This is the worst way for someone in the financial services business to generate clients. I have been on Thumbtack since last year and have generated zero clients and zero income, while thumbtack taken hundreds from me.
Do Not Use Thumbtack!!!!!!!! most of the people who requested my services were people in the same business as me and were, "just seeing how this works", it became a costly mistake and a gamble spending so much money on each "bid".
Following up on bids was met with silence, I mostly think that these were fake bidders just getting you to spend money. I would hope that this is not the case, but a large majority of bidders never replied back, never answered messages and never answered the phone.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Monetary Loss: $678.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.