If you’re looking for a way to make some money on the side, and don’t mind doing other people’s chores, then you might want to explore the Taskrabbit option.
Launched in 2008, TaskRabbit, which operates in 19 U.S. metro areas and London, hooks people up with folks to do their chores. The service has been popular–and also offers a unique job opportunity.
More than 30,000 people have signed up to work as Taskers. According to Jamie Viggiano, vice president of marketing for TaskRabbit, 60 percent of Taskers sign on because of the flexibility. Basically, you take on tasks when you want to. Also the income is not too shabby. Taskers actually set their own rates. Taskers who work full-time for the platform, which is about 10 percent to 15 percent of Taskers, can take home $6,000 to $7,000 a month.
David Cordova is one of the “Elite Taskers.” The 31-year-old New Yorker has been a Tasker since 2012 when he lost his job in the finance industry. Today he works about six hours a day, with each job taking about two hours. Cordova charges $25 an hour for events and $60 or $65 an hour for heavy lifting tasks and furniture assembly; $80 an hour for moving.
Cordova says he enjoys the income. “I can make about $500 to $750 a week. When I really push hard, I can make close to $4,000 a month,” he tells Time.
The tasks though can sometimes be a bit bizarre. According to Cordova, one task he had was standing outside of a preschool to direct nannies and moms where to park their strollers.
Now that he’s become a Tasker Cordova says he probably will never go back to a 9-to-5.
Taskers must go through criminal checks among other security “tasks” before joining the team.
Sound like an appealing option to you?