Airtasker was new to me this month. I had been told about it but never checked it out. I logged in, spend some time looking at what was available within my skills, other options within my area and applied for a bunch.
The ones that were doable online had a lot of people applying for them and I had no luck. I found one that was selling someone else’s gear on eBay for them and got some luck!
It ended up falling through as she went away and honestly I am glad. When I applied, I thought it would be alright, but I realised afterwards that I had no idea how much stuff she wanted me to sell for her or how it was all going to work.
I haven’t been back on. For me it took more time than it was worth given how much money I can make doing other things, but I wanted to give it a go. If you are looking for some work cleaning, ironing, gardening or anything like that, none of those options have many applications. Also moving stuff for people or picking items up interstate. If you are travelling in the right direction they could be a good way to pay for petrol.
I do think it is a great option for many people to make some extra income on the side. I know for me, it took more time than I wanted to put into it.
Tips for Airtasker
Be clear about what you are required to do
It is easy to get caught out if things are not spelled out clearly showing what you are expected to do and for how much.
Look at time vs income
Is it worth your time or would you be better off doing something else in that timeframe?
Be aware of the fee
There is a fee paid to airtasker in anything you do. Be aware of it when calculating your offer for a job.