Is TaskRabbit a Scam? How does it work and is? What is TaskRabbit after all? Is it a great way to earn money and quit 9 to 5 job?
I’ve seen many questions of TaskRabbit all around the Internet and decided to write this article to answer all your questions. Whether you’ve been thinking about becoming a “rabbit” or hiring someone through their website, you have come to the right place.
Founded: 2008 by Leah Busque
Type: Independent Work. Can be literally anything from shopping to car repairing.
Short Review: I love the idea of TaskRabbit. It helps clients to outsource their work and taskers can earn good money independently. If you like moving around and helping people, TaskRabbit could be an interesting way for you to make a living.
I personally prefer earning passive income online. That’s why my #1 recommendation is still Wealthy Affiliate because it has taught thousands of people worldwide how to make it.
What Is TaskRabbit?
Ever had a situation where you would have needed a helping hand? Your removal is coming but doesn’t know anyone who would help. Or you would need to install some home equipment. Somebody should clean the house but you don’t have time at the moment. That’s where TaskRabbit comes in the picture.
TaskRabbit is a service that connects regular people who need to get some job done with “Rabbits” who are ready to help them. TaskRabbit has a mobile app where you can request taskers to do something for you. Or as a tasker, you can pick up the best jobs what you could do and start earning money.
In the picture below you can see some popular jobs on TaskRabbit:
How Much Money Can You Earn on TaskRabbit?
When I saw TaskRabbit for the first time I thought it would be probably earn something like $10 per hour or $2,000 per month maximum. I was completely wrong.
Some Rabbits are earning $6,000-7,000 per month or even $2,000 per week. That’s much over the average salary in the U.S. In Finland (my expensive home country) the doctors earn such money. Of course, you can earn +$10,000 per month online but $6,000-7,000 per month is still a great salary.
At the moment TaskRabbit is available in major cities of the US and UK. They are expanding and scaling the business all the time so most likely it will be available in other countries as well in the future.
Even though top earners make $2,000 per week on TaskRabbit we need to remember that everybody isn’t making such income. It may be challenging to find tasks in your area and the competition can also be tough. Anyhow, there’s clearly an interesting earning potential. Your minimum earnings will be $11,5 per hour through this app as a tasker.
You can decide yourself what kind of salary you’re going to accept on TaskRabbit. I recommend that you do your calculations and take into account that it some jobs you need to move around and use the money on gas.
TaskRabbit Payments + Interesting Story
You can withdraw the money immediately when the client has marked the job completed and you have reached the minimum payout limit $25. You will get paid within 24 hours through PayPal or in 3-7 days by a check.
TaskRabbit takes a little fee of your salary but as I mentioned your minimum salary is still $11,5 per hour after TaskRabbit fee. Some taskers earn even $50-70 per hour. One man reported that he was earning $70 for folding t-shirts because a start up company needed to have their t-shirts folded before a very important event. Sometimes people are willing to pay crazy money if you need to get things done fast.
How to Become a Tasker?
You can easily sign up on TaskRabbit website. Then they’ll arrange you a video interview through the Internet where you’ll be asked several important questions. The criteria for getting accepted as a tasker isn’t very high but TaskRabbit still wants to make sure to provide the best value for their customers.
Once you are accepted as a tasker, you can start using their mobile app to look for new jobs. Have a look at the picture below:
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When you see suitable jobs, you just accept the details with the client and get the work done. Then you get paid and that’s it.
Is TaskRabbit Safe?
If you are thinking about buying services through TaskRabbit, it’s important to ask yourself, is TaskRabbit safe? Or if you work as a tasker, can you be sure that you are safe when going to meet strangers?
TaskRabbit makes their best to provide safe work and good value for their clients. All taskers go through the screening process. Of course, you can use common sense if there is something strange with tasker’s messages. Anyway, 99% of taskers should be completely fine. You can read tasker’s feedback and choose the best ones for you.
