I recently came across Thumbtack which is a platform that connects professionals with customers. The company makes money by charging credits to professionals that are interested in sending quotes to customers. Each credit could be as low as $1.42 and professionals buy them in packages.
When looking at the service as a way to acquire new customers, I was a little bit skeptical as I have seen a mix of positive and negative reviews on the internet.
Since many of you are either customers on Thumbtack, or perhaps professionals using it as a channel to gain access to leads, I am interested to hear some of your experiences.
Our experience went very well. The range of interested contacts allowed us to get a quality professional but outside of any agency or price inflated company.
I used Thumbtack recently to source a videographer in miami. originally I was looking on Upwork but I wasnt receiving any responses, nor could I refine my search any closer than "US." On thumbtack however I was able to list Miami as the city I was looking to hire in and within a few hours of my posting I received 5 good quotes.
Very useful dialogue! Thanks guys...