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Community Manager JasonB
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Future of Work -- what do you think?

Our resident economist, Lucas Puente, just posted this blog article about the Future of Work, including his thoughts on globalization, automation and technology.  Take a look!

https://www.thumbtack.com/blog/futureofwork/

Have a question, comment or opinion? Post it here, and Lucas will respond by the end of the week.

 

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Pat
Level 6

Re: Future of Work -- what do you think?

My business has been increasing steadily, through quality of work and customer service, leading to a lot of work of mouth work. I see this continuing.
Whether or not Thumbtack comes along for the ride.......that future a little more dismal.
GDBROG
Level 4

Re: Future of Work -- what do you think?

Unfortunately, I have the same thought. My customer base is steadily growing. Referral work is coming in more and more. Thumbtack customers are getting more expensive to acquire every day. Is it just me?
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Re: Future of Work -- what do you think?

The new TT quote procedures are terrible in my field of painting. No longer can send custom quotes. Thumbtack has, n / a, need more info., as the only quote that gets sent. Business has dropped big time through thumbtack. Word of mouth is still good for references. Not sure I will stick with thumbtack! Also I don't know what I'm being charged now, but it's about triple what it used to be!
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CLGPatrick
Level 7

Re: Future of Work -- what do you think?

This is an extremely deeply researched and intuitive article!  I really enjoyed reading it!  Something that really isn't noted is how fast entrepreneurs have to grow in order to keep up with the upward trends.

As a photographer, my skills have to keep evolving as well as my portfolio.  My portfolio is pretty great right now, but the client-base that will be shopping for photographers in the next five years may find my techniques outdated.  How they find me, contact me, sign my contracts, and pay me also has to evolve.  I've gone 100% digital with my contracts, use google voice phone number for customers to reach me with ease, and use websites like smugmug and squarespace to create beautiful portfolios for my prospecting visiters interested in my photography.  I even accept cash, check, credit card, debit card, venmo, paypal, and zelle to make it easier for customers to pay me. 

The growing market of entrepreneurs is beautiful and promising, but it also means saturation and high levels of competition.  Are you all ready for that?

Patrick Skinner
CLG Photography