One man was able to earn up to £3,000 a month which helped with basic living expenses and some financial pressure. With energy bills about to rise again, getting extra cash each month could be vital for some low-income families feeling the pressure.
Karim spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk about how he was able to use TaskRabbit to get that extra income and earn so much each month.
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that connects the freelance workforce with local demand. This allows consumers to find help with everyday tasks, including furniture assembly, moving, delivery and DIY jobs.
Karim started using Task Rabbit during the pandemic after losing his job.
He said: “It was a great way to earn money and use my skills while I had more free time.
“Over time, I realized that I loved chores so much that I was in no rush to even get a desk job.
“The great thing about TaskRabbit is that the more tasks you complete, the more experienced you become, and in turn, you can charge more per hour to reflect that.
“The app gives you the ability to earn more, which can help balance the rising cost of living, and the ability to choose my own hourly rates, which has been very helpful in helping me establish a budget when things got tight.”
The number of hours he devotes to each task varies.
He continued: “When I work full time I can earn up to £3,000 a month.
“Using TaskRabbit allows me to be flexible and I like being able to log in and out when it suits me.
“My tasks vary as I have a wide range of skills, which is what I like most about the platform.
“I would say that I generally do more DIY and DIY work, like building furniture, putting up shelving and mounting TVs. However, in the past I have also been hired to do jobs that require more time, such as painting.
Karim explained that the extra income helped him survive the cost of living as he was able to use it to offset rising bills.
He said, “What I earn from the platform goes towards basic living expenses.
“I hope that in the future what I earn from chores can become disposable income.
“Using my skills on the platform has given me a sense of security as I control what I earn each month.
“Having gone through the process of losing my job to the pandemic, it now takes a lot of the pressure off me as I know I can always rely on Tasking as a way to earn a living and even better that it’s very flexible and gives me the chance to do something I love.