TaskRabbit clients should give their personal information and details to the app. TaskRabbit is a reliable company and they won’t give your information further.
Despite all great aspects of their app, there are some TaskRabbit complaints on the Internet. We’re gonna have a look at positive and negative reviews in the next chapter.
TaskRabbit Reviews & Complaints
Most people are satisfied with TaskRabbit. Their average rating is 7,4 out of 10 on Trustpilot website based on 146 reviews. Many said that it’s so easy and practical to use TaskRabbit to get things done. You can find lots of reviews like this:
Notice that this review is pretty new because it was written in August 2017. You can find tons of other positive reviews written this summers saying, “Great service, reliable taskers, would use again, etc.”
However, as there are thousands of taskers in the service, some of them may be a little bit “unprofessional”. Have a look at this example:
Mounting a projector screen shouldn’t be a very difficult task. That’s why I’m sorry to see a negative review like this. It seems that this happened because of the unqualified tasker. This kind of mistakes can happen because the screening process isn’t very tough.
However, Darryl probably left a negative review on his tasker so other people won’t hire him again.
Conclusion – Is TaskRabbit Worth It?
TaskRabbit is not a work at home job like most services we review on YourOnlineRevenue.com. You can accomplish some of their tasks from home on the computer but if you want to earn a full-time income with TaskRabbit, you need to leave your home and “get your hands dirty”.
This is definitely an interesting opportunity for many people who want to work independently rather than having a regular 9 to 5 job. However, for a person like me who rather works on his brains rather than using hands, I prefer earning money online. If you are interested in earning money like I do, I offer you my full support on Wealthy Affiliate. It’s completely free to get started.
I could use TaskRabbit for outsourcing little tasks like cleaning or installing some home equipment. However, I think that their rates are a little bit higher than on some other similar services. But sometimes it doesn’t matter so much when you just want to get the work done fast.
Do you have experiences of TaskRabbit?
Would you like to work as a tasker or hire people through their service?
Too bad TaskRabbit is not yet available in the Philippines. With all the innovations and different things happening, I am pretty positive that TaskRabbit will be available in my country in the near future. Thanks for the great article sir!
I hope TaskRabbit would be available in your country as well. Or maybe you could create a similar app there? 🙂
Hello, Roope Kiuttu! What a great company to work on and it will pay you a lot of money but sadly it was not available here in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing it Brother. Great article.
Yeah, this company is not yet available in the Philippines. I think innovations like this could boost any country in the long run 🙂
2000$ sounds great but you have to travel a lot and this job is not for a lazy person.
Sadly this is not available in Romania but hopefully it will be soon.
I don’t really feel safe using this because any insane person can bypass the screening procedure and then do bad things.
But it’s an interesting idea.
it’s interesting that you’re afraid that some insane person would bypass the screening procedure. Maybe things are different in Romania than in Finland? :O
TaskRabbit jobs are definitely not for a lazy person. They are for someone who likes to do different kind of jobs and are open-minded.
Sadly it’s unavailable in my country, but this one seems really promising. Unfortunately, we don’t have any application like this one here in Brazil.
Would be interesting to know if there’s some similar app in Brazil. I believe there would be a demand for this app in many countries. What do you think?
This is a great site and I´ve heard people saying it is better than ads on Craigslist because you get better information about who is coming to do the work so I think it will pick up steam compared to other methods of hiring people for sure term jobs.
The other really beneficial thing is that because it is actual physical work at a location, rather than online work, you won´t have to worry about your marketing being saturated with rabbits like frequently happens with online work.
Yeah, that’s a good point what you mention about physical work. There are many people like myself who prefer working online because it gives a huge flexibility. It gives room for those who are willing to do the “hard physical work”.
Well, this app is really cool and will be one of the best buck mining app in the future if utilized very well, but it’s really sad, it’s not available in most countries, but I really hope it will be made available in most countries, cause this kind of apps are really needed in many places.
