As many of you know, we launched an exciting new project earlier this year, called TackMaster. The TackMaster program is part of our larger efforts to connect our pros to each other, and to Thumbtack, to help them build thriving businesses, together.
Our TackMasters are our ambassadors on the ground - hosting meet-ups in their hometowns, supporting other Thumbtack pros, building networks, creating collaborations, forging lasting friendships, hearing your voices, and bringing those voices to Thumbtack.
TackMasters are business owners, just like each of you. They wear all the hats. They hustle. They work hard. And they go above and beyond to make their communities stronger and better. This project truly is one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of. I think of this quote:
“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone. And whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”
So many beautiful threads have been woven into my tapestry by Thumbtack pros and by their incredible stories. Here are just some of the amazing people we’ve met this year at TackMaster meet-ups.
We’re excited to be adding a TackMaster board to our online community. This is a place for our TackMasters to bounce ideas off of one another, support each other, and be inspired. It is also a place where you can reach out to the TackMaster in your area - if you’d like to attend a meet-up, have ideas for events, or need advice on local resources.
If you don’t see a TackMaster in your area, and are interested in joining, you can read a little more about what it means to be a TackMaster here and fill out an application here.
@vaughn - Houston, TX @ChefPaulStaley - Seattle, WA @ontherockies - Denver, CO @perrysto - Las Vegas, NV @jbelden - Atlanta, GA @DrG - Chicago, IL @LZDNVG - Philadelphia, PA @CapitalDeeJays - Washington, DC @Producify - Miami, FL @Ksphoto - Charlotte, NC @GreyBugPhoto - San Antonio, TX @ramiehaas - Kansas City, MO @LVphotog - San Diego, CA @goodforkcaterer - Smyrna, GA @MicMell - Atlanta, GA @emcphoto - Chicago, IL @Guatamama - SLC, UT
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@DustiO I am confident in my pricing strategy. Always have been. That's not my point & not why I brought this up. You've taken what I've posted out of context. Plus, you didn't answer my question about why the lowest price pro doesn’t have a gray meaningless line. It’s blank. So I guess in a roundabout way your telling me without actually saying it that no change will be made here or even considered. The real issue here is the budget question which needs to go away rapidly. Your TT customers have unrealistic budgets when they submit a request. I have a job request in my queue now for a 9-hour DJ event. The customers budget selection? $400-$500. See for yourself. https://www.thumbtack.com/request/mpe5qrf1?service_id=vMH3RWxKOICwfg&syndicated_category=114393707196743940 There is no way in heck that I will submit a quote on this & waste my money because the customer has no idea what in this case a DJ service charges. That's TT's job. To educate their customers on what they should expect to pay for a service. The TT customer shouldn't be telling the service pro what they want to pay. This TT customer's budget comes nowhere close to what I would charge for an event of that length if I was so inclined to do a 9 hour DJ event which I wouldn't be. Yes, I passed on this ridiculous request. I made a great suggestion to get rid of the budget question https://community.thumbtack.com/t5/Find-more-jobs/The-Budget-Question-Has-Changed/td-p/26906/page/3 Check it out when you have a moment. Hankster 7/15/19
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@ChefOfAllSeason Our TackMasters do not have a set schedule - they are Thumbtack pros and business owners, just like you. They are committed to hosting meet-ups twice yearly in their home towns. They plan and execute the meet-ups when it works for them - we don't schedule it for them.
Their agenda is to build community and connect with other like-minded, self-made individuals. While at these meet-ups, they are building their local community, but are also hearing what pros are saying, and bringing that feedback to Thumbtack at a quarterly conference call. They are not compensated in any way, and they are not employees of Thumbtack - they are just amazing pros who are committed to supporting and building up other small business owners, and to helping to shape the future of Thumbtack. I have attended several meet-ups and most of them have been centered around networking, sharing tips and tricks, and building relationships.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on meet-ups that you would like to see, please let us know. You can let me know where you live and if we have a TackMaster in your area, I can also connect you with them to share your ideas.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
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We’re making Thumbtack history in Atlanta with our first ever Pro Center at Ponce City Market. We are here for only a few more days, offering hour-long one-on-one consultations with Thumbtack specialists. During your consultation, your specialist will go through all of your preferences, answer your questions, and make sure you are set up for success.
While in the Pro Center you can also leave us #LoveIts and #CouldBeBetters on our feedback wall, get a new headshot, grab a snack, and take some Thumbtack swag!
Not only will your visit to the Pro Center set you up to win more jobs on Thumbtack, but it’s also completely free! This is our last week there, so make sure you book an appointment as soon as possible!
I had the pleasure of spending last week at the Pro Center and southern hospitality is real, my friends! I enjoyed so much meeting so many of our incredible pros. I hope to see more of you there this week!
Top Pro Thank You Meet-up at the Pro Center
Events Pros on Thumbtack Meet-up at the Pro Center Women on Thumbtack Meet-up at the Pro Center
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