TaskRabbit is a great way to use your cell phone to make money and there are 1000’s of people that do it every day.
The best part is the app can be used to make money whenever you want.
A great way to get a side hustle going if you are currently working a full time job or have some spare time.
So what exactly is it and how does it work?
What Is TaskRabbit About
The “gig” economy has brought about new opportunities for those looking to make a little extra income without having to commit to any one company or schedule.
There are many people out there that have tasks that need to be completed but they just don’t have the time or may not want to do the task themselves.
This is where TaskRabbit comes in.
Anyone that has a cell phone can download the app and sign up as a “tasker”.
The app is available for both Android and iPhones.
Once you have given some basic information about yourself then you need to choose from categories that you have some skills in such as:
- Handyman services
- Delivery & shopping
- Packing & unpacking services
- Seasonal chores
- Running errands
There are a lot of sub categories as well so you can narrow down even further.
For example as a tasker you may be alerted to a job in which a customer needs a couch moved from one room of their house to another.
Or possibly needing the couch moved to a whole different location.
If you had signed up to be a tasker under the moving category then this could be one of your tasks.
Hopefully you get the idea.
How Much Money Can I Make
Unlike other types of companies that operate similar services such as Uber where they set the price of the service when you become a tasker with TaskRabbit you set the price for what you would like to be paid.
For example if you signed up and plan to be a tasker in the cleaning category then you may want to figure out what you would be happy to make per hour and set your price.
Is it going to be $10, $15 or $20 per hour?
One thing to keep in mind is that by signing up you are not an employee but an independent contractor.
This means that you are self employed and work for yourself when performing tasks.
You will be responsible for paying your own taxes (social security, income and medicare) according to the IRS website.
This can add up to approximately 30% of every dollar that you make.
Plus you need to take into account other expenses such as the TaskRabbit fee of 15% and travel expenses.
So when you set the price for your services keep these taxes and expenses in mind.
As for how much money you can make will depend on the amount of available tasks in your area and how many you do.
There are people making $100’s per day to $1000’s per month as taskers.
TaskRabbit Pros And Cons
Let’s go over the good and bad of this opportunity to see why you may or may not be interested in signing up.
Pros ( the good stuff )
- Be your own boss
- Work on your own schedule
- Good income potential
Cons ( the not so good stuff )
- Not yet available in all areas
- Physical labor jobs
- No way to contact company other than email
- The company takes 15%
Should You Become A Tasker
There is definitely an opportunity here for the average guy to sign up as a tasker and make some extra money.
Your not required to have any special license like is required with the 6ya service that is popular .
But I must caution that you do need to have some common sense and basic skills in order to have success with this business.
There have been many complaints by customers of taskers that didn’t do the job correctly.
Some examples were hanging TV’s and kitchen cabinets crooked.
As well as not following explicit instructions or costing the customer additional money for materials that were not needed.
Its important to only sign up for the categories that you actually are familiar with.
If you don’t have an electrical background then don’t sign up as an electrician.
Or if you don’t have the skills to do carpentry work don’t sign up as a contractor.
There are other categories that may fit your skill level so you will have to choose the ones that make sense for you and you will be successful with.
TaskRabbit seems like a good idea and there are people having some good success using the app and service.
The one thing that I have noticed is that the majority of people that have reported making decent money usually fall into the heavy labor categories of moving furniture and yard work.
Overall the categories seem to be mostly blue collar and labor intensive.
Its possible this may change in the future and the company may start getting more requests for web based or virtual assistant type tasks.
Personally I believe that over time the business model will suffer the same fate as other services that promote the gig economy.
It will become saturated and the money that a tasker can make will be driven down by like what was seen with Uber.
This why I prefer to have my own online business.
It is something that I can control myself and not have to worry about being at the mercy of a company such as TaskRabbit.
I encourage everyone to start an online business so that you can get out of the 9 to 5 grind.
There are plenty of great training programs online that teach the skills needed to build your own website and get a good flow of traffic to your offers.
It worked for me and it can work for you as well.
So let me help you get started the same way that I did. It won’t even cost you anything.
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