Thumbtack Pro Review: What You Need to Know

Thumbtack Pro Reviews

Thumbtack can be a fast and easy way to get customers and grow your business, but should you use this lead generation service?

I’ve talked to several pro handymen who consistently generate quality leads through Thumbtack, but when you read online reviews it’s like Thumbtack is out there killing babies or something. People are pissed.

So who should you trust, and most importantly, should you use it to generate leads for your business? That is the ultimate question I’ll answer in this article.

I’ll talk about the controversial issues around Thumbtack, the pros and cons of using it, how much you can expect to pay for a lead, and tips for maximizing your results if you decide to sign up and test it for yourself

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No BS Guide to The Best Knee Pads for Construction, Flooring, and DIY Projects

If you’re on the hunt for the best knee pads, you already know that most knee pads are terrible.

They flop all around, slip out from under your knee, and end up turning into ankle pads two minutes after you put em’ on.

It’s surprisingly difficult to find a good pair that stay in place and don’t annoy the hell out of you while you’re working.

But, there are good knee pads out there. And in this video, I’m going to share the best of the best so you can work comfortably and efficiently.

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Live Longer With This Handyman Safety Equipment

Handyman Safety Equipment

The handyman business is a healthy profession – especially when compared to working a desk job. I personally feel much better when I’m working with my hands all day when compared to hunching over a keyboard.

But still, there are health risks that come with the territory.

Sure, there are obvious risks like cutting off a finger or losing an eye. But, there are other health risks that deserve equal attention to avoid.

Toxic chemicals, dust, and certain repetitive movements may not have an immediate effect on the way you feel, but they can significantly impact longevity.

Since I’m all about increasing my functional lifespan, I’m always on the hunt for ways to reduce these un-assuming risks. Not only is it better for my health, but it makes the job much more enjoyable when I know I’m not ruining my body.

So, in this article, I’m going to share the tools and equipment I use to keep myself safe and healthy while running my handyman business.

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The One Piece of Software Every Pro Handyman Should Be Using

Breezeworks Handyman Software

The small tasks of running a business can add up quickly and drain your valuable time and energy – even in a simple business like a one-person handyman business.

Anytime you can eliminate, streamline, or automate these small tasks, you should because doing so can dramatically increase your profits and make your business more enjoyable.

And that’s where software can be a game changer.

In many cases, the right software can literally transform your business – allowing you to provide better service to customers, simplify your work flow, reduce paperwork, and even make your business more fun.

I use all kinds of software to run my businesses – from note taking apps like Evernote to e-mail auto-responders like Aweber.

But, the one piece of software I’ve found indispensable for a handyman business is

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Why You Should Never Pay For SEO (And What To Do Instead)

Pay for SEO as handyman? - SEO with blue arrow

As an established handyman business owner, I’m constantly getting cold-called by services offering to “get me to the top of google search.”  They also say things like “we are only going to work with one handyman in your area” or “we are a partner of Google.”

They are selling SEO services.

Fortunately, I know how internet marketing works and I don’t fall for this valueless money-pit of a scam.

But, it’s obviously working on other people, otherwise there wouldn’t be hundreds of these companies popping up and continuing to call me and other small business owners.

I’m writing this article for two reasons.  One, to save you from making the mistake of paying for cheap, spammy, SEO services.  And secondly (and more selfishly), to reduce the effectiveness of these cold-calls so maybe my phone will stop ringing with them!

In this article, I’ll explain what SEO is in case you don’t know.  Then, I’ll discuss why you shouldn’t pay for it and what to do instead.

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Is Amazon Taking Over The Home Service Industry?

Screen Shot of Amazon Local Services

As if Amazon didn’t have enough products to sell already, they are now in the business of selling services. That’s right, you can now hire a handyman, or offer your handyman services through Amazon Home Services.

What does this mean for handymen and other service providers?  Should you partner up with the internet giant to grow your business?

In this article, I’m going to explain what Amazon Home Services is and what it means to you –  the service provider.

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