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Kevinr
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Anyone use http://www.thumbtack.com

Whats your thoughts??
Kevinr
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Its like craigslist or gigsald combined but its free if you do sign up please start your account from this link I think I get soem kid of free refferal thingy

http://www.thumbtack.com/welcome?refer=I0CIuFanXLCXxw
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I just used it to find a graphic designer to do my business card and thought it was excellent.

First off, all I did was request a quote for a graphic designer to do my business card & I had about 5 quotes come to me within the hour. They were all from people near my area.

It was extremely easy & I was able to check out each person who sent a quote so I could decide which one I felt I could work best with.

The average quote I got for the job was $70. I ended going with a lady who did for $50. She did a great job & we worked very well together. She even gave me a very positive review on thumbtack.com, and I am going to do the same for her.

I highly recommend it. It was very helpful and made getting my business card design simple when before I found thumbtack it was beginning to get stressful.
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I registered early this year. I only got two or three request. Neither one went through for a solid gig. No problem, it is free.
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I only have received one request for quotation over the past year, but I use them to automatically place my ad on Craig's List. They have a weekly reminder for me and I just push a few buttons to list my weekly ad. I do get a few leads from Craig's list, but my real reason for being on Craig's list is it helps my S.E.O.
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Kevinr
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It seems like a great thing for Craigslist ads since its totally free and deal with all the red tape and problems with craigslist for you.
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They send me leads all the time, and I have booked a few of them. There are some price shoppers there, but it comes with the territory.
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I signed up, it's free; all I get from it is the spam they send
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It looked like SPAM to me on their first request so my SPAM trap deletes it automatically now. Should I reconsider?
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Free and nothing from them.

There is a thread started in the Trickey about the probablity of GM along with all the free advert sponsored on-line types going by the way of the VHS tapes.
Even Event Planners are doing badly these days. Technology is running them all out of business.

I don't think personal agents will be done with but I guess it is possible?

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I got a request for a quote from a client, but I was skeptical because 1) I first received an identical request directly from the client. The client's name was the name of a famous restaurant magician that could have easily been pulled off the Internet, ditto the event, and no contact number was given. The email from the client had only a fax number which I could use instead of replying to the email, and the email address fit much better with the name of the contact at Thumbtack than at the rec department, because the domain was not a government domain, yet the client claimed to be with a major cities Parks and Rec department. Plus the fax number didn't have the exchanges that department has on their website. Can't you get a custom phone number to receive faxes over the internet? Needless to say I was already skeptical when the two messages reached me just minutes apart.

It seemed awful convenient that Thumbtack had been spamming me, then I get this and right after and the client also happens to use Thumbtack.
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The only reason I signed up for thumbtack or gigsalad was for SEO reasons - which didn't help me at all.
For Thumbtack the only inquiries I have gotten are for kids b-day parties which I'm not an expert in, though I've given a bid, it never got ANY responses.
And for Gigsalad, for SOME UNKNOWN REASON, I've gotten a lot of out of town requests from gigsalad, I'm talking about requests from Toronto when I'm in Seattle, like places that aren't even close to me, when I told them I'm from Seattle and I'll charge them a traveling fee, they say they had no idea I'm that far away.

So... double thumbs down for me so far
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I also use them as well. It's not bad and I get some leads from time to time and land a few of them. I always use places and sites liek this as a mere tool in my marketing tool box. too many rely on them as the only means of marketing and that will never amount to success.

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I noticed that Thumbtack is NOT working with Craigslist ads anymore. Anyone else having the same problem?
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Craigslist is a joke. I signed up, they told me that my ad was suspended, and directed me to a list of FAQ's that would take me a day to decipher if I only knew what I was looking for, so I guess my ad will be suspended for a very long time.
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Al,

I had that happen a few times found out that a person we both know reported it for violations.
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On 2011-12-06 03:08, Kevinr wrote:
I noticed that Thumbtack is NOT working with Craigslist ads anymore. Anyone else having the same problem?


I am still getting Thumbtack reminders & links to Craigslist

Charlie
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Al Angello
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George
I must defend that person we both know, because that fellow has given me over 20 bookings this year for free. There is nothing that could make me think he would do anything unkind to me.
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I've had lots of luck with thumbtack. I get leads some fall through but for the most part I've managed to book more than I lost.
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