How You Can Make $2000 a Week on Taskrabbit


Many people have yet to hear of TaskRabbit. They’re not sure what it means, and what it does, let alone what it is. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s a site that allows people and businesses in need of help find someone who is willing to do jobs for them, and it’s a great way for those who need to earn a little extra money to do just that. From completing handyman tasks to running errands to helping people do the smallest tasks, there is always a way for someone to make money through TaskRabbit, but many consider it an inefficient way to make a few bucks. The problem, you see, is that these tasks are spaced out all over the place. This means long commutes for many, low pay and not enough to keep their lives afloat. For those who are just looking for a few extra bucks here and there, it’s a perfect gig. But for those who are in need of more, it might not be a productive concept.

On that note, however, the administrators of the site have announced that between 10 and 15% of their users are making an actual living earning more than $7000 per month performing tasks for those in need. But how is this possible? Making this kind of money seems almost impossible, but there are several users that have honed their skills and made a killer living thus far using the site to find work. If you think that this sounds like something you could do, take some advice from those who are currently pulling in at least $2000 per week and make it happen. You can do it; you can do anything.

Hone your Skills

What are you good at doing? Do you have a particular skill with which you can make money on a daily basis? It might be far easier for a contractor not having much luck in the work force to head to this site and market their services for a specific pay rate each day and make money when it’s necessary than it is to wait around for a house to pop up on your list of things to do. What you’re good at doing, market. If you’re not good at it, don’t market it. There are a number of skills you can market, too, not just those that are considered ‘normal’ skills in the workforce. There are skills you may never have heard of. One piece of advice is to head to the site and see what you can market and look at the jobs being offered to see if anything is in your realm of possibilities. You might be surprised what you’re good at doing that you were not aware of prior to this.

Broaden your Horizons

Okay, so you are a trained professional who is good at this, that and the other. You’re educated and intelligent, and some things are beneath you. But if someone is willing to pay you $75 per hour to do a task for them such a driving them to a doctor appointment or running their grocery errands, are you really going to say no? I didn’t think so; even smart and educated people with skills and a mile-long resume are capable of running to the supermarket for an elderly couple without the time or ability to do it on their own. It’s money, honey, and that’s how you earn. You’re not going to do good business sticking to one niche. Make it a goal to broaden your horizons and be open to new things at any time for the most potential success.

Set a Rate

Figure out what you are worth. When you are working for others, what works best for you in terms of your income? And remember that these are often tasks that include an ample array of travel and dead time, and you might need compensation for that, too. It is your time, after all. One TaskRabbit earner charges $150 per hour for his services, whether it’s doing a construction job or running errands for those who need his services. He is well aware of what he is worth and he’s not afraid to ask for that. Of course, he’s always willing to negotiate if the rate is right for the task that’s being requested. So set a rate, but keep your doors open for lower offers that might end up seeming like larger payouts thanks to the fact that the tasks is much simpler than you’re used to.

Learn to be Flexible

Sure, being able to do a split and touch your toes is awesome, but it’s not the kind of flexibility we’re talking about here. We’re talking flexibility in that you can do something you never expected and make a living doing it. The key, you see, to success with a site such as TaskRabbit is being highly flexible. Your jobs might include working from home one week and working somewhere else another. You might run errands for people, walk dogs, care for their home or do whatever else you are needed to do and the next week you might spend three days working in an office just because someone is on vacation and the phone has to be answered. You just never know. That’s why you have to be flexible. No two days are alike, and that is precisely how you make a living. If you’re not willing to be flexible, you’re going to severely limit your earning potential.

Be Good at What You Do

Finally, you do have to be good at what you do. There are always those that try to ruin it for themselves by cutting corners and not doing the best possible job, and that’s something that will not pay off in the long run. The first time you attempt to cut corners, you lose a client. You then lose recommendations and you do not earn any money. Be good at what you do and it will pay off.

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