Side hustles seem to become a trend nowadays. People are becoming more and more aware of the financial ups and downs that have been happening lately in the country as well as around the world. Amid this, almost everyone is trying to find ways to make some extra cash.
The gig economy offers this very exact thing. You might have heard about the websites like Fiverr, Upwork, Uber, etc that are offering a chance to people to generate an extra stream of income. A lot of people have been hoping on to them recently and are becoming in-demand side hustlers.
Among all these, there’s another one called TaskRabbit. If you are not familiar with this particular platform, you’ve come to just the right place. Today, I’m gonna tell you how you can make some really good money on TaskRabbit by doing some very simple, odd jobs.
TaskRabbit is an online gig economy platform that connects people who can do some simple everyday tasks for those who are too busy for it. Through the website or app, people can connect to taskers, check their reviews on previous work, and hire them for a fee to get their work done.
The story of TaskRabbit began in the year 2008 when it was known as RunMyErrand (changed to TaskRabbit in 2010). An American entrepreneur, Leah Busque, saw that a lot of people nowadays are so busy that they cannot find time to complete some very simple everyday tasks. That’s when she came with the idea of connecting these people with “taskers” who could do these odds things for people in exchange for some fees.
Within a very short span, the idea became a huge success. A lot of people, who were looking for making some side money, joined the platform and started offering a wide variety of services, including standing in a line, delivering things, and assembling the whole house furniture etc.
Cut to today, the platform has more than 150 thousand taskers. And over 700 thousand people are using TaskRabbit to get their everyday tasks done.
How Does the TaskRabbit Work?
Getting started with TaskRabbit is really easy. Unlike some other platforms, the joining process is extremely simple and can be done in no time. Here’s a step by step guide on how you can do it:
1. Determine Your Eligibility
The first step to get started with TaskRabbit is to check if you are eligible or not. First of all, you must not be below 18 years of age. You must also have a bank account to collect your fee. Additionally, you must have a valid id card and a phone.
2. Sign Up on the Platform
Once you have everything that has been mentioned above, get on to registering with the platform. You just need to provide some basic information, including name, address, a picture for the profile, and your bank details. You’ll need to download the TaskRabbit app to register.
3. Build Your Profile
After signing up, you need to build your profile. This step includes choosing the tasks that you are interested in doing, setting your prices, and writing a nice brief bio for each task that you select. TaskRabbit suggests you stick with the tasks that you can perform really well. This will help you get better ratings from the customer and thus build credibility so that you can get more exposure and work. You may also provide proof of your expertise, if required.
4. Submit Your Application
Once your profile is ready to go, submit your application for approval. Once you are approved, you need to pay a one-time fee of $25 to get started. After you pay this fee, your profile goes live.
5. Set Your Work Schedule and Area
Before you start working, you should set your work schedule and area. You need to be a bit practical here. A lot of people work on TaskRabbit as a side hustle, in addition to their regular jobs. If you are one of those, make sure you set your TaskRabbit gigs schedule accordingly. Furthermore, the platform might be providing service everywhere in your city. But in many cases, you probably won’t prefer traveling to the other side of the city, especially if it’s not paying much. So, it’s better to set your area of service too.
6. Start Getting Work
Once everything that we’ve discussed above is done, it’s time to start getting the work. Complete the tasks, get paid, and grow your business!
How Much Can You Earn on TaskRabbit?
The money that you can make on TaskRabbit depends on multiple factors, including:
– The type of job that you are doing: As per TaskRabbit itself, the best paying jobs include packing and moving services, house cleaning services, and minor home repair work.
– Your rates: The rates on the platform usually vary between $15 to $75, on average. This again depends on the type of work you are doing as well as your expertise.
– The time you contribute: Just like most other jobs, on TaskRabbit, you are paid on an hourly basis. So, the more time you work for, the more you can earn.
One of the biggest advantages of working on TaskRabbit, though, is that you are paid 100 percent of the rates that you set. The platform does charge 15% as a service fee. But that is over and above the rates that you set. And the prices that are shown to the customer include the service fee already.
Jobs That You Can do on TaskRabbit
You can choose from 50+ types of jobs that available on the platform. Click here to see the list. However, you must note that you might not find all these jobs in every location. So, you’ll need to check specifically for the place you are living in.
I personally think that TaskRabbit is a great platform for people who are looking to make some extra money in their free time. Yes, there are other such platforms too, such as Fiverr, Uber, etc. But with them, the scope is very limited. There is a very limited set of tasks that you can take up on these other platforms. But with TaskRabbit, you don’t have such boundaries. There are more than 50+ odd jobs that you can choose from. And in many cases, the tasks are so simple that you don’t even need to be an expert. Furthermore, once you are registered, you don’t have to worry about anything, including payments. The platform does it for you. For me, I think, TaskRabbit is the best platform out there right now to make some good money doing odd jobs.