Thumbtack — A Service Similar To Angie’s List
Here’s a service that I’m listed with, it is called Thumbtack. I suppose I signed up several years ago and have done some computer jobs through their services. It’s a “lead service” type of system where people submit their computer issues and if I think that I want to tackle then, I reply back to them…but, it comes with a hitch.
That hitch is, I pay to write them back. For the most part, it costs me about $3.50 which, when/if I’m booked, I pass right back onto the customer. I can tell when my SEO services for The Computer Guy have slid a bit, because then I get more requests. If someone Googles, “Computer Repair” along with a community in North Iowa, my site usually pops up as one of the top listings. However from time to time, Thumbtack will also pop up and people get click-happy and click the first one, which is most often Thumbtack.
Now ThumbTack doesn’t just offer computer repair, they offer many other services. Lawn mowing, car washing, graphic image services and many more. Maybe you just want to see what is out there and get a bid for the work you want to get done. If you provide services that I mentioned above, you may want to become a Thumbtack Pro.
Now, several computer companies are on Thumbtack, however I think out of the bunch, I’m the highest rated because I’ve done the most work for them and have the most reviews. Once I do work for them via Thumbtack, I just take over as their provider. There’s no real need for them to go back to Thumbtack, unless they are unhappy with my work. I’m not saying that they won’t, but from the reviews I get and the return business I get, I’m pretty sure that they do come back to me.
Anyway, for 2015 The Computer Guy is ranked as a Top Performer in the Mason City, Iowa area and I appreciate that!