Couples looking for a wedding officiant on Thumbtack want to see positive reviews, a smiling headshot, and photos of past events you’ve officiated. If your profile is missing any of these things, it may be blocking you from getting hired. Here’s how to make these three important updates today.
Get Reviews From Happy Couples
There’s a reason that pros with five or more reviews are five times more likely to be hired on Thumbtack. Reviews give customers a picture of what you do and how you work—one they can trust.
Thumbtack makes it easy to ask for a review by automatically sending an email to customers when you mark yourself hired.
Here’s how one pro follows up to ask for a review:
It’s me again, hope you’re great as ever! I know you’re busy, but could you write me a quick review at this link: [custom review link]? It only has to be a sentence or two, and I know my new clients will love hearing your story.
Thanks so much!
Just getting started? Here’s how to ask past customers to review you on Thumbtack.
Upload a Friendly Headshot
Wedding officiants with strong headshots are significantly more likely to be hired on Thumbtack. Here’s how to do it right, from Thumbtack photographer Tri Nguyen.
- Be friendly: Smile! Customers want to see a friendly, welcoming face.
- Pick a bright background: Dark, heavy backgrounds detract from the professionalism of your photo. Pick something light and polished.
- Dress crisp and clean: Dress for what you do—but make sure you look clean and fresh. Professionalism is key to a good headshot.
“Flesh out your profile as much as possible by explaining who you are and what you do. Your headshot is a big part of that,” says wedding officiant Dave Cavanaugh.
Take a great headshot with these basic tips from a pro photographer.
Show Off Your Best Work
Your photos and videos should tell a story about your work—one that your target customers want to hear.
The most successful wedding officiants on Thumbtack include a video of their work—that is, a 30 to 60 second clip that demonstrates the style and tone of ceremonies you officiate—as well as a PDF or JPEG of vows you’ve written.
Whatever it is you decide to include, make sure that your customers have agreed to you using it, and that it highlights your work as much as it captures their big day.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when uploading photos to your profile:
- Is your photo/video high quality?
- Is your photo/video up to date?
- If the photo/video isn’t of you, do you have permission to use it?
- Is this photo/video an example of your best work?
That doesn’t mean you should upload something from every job, explains multimedia artist Albert Benichou. “On Thumbtack, only include the best of the best.”
For more profile tips, check out the Secrets of Top Pro Marketers on Thumbtack.