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TackMaster Guatamama
TackMaster

Starting over

I'm a single mom. Struggling to make ends meet. I went through a break up, new job and had to move my life and start all over. No furniture. I cried several times trying to figure it out. I work full time at a company that is in the same building as Thumbtack. Had no clue what Thumbtack was all about. One of my co workers was telling me this is how he earned money. I mentioned I would love cleaning and he says I should look into it. I downloaded the app. It took me a week to finally spend $60 to start looking for clients to clean their house. I was so scared I was going to lose my money and regert it because money was just so tight. I cant even explain how Thumbtack has changed my life. I actually have money in my account and am not living pay check to pay check anymore. The people I have met cleaning their house's have forever changed my life. I have met some amazing people. Also thanks Thumbtack employees for picking me to clean your house. Its such a blessing. I work a lot and I really enjoy what I do. 

Community Manager DustiO
Community Manager

Re: Starting over

@Guatamama You legitimately just made me cry. What an incredible story. What an incredible person!

Moderator Meckell
Moderator

Re: Starting over

@Guatamama this is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing. 

PWN
Level 4

Re: Starting over

Wow,..... Thanks and congrats! I'm an encouraged 2 time retrenchee with a career change into IT working for a startup that i deeply believed in until i was let go due to lack of project funding. I decided to save myself the repeat heartache of unemployment. I concentracted on my long time Architectural/ construction career under TT and work towards unlimited success. Anyways....thats a long story just to say thanks for your encouragement.

JenMilam
Level 5

Re: Inspiration

My ex-husband actually introduced me to Thumbtack.
As far as how my business has changed since joining ... there was no business before Thumbtack! Thanks solely to Thumbtack, I have this business and every day it is growing.
Moderator Meckell
Moderator

Re: Inspiration

Wow, such an inspiring story @JenMilam! I'm happy we've been a part of your success and wish you the best of luck with your business in 2019. Keep it up! 

Community Manager DustiO
Community Manager

Re: Inspiration

@JenMilam is my FAVE! Love your story, so happy for you!

DavidMf22
Level 4

Re: Inspiration

Moved my family to the Bay Area after securing a job. Within a month I lost my contract/job. With bills coming and my savings dwindling. I used almost all of it and bought my plumbing equipment. A step that I knew carried a big risk but I was confident. I Used traditional advertising at first and would do 2-4 jobs a week. Very disappointing. I came across a thumbtack ad on Facebook and despite negative reviews, I said screw it and let’s try it. I went from doing 2-4 jobs a week to 2-4 jobs A DAY!!!! I’ve had two 10kplus months and that’s because of thumbtack. I wouldn’t be in business without you guys. Also a shout out to my amazing customers! Makes my day when I get the “Your our Plumber!”
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Moderator Meckell
Moderator

Re: Inspiration

Absolutely amazing @DavidMf22. Thanks for sharing your story with us! 

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PlayDeep
Level 4

Re: Inspiration

I was inspired by the business my Grandfather started.  He built his business to the point where the majority of his existing client base provided him referals.  Thumbtack referals continues the tradition of client base trusted referals and is a fantastic referal partner.  Measuring the success of landed business from both Thumbtack direct referals and the refereals you receive from those clients are exceptional.  In the past five years our annual revenue grew 28% just from Thumbtack referal business alone.  It works!