What: Online and mobile marketplace matching freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work
Expected pay: Varies based on the job (you set the rate)
Commissions & fees: 30%
Requirements: 21 and over, able to sign a legal contract
Where: Most major cities in the U.S.
The site matches employer and “tasker” – takes a fee for connection and payment processing.
- Sign up to do almost any type of work
- Set your own rates
- High fees – site takes 30% cut + 7.5% “trust and safety fee”
- Many complaints from “taskers”
- Pay $20 to register as a “tasker”
- Penalized if you do not accept 85% of the tasks sent to you – forces you to take jobs and shifts that may not suit you
What Users Say: (From Indeed)
If you sign up to be a Tasker for TaskRabbit, good luck. TaskRabbit makes it very clear you are replaceable and the customers always right. TaskRabbit states if a customer cancels a task within 24 hours of start time you will receive 1 hour credit for the job. I’ve had numerous times where a customer cancels within 24 hours and I received $0 compensation.
I’ve had times where I’ve been at a job waiting for 30 minutes, per TaskRabbit policy and the customer never shows up. I would get a message later stating that I didn’t show up and it will count as a no-show on my end.
Poor communication and canned responses are the norm. Tasker concerns are ignored
Get to set your own schedule, can choose what kinds of jobs you want to do.
There are a bunch, the main ones I do are ikea assembly, and help moving stuff.
As you do more work, and get more reviews you can choose to raise your pay as well.ProsChoose hours, jobs, payConsSlow at first until you get more reviews and a clientelle