Thumbtack is Coming to Austin

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Thumbtack is coming to Austin! Technically they’re already in Austin—but they’re stepping up their game this summer so look to see them all over town and at local events around the city. Their goal is to help Austinites get more done and have more fun this summer – with the help of local small businesses and skilled professionals.

Thumbtack is the destination y to get stuff done – learn a new language, get in shape, remodel your home… Thumbtack’s local services marketplace connects people who need to get things done with skilled professionals. Tell Thumbtack  what you need. Get free custom quotes. Hire the right local pro for you.

  • Since January 2015, more than 11,000 service professionals have completed over 100,000 projects in Austin using Thumbtack. They’d be happy to help you identify specific data of interest (we have details on how Austin spends on weddings, pet grooming, fitness, home improvement, music lessons and much more). control (69%), embroidery (64%), animal & rodent removal (61%), golf lessons (61%) and dog grooming (47%) are more popular. Who knew!

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Austin’s well-known for live music, stylish misfits and great food. But what are some things we don’t think of when we think of the city?

Thumbtack, a company connecting customers with the right skilled professionals to get things done, looked at activity data from users in Austin, Texas and the U.S. to learn more about what’s trending in the city.

Some things they found include that Austinites:

STAY TOGETHER :: 

The demand for divorce attorneys is almost 70% less in Austin than in Dallas. Demand for relationship counseling is 70% greater in Austin than Texas as a whole.

DON’T LIKE THEIR NEIGHBORS :: 

There have been over 1,800 fences installed or repaired in Austin since January 2015, a 122% increase over the previous year.

HATE TO CLEAN :: 

Over 12,000 Austinites have hired a cleaning service since the beginning of 2015, up 91% from the previous year. Upholstery cleaning is up 525%.

LOVE SELF-IMPROVEMENT :: 

Life coaching (75% more popular in Austin), career coaching (120%) and psychotherapy (160%) are more popular in Austin than in Texas overall.

WANT TO CHANNEL EMERIL :: 

Cooking lessons are 750% more popular in Austin than in Houston, and demand for personal chefs in Austin is 52% higher than Texas as a whole.

:: FLASH GIVEAWAY :: We are excited to offer one of our readers the chance to win $100 to Thumbtack! See Facebook for details.

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