I recently got an e-mail from someone at "Thumbtack" asking if I was a voiceover artist? I "red flag" went up as I did not know the person who sent it to me. They do have a legitimate website where you post what you do, fees and the like and then they (Thumbtack) send you leads on potential jobs.
I have gone to their website and have sent them several e-mails with all sorts of questions, but have not signed up as of yet. I am wondering if anyone works with/has worked with "Thumbtack" and what your experience has been? Good, bad and otherwise.
Judy Fossum VoiceOvers
You don't have to worry about spamming or phishing.
I understand what you're saying about their approach. I felt the same way and did a lot of investigating before setting up a profile.
They're basically similar to sites like "Yelp".... Offering several different services on a regional basis.
They try to make their approach message seem personal and familiar. Probably a bit too familiar!
Anyway, I set up a profile with them about a year ago. It's pretty comprehensive as far as what you can include.
I've received a handful of job leads through them but, alas, no jobs yet :(
Overall though, they've been absolutely no problem at all. I just see it as a bit more exposure.
Here's my profile there, if you'd like to check things out first:
Good luck with everything!
Thank you Peter and David for your comments!
That is what I was thinking, as signing up and posting a profile would be good for more exposure, leads and the potential for building relationships and hopefully landing a gig.
I am happy to hear that Thumbtack is on the "up and up".
Have a great week,
I signed up for Thumbtack a while back. It seems to be a way to get yourself out there, but the drawback I see so far is that it's not a relatively well-known site (meaning there probably aren't a lot of people using it yet). It is, however, like David and Peter said, a way to get more exposure and it's free to set-up.