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#22) Thumbtack: America’s Best Job Marketplace?

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  1. Thumbtack is perhaps the best online platform for finding in-person or remote work, claiming to have 500+ work categories and offering jobs in every US state. 
  1. This marketplace specializes in home improvement but also offers opportunities for pet sitting, business services, web design, and much more.
  1. Thumbtack’s platform boasts 4.5 million customers and had 8 million jobs posted last year.

Find Local, In-Person Jobs

If you’re having trouble coming up with another way to make money then you might want to visit Thumbtack’s site and explore a little bit. 

This comprehensive online job marketplace offers an incredibly wide range of different opportunities and can make it easy to start working and earning extra cash.

Here are a few of the benefits of using Thumbtack’s platform:

  • There are no entry or annual fees 
  • Thumbtack offers 1-on-1 support for each professional 
  • There is limited competition for each job which increases your chances of winning contracts.
  • Thumbtack gives you access to your customer’s information

Additionally, Thumbtack advertises that it’s available not only in every state but in every county in the US.

Thumbtack boasts 4.5 million customers, 8 million jobs posted last year, and 7.5 million 5-star reviews. The company has also raised over $500 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners

How Much Can I Make?

This depends on what service you decide to offer, your rates, and how often you want to work. However, Thumbtack claims that its pros have earned billions collectively on its platform.

To get an idea of what other people are earning, you can read success stories on Thumbtack’s site to learn from some of the platform’s top-earning professionals.

Thumbtack seems to be an especially good fit for professionals that already have an easily marketable skill of some sort. For example, if you’re already working as a landscaper then it’s very easy to post your skills on Thumbtack and instantly expand your client base. The same could be true for plumbers, electricians, accountants, web designers, etc.

That said, there also seems like a lot of potential to build an additional revenue stream even if it’s unrelated to your 9-5 gig. For example, if you have plenty of experience with home maintenance then it’s fairly simple to offer these services on Thumbtack even if your day job is unrelated to home maintenance.

Getting Started

To get started on Thumbtack, just join as a pro to start checking out opportunities in your area today.

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