Complaint / review text:
I don't usually go out of my way to post a review but this is necessary. I signed up for thumbtack a few months ago offering a service and started receiving quote requests from all kinds of people. It turns out, as other reviews will explain, the majority of requests are generated by thumbtack and are not actually real people interested in services.
When interests search for a service, they don't get to browse and select who they want to work with. They can't even see your profile until you send a quote. This is not helpful for those of us who have legitimate businesses and can easily outweigh any competitors. The idea of the thumbtack is great, but the reality of how it works is really a shame. This is my advice to you:
Want to waste some time and money? Use thumbtack.