Want New Clients? Bid for Them

Marc Halpern
Nutrition, Strength Training

Want more personal training clients? You’re not alone. I recently picked up a number of new clients with relative ease and minimal expense. I moved to a new city and needed a small amount of personal training clients. In the first month since moving, I gained a five-times-per-week client, a three-times-per-week client, and a once-a-week client, all at my full rate. Not bad for a small amount of effort.


This was all done through I’ve used the site before, but never considered it a serious lead generator. Let’s go through how the site works and how to maximize results.


How Thumbtack Works is a bidding site for leads. A potential client visits the site and answers questions detailing what they want. After that, you, the pro, get a notification that includes all the details.


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