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Some Problems in the TT Search System

My last post was deleted, so I'll try to get more specific in hopes that someone at Thumbtack will actually pay attention to the severe problems with their design and address them.I was a top pro (pretty much at will) for a number of y... Read more
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Clients asking to much for little

does it pay to respond to clients who wish to pay a small amount for a large service? i've found that sometimes once a menu is sent to client they will often go above their stated budget, but this far and few... i think there are servi... Read more
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Thumbtack's 2019 Video Production Costs article is very unrealistic

I'm reading this article: https://www.thumbtack.com/p/video-production-costThumbtack is setting a bad precedent/series of expectations with these video costs they list. It's no wonder Thumbtack customers try to under-pay for these type... Read more
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San Francisco

I would love to start an in person San Francisco home helpers support group for anyone who does organizing, moving, or Home Maintenance jobs. If you would be interested in such a group I'm going to try putting my phone number here caus... Read more
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Be Careful of this

Hello Anyone! One of the things that we as business owners and operators need to be careful with is the "pendulum swing" to our businesses. I go through this a lot! At one point, things are going great. I am enrolling newer music stude... Read more
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I believe that Thumbtacks "Ranking" system is unethical

I'm having a problem, and I don't seem to be able to get the Thumbtack administration to consider that their algorithm system is unethical.  I have been a Thumbtack Dog Training Professional with Thumbttack since 2015.  In July of 2015... Read more
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Another tip . . . asking students about their goals

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 song they would like to learn to play... Read more
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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 read over my profile so I don't want... Read more
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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 pass on our complaints and suggestg... Read more
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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 profession as a private yoga instru... Read more
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