Written by Emma Kansiz
Published 2022-07-05 / 4 min read
Consider yourself pretty handy around the house? Know your way around an Ikea manual? Have a few hours to spare? Consider TaskRabbit, an online marketplace that connects skilled people of all stripes with the people desperate to hire them.
Taskrabbit was founded by Leah Busque in 2008 with the concept of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. These days we are all busy and often lack the community ties of earlier generations, when you could call on someone nearby to help you move furniture or set up an appliance. When you sign up as a Tasker you can earn money helping with projects and tasks that suit your skill set. These include furniture assembly, laundry, errands, yard work, carpentry, cleaning and event staffing. A comprehensive list can be found here. There are currently over 60,000 taskers helping make people’s lives easier in 48 American cities. Maybe you’ll become one of them.