Like many professionals, Georgia-based personal trainer Courtney Harris rarely has time to check his phone while on the job. But on Thumbtack, getting to the phone (and the customer request) fast can often mean the difference between winning a job and walking away empty-handed.
“As a personal trainer, I can’t take my phone with me into a training. I can’t stop and look over at my computer while I’m halfway through an exercise,” says Courtney. Which isn’t to say he didn’t try to stay on top of sending quotes. “I’ve always been quick, but there’s no guarantee. Life gets in the way.”
The Path to Instant Quoting
Now Thumbtack sends quotes automatically for Courtney based on where customers live, what they’re looking for, and whether their timing aligns with Courtney’s calendar. And his quotes are free—Courtney only pays when the customer reaches out to show interest.
“Automatic quoting saves me four hours a day, easily. I used to spend so much time checking quotes, and now I can spend that time actually connecting with the clients I have.”
Bonus Benefit: “I’m a better, busier trainer.”
These days, Courtney can work out with peace of mind. Automatic quoting allows him to focus his time on the clients he has, while only courting customers who have a proven interest in his services. And as it turns out, interest has grown.
“I have more clients coming into my gym since Thumbtack started matching me with the right customers—and I need them. Being a personal trainer means competing everyday.” But competing doesn’t have to mean more time behind a screen. In fact, Courtney only checks his Thumbtack twice: once when he gets into the studio in the morning, and once before he leaves. The rest of the time he can focus on what matters most.
“Without a doubt, the new Thumbtack is making me a better trainer.”