What: Online platform connecting home service professionals and homeowners

Expected pay: $40 – $85/hour

Commissions & Fees: 12% – 18% of contractor pay; fines for cancellations

Where: Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Ottawa

Requirements: Appropriate experience, licenses and insurance; any necessary tools of the trade; smartphone



  • The site takes care of payment, invoicing, and customer service
  • Offers a payment schedule for different tasks
  • Contractors accept jobs that fit into their area of expertise and schedule
  • Contractor gets between 82% and 88% of the rate, depending on the city and the size of the job


  • Site’s commission is not contractually set
  • The site reserves the right to change its commission, at its sole discretion, at any time
  • If you show up late or cancel a job, you could be subject to an undisclosed penalty
  • You guarantee every job you do through the site
  • Only available in select cities

Solicit neighbor referrals through a local social networking site, such as Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace.

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