it was always something they did only i... Read more
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Meet photographer, Geraldine Oribhabor.

  Geraldine Oribhabor is a photographer based in Chicago. Here’s how she started over and built her photography career. It’s never too early to take charge of your life, to make bold moves.  I came here from Nigeria to finish medical ... Read more
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