At Thumbtack, our goal has always been to make hiring local professionals as easy as possible. Millions of customers and more than 250,000 professionals use Thumbtack to run and grow their small businesses—and this month we’re rolling out changes that help make getting hired easier than ever.
Meet Instant Match
As a pro on Thumbtack, you know it still takes too much time to sort through requests—time you could be using on a job, on yourself or with your family. It takes time for customers too. They want to hire someone right away, but right now getting quotes and setting up appointments takes time.
Instant Match solves all of this. You set up everything in advance: your price, services, availability and how far you’re willing to travel. You can get as many or as few customers as you want based on how you set your budget. Your preferences are behind every quote Instant Match sends—and they can be adjusted at any time.
Then you put your phone down and Thumbtack gets to work for you, using your preferences to instantly match you with the right customers. Even better, you’re only charged you when a customer contacts you and is ready to hire.
How to Get Started
Instant Match is available for a lot of pros, but not everyone (coming soon!). How will you know when Instant Match is available for your business? You’ll receive a notification in the Thumbtack app plus an email introducing you to what Instant Match is and how it works. When it’s ready, you can set everything yourself or get help from our support team.
In the meantime you’ll see new Thumbtack features to help you get ready, including updates to your pro Insights and more.
What Pros Are Saying
Instant Match is already making a difference for thousands of of pros. House cleaner David Tello had to hire a new team member to handle the work he’s winning thanks to Instant Match. Patricia Nguyen (who joined Thumbtack after changing careers) has brought in enough business to carve a niche for herself in the events business, an industry she loves—and to support her husband, who’s training to become a EMT, in the process.
Massage therapist Steve Koehler says he’s already seeing a huge difference in how he spends his time. “I was always racing to get quotes out before, often quotes that turned out not to be right for me at all. Now I pick the jobs I want and if I’m what someone is looking for, they’re going to contact me. Now instead of having to filter through requests, I’m can spend my spare time with my family and building my business.”
Instant Match is a big change and we’re making improvements every week based on what you tell us, so we welcome feedback. You can also visit our Help Center or contact our support team anytime if you have questions.
We’re excited to be able to make Thumbtack smarter, faster and easier to use—and we can’t wait to see what more we can do to help you grow your business.