After years of powerlifting, I developed a hip issue. So, I decided to hire a personal trainer to improve my mobility. I learned gyms charge $80/session for training. At two sessions a week, that’s $160. $640/month. There has to be a better way…
Enter Thumbtack. A platform that connects consumers with local professionals. I signed up and posted my “Mobility Project”. Within mins, I had a reply. An hour later, 5 replies. All personal trainers. Their average session was $40, half the price of the gym. I chose a trainer and scheduled a date/time. The session went amazing.
Maybe you’re not a trainer, but Thumbtack categorizes hundreds of services. From surf lessons and photography, to roof repair.
I decided to sign up as a service provider to offer consulting. In 20 mins, my profile was setup and I had 10 projects waiting for a quote. One of those quotes turned into a $5k consulting project.
Here’s how to start:
- Look through categories on Thumbtack
- Find a category you have expertise in
- Sign up as a service provider
- Fill out your profile
- Wait for projects
It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up. You pay when consumers reply to your quote.
It’s time to start your side hustle. ?