There has got to be a chore you hate having to do daily, weekly or monthly. There was probably one you were trying to avoid or get through quickly just moments ago. The fact that many of us have specific household or business chores we’d rather not have to do was the inspiration behind a web platform launched in 2008 called TaskRabbit.
What is TaskRabbit?
As you can imagine, the concept is rather simple. TaskRabbit matches people willing to do tasks with the tasks others don’t want to – or don’t have the time to – do. The system, which currently operates in London plus 19 different metro United States areas, is simple. If you have a job that needs doing you just enter the information about the job, choose a date and time you would like to have it done and choose people to do it.
The TaskRabbit program will provide you with a list of ‘Taskers’ in your area who have registered saying they are interested in helping on various chores in and around their community. Here’s where you can make money with TaskRabbit: apply to be one of the Taskers. The pluses are many including an extremely flexible work schedule.
In fact, 60-percent of the Taskers registered on the platform say that a flexible schedule is the main attraction according to TaskRabbit marketing vice president Jamie Viggiano. The other magnet is the earning potential. The beautiful part about being a Tasker is that when you register you set your own rates and if you completely commit to the system you can earn between $6-thousand and $7-thousand per month.
Viggiano says roughly 10 to 15-percent of the Taskers registered are earning these figures just by being actively involved in the online job program. Another bonus to becoming a Tasker is that there are some, shall we say, rather unusual tasks that come through the system. They will not only test your abilities, but they will very likely pay a pretty good rate over and above your established rate due to the nature of the task.
Flexible Work Schedule
Some taskers get involved just for something different to do instead of a normal 9-to-5 grind. You can work as little or as much as you’d like so TaskRabbit is a great opportunity for regular part-time income if you are retired or near retirement and looking for an alternative to a strictly structured work schedule.
In addition, TaskRabbit is fun. Ask any of the over 30-thousand Taskers and they will tell you that making money with TaskRabbit has been the most fun they have ever experienced in any job situation in their lives.
What will get you noticed in the program is your profile which means you will have to focus on making it stand out from the rest. It’s a lot about marketing yourself and your talents at this point which also mean you can have a bit of fun in your listing as well.
Make more with special skills
Remember, if you have any special talents that can be transferred into specific tasks – say you are a retired IT person or have exceptional math skills – these items will allow you to bump up your asking work rate on tasks that fall into your personal skill set.
Otherwise, be open to different tasks but try to focus on what you are already good at to build a base. Remember that there will be times where you’ll be responding to tasks where you will be required to do some lifting. Is this something you can or cannot do? Be specific in what your limitations are, but don’t shy away from exploring uncharted territory.
The key to success with TaskRabbit is being available and able to do chores within a certain amount of time. If you can do that, then you will make money with TaskRabbit. Learn more at: www.taskrabbit.com