Students, unemployed and stay at home parents are usually on the lookout for extra earning opportunities or part-time jobs. If you belong to any of the group of people listed in the previous sentence or just pressed for cash, you can try picking up some newspaper and applying for an offline job but it doesn’t always work out the way we want.
However, we have a powerful tool called Internet, which has helped millions of people find both online and offline jobs to generate extra cash by doing simple things. So today I would like to share one of the most interesting web projects I have seen in a long time, I do like the idea and I have a feeling that TaskRabbit.com will go big someday.
Unfortunately this offer is restricted to only some cities in US.
What is TaskRabbit.com?
A new web and mobile marketplace connecting busy people or businesses in need for any task completed and experts willing to spend their time completed these tasks is called TaskRabbit. Stay at home parents, retired people and students have a lot of free time and they can turn it into money by running simple but time-consuming errands for TaskRabbit users.
This innovative platform pre-screens workers and supplies them with all important tools and tips to satisfy the needs of people, who use TaskRabbit to run their time consuming errands.
Currently TaskRabbit.com is functioning in these cities:
- LA & OC
- New York City
- San Antonio
- SF Bay Area
And soon is launching in these cities:
Applying for a “TaskRabbit” job position
People residing in the cities listed above are eligible to apply for a TaskRabbit position and earn money by completing various tasks. The application process can be briefly described like this:
1) Filling out all required application forms. TaskRabbit.com is totally free and does not charge any membership fees.
2) Passing a background check and a video interview. This company is very serious about people, who represent them, so this step cannot be skipped, if you want to work for them and earn money in your free time.
3) Building your profile and taking up first tasks.
The job listings on this website vary greatly but I am sure you will be able to find something suitable for you. On the member leader board you will be able to see that some users have managed to complete several thousands of local tasks already.
All money made on this site can be withdrawn to your PayPal account or be mailed to you in the form of a check.
CheckPoints.com is a tool, which can help you big time, while completing tasks for TaskRabbit.com. Many people on TaskRabbit request you to do shopping for them. Well, CheckPoints.com is a mobile application giving you special points for checking in certain stores. This way you kill two birds with one stone. Get money for doing shopping and redeem points from CheckPoints for prizes.
Roundup and final thoughts
To sum everything up, I find this opportunity fascinating and I have high hopes for this. Completing such tasks and running errands for other people can be generate an extra income stream for people, who are willing to monetize their free time but don’t want to spend it doing work on the computer. As for me, doing shopping for someone is way more interesting than doing data entry work sitting at a computer desk.