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topic id 25265: Pricing
topic id 24883: The purpose of promotion and set your budget in advance
topic id 22503: Leads
topic id 26197: Paying twice for the same lead
topic id 22064: Questionable leads
topic id 14288: Declined "Leads" charged
topic id 19454: Marketing Executive From Thumbtack Chooses Promoted Lead, Then Radio Silence
topic id 18206: New Model?
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DustiO

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 real...
by Community Manager DustiO Community Manager 03-25-2019
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VideoTerry

Packaged Services

Today, I learned about something called "Packaged Services" where you can pre-pay for, say, as little as $200 and get $400 in bidding value (my term). Is this true? This is as close to the old "credit...
by VideoTerry Level 6 06-10-2019
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jcp

Monthly Totals - what are your numbers?

What were your totals for April? I want to know how other Top Pros are doing. I spent $216 with TT - 17 leads over three service categories I offer. 7 ghosted me - 1 posted twice and contact 14 pros b...
by jcp Level 9 05-20-2019
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pgrether

Another tip . . .

Here is another thing that I do as a music teacher. I really encourage students to play a major role in their own learning. I get a lot of confusing responses from this. I will ask the student what so...
by pgrether Level 6 05-15-2019
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pgrether

When Starting New Students

One of the things that I do is I will meet with the new student personally. If there is a need for the parent, then they must be present! I do not send over some one else for this meeting. They have r...
by pgrether Level 6 05-13-2019
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pgrether

Hello!

Hi i just want to introduce myself. My name is Paul Grether. I have been involved with TT for almost 6 years and I am a music teacher. In August i went fulltime as a result of pursuing my passion of p...
by pgrether Level 6 05-02-2019
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Digitalwhims

The Pro Lounge... Beneficial To The Pro's ?

I think we are ragging on the Moderators too much. While I think they are as frustrated as we are with the lack of progress, it would be refreshing to hear them admit it. I think they honestly try to ...
by Digitalwhims Level 6 05-01-2019
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feroxyoga

How Do You Stay Safe?

My fellow yoga teachers, plumbers, massage therapists, anyone who does house calls, how do you ensure that before going to a client's house, that you are not walking into a dangerous situation?In my p...
by feroxyoga Level 4 04-05-2019
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Kameron

San Francisco pros - give us your feedback!

Hey pros at our San Francisco meetup, we want to know what's on your mind!   At Thumbtack, we like to keep track of what's going well using a #loveit and what we could improve using a #could...
by Moderator Kameron Moderator 03-22-2019
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cwoodstair

Jason B. Help with my request for C-6 Contractors

Why did you delete one of my requests A C-6 Contractor in California can contract stair work. Read attached letter. Your system won't let me rotate picture. So tilt your head and readEmail from CSLB
by cwoodstair Level 6 03-16-2019
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V-Sing

Why have travel preferences been removed from filters?

Why have travel preferences been removed from filters?  This makes leads far lower in quality.  I keep getting leads that think I am local and I am paying for them too.  One was ready to book and then...
by V-Sing Level 5 02-25-2019
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