When we did our Q&A with Thumbtack Product Manager @CarsonP in July, many of you (@Laholt3, @HKrieger and many more) mentioned that you’d like to be able to highlight successful past projects. We heard you.
So today, we’re excited to announce that this feature is now live for many categories on Thumbtack! In our efforts to help pros like you stand out on Thumbtack, you can now highlight details from successful past projects on your profile (check out the screen shots below).
We hope you’ll take advantage of this new feature. Showcasing your past work on your profile helps customers get a full picture of what it’s like working with you and allows you to show off your track record of success. When you add a project, you can include things like how long it took, the general cost and size of the job, and a brief description of how the project turned out. This will help you better personalize your profile and give customers a clear idea of the experience and quality of work you provide.
Past projects is not yet available for all services on Thumbtack. If you think your service could benefit from this feature, let us know.
And to add past projects to your profile today, click here to learn more.
What do you think? Share your reactions to this new feature below. We'd love to hear from you.
I really can't opine to that, since I don't know how much clients engage with profiles. I'll say this a couple of years ago I started posting photos of jobs I got with your logo in my profile, some are still there. To be honestly blunt, my trust with you today has rapidly deminished, to the point that today I feel associating my name with TT is beginning to outweight the benefits, More important, this new feature doesn't address the bigger issues and bad changes TT c, and how it clearly is making things more difficult for everyone, and it's showing in my engagement with your platform, searching for a better one.
Again, I think you guys are burning down the house! I say that respectfully and with grave concern for all of us.
I really love the past projects showcase, it's what my customers cite most often as the reason I won the job (maybe I shouldn't give away that competitive information ;-). You could really help me out with a feature though. In customer conversations, I want to point them directly to a relevant past project and not just my profile. Especially as I put list more projects, it becomes unwieldy for a customer to find what I'm talking about.
Can each past project have a persistent URL? That way I can find the project and send the customer the direct link.
Thanks for your consideration.
Are you still required to enter in the "job cost"? I'd like to share projects with my customers however i do not want to be required to enter in what i did the job for. My prices can vary on so many factors depending on so many factors ( daily and weekly workload is a huge one to) and i also worry about putting up prices for my competition to see freely and give them a chance to under bid me. Any way of entering in a price range instead?
Great question @JSGDS you are required to enter the job cost and as of right now, there isn't the option to add a range. I'll be sure to note your concerns and submit your feedback. My recommendation for you would be to add a variety of different projects that all had different prices. That way, when customers look at your profile, they can see that the cost will range.
Thank you for the suggestion! I think Ill throw some projects up there; worse case scenario is I have to take them down if customers get confused because there project is going to cost more/less. Keep me in the loop for any changes!