I just started using Thumbtack this summer. I joined because I'd heard others talking about how easy it was and how they grew their business. I've not had that experience. Granted, I've been a little slow putting everything together but I was shocked to find that the referral fee averaged $60 when a potential client responded. I haven't gotten any clients from Thumbtack eventhough there are quite a few inquiries or individuals posting interest. Since I don't see the client side, I wonder if they are aware that the professional is charged when they respond and as a result do not follow-up with more detailed information. That's another thing, I feel that the screening questions are too vague and broad so it's hard to respond with sufficient quotes.
... View more