Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Website Wednesday - TaskRabbit
Have you heard about TaskRabbit? This summer I was researching easy ways to save or make money, and I stumbled across an article from CNN Money that praised the site. Background checked (they require your social security number) Task Rabbits are eligible to bid on tasks posted. Posters can either set a fixed price or let Rabbits make offers. Rabbits are rated by Posters so Posters have information on past performance when selecting a Rabbit.
Tasks vary and can be skilled or unskilled but often include things like moving furniture, doing minor home repairs, event help, and online data collection. I joined the site this summer (after extensive research on them before giving them my social security number). All of the tasks I've completed so far have been virtual, but have included reading and reviewing books (discovered a great author that way!), trying and reviewing a beta version of a cell phone game app, and providing feedback for product reviews.
I've found it to be an easy way to generate some extra money without taking on a part time job. The screening process makes it safer than Craigslist. It can also be a great way to get odd jobs done for a reasonable price. A friend in another city bought a piece of furniture on Craigslist and then found a Task Rabbit with a truck to pick it up and transport it, resulting in big savings for her.
Check it out, and let me know what you think!