Cause I know some people who would like using this app to meet out with people who need their help and are living in the same location.
I believe it will expand to other countries in the future as well. In fact, I think I could consider creating such app myself. It would bring a huge help for lots of people and the earning potential for the founder would be great as well.
It seems like a good service although it’s not available to my country. I prefer working from home mostly but the payments are not bad at all. I would like to ‘get my hands dirty’ as you said when it becomes available.
With all the respect i would like to ask you a question Roope regarding online services. Which do yo think is the best service to earn 20$ online per day? Thank you in advance and keep up the good work!
thanks for your comment. As you have seen in many of my articles, my #1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate and it will make you much more than $20 per day online when you have built things up.
But if you want to want fast money now, then I recommend freelancing services like Xplace, Fiverr, One Hour Translation, HireWriters, iWriter and so on. You will make more than $20 per day easy by freelancing as well when you have built your profile and people trust you.
However, the problem with freelancing is that you can’t earn passive income by doing it. You get paid only when you finish a task and a client pays you. With affiliate marketing, you can get paid months and even years after you have stopped working. That’s why it’s a better choice in the long term.
You could also start making both. Earn money by freelancing to cover your living costs but at the same time built your affiliate marketing business which will sooner or later make more passive income than you would be making by freelancing.
What do you think?
Based on the reviews I I have searched, TaskRabbit is really an awesome money maker. There are both positive and negative reviews, but I think it is worth a try.
Yeah, most reviews of TaskRabbit are quite positive. Of course, there are some negative reviews as well but most of the time people enjoy using this service. It’s worth trying if you like working with your hands.
Wow, this is a great earning opportunity. sadly, I can not use this program. I am not based in the US or the UK. making 6-7K monthly is as good as a regular job. If you can earn this kind of amount, there is no need to go to day time job.
However, quitting day time job for Task rabbit may not be a wise decision. What if you are a plumber but do not find plumbing tasks anymore, or even if you find plumbing task, there is no guarantee that you will get enough task to earn decently. having said that, if it is available in your location, you can give it a try.
That’s a good point Vinaya. That’s why I would recommend using TaskRabbit first as a side thing. When you have done the maths and calculated that you can live with the money, then it’s wise to go for it. I think it’s good to start a business part-time while you are still working for a company.
You build your discipline because you need to work 60-70 hours per week. It’s a good practice for the time when you’ll be an entrepreneur. And if the business doesn’t take off, you can always continue in the same job and try again.
$2000 a week sounds amazing and I’m sure if it was easy then a lot of people would be quitting their jobs to do this. But when I read that a lot of users on this site was actually making that for real I was amazed. The problem is that it must be extremely hard to get to the stage where this is possible.
Regarding the bad review, I’m sure that a lot of sites will be the same, to be honest. There will always be that one person that is not that good at doing the job. Hopefully, he can get his refund.
Yeah, it can be challenging to make $2,000 per week with TaskRabbit but so it is also with a normal job. If you earn $2,000 per week and invest it wisely, you’ll be financially free in a few years. That’s why I think it’s worth it. I’d rather work hard for a few years and then do the rest of my life whatever I want than work for 40 years in a regular job.
Definitely. I think everyone will agree with that to be fair. I would love to work my socks off for a few years if it means that I am able to enjoy my life and do whatever I want when I am older.
I might actually have a look at it to be fair because it does operate in the United Kingdom and it seems good. The minimum salary even after their fee is extremely good and about the same as the minimum wage over here.
Yeah, that’s true. And you always learn something new when trying new things.
However, I have found Wealthy Affiliate and now I’m concentrating my full power on building my affiliate marketing business because it seems to pay off so well. Every month I’m making new income records. Every week there are more and more people visiting my website. It’ll be exciting to see how fast the income grows because I’m determined to reach that $10,000/month mark at some point.
Too bad it’s not available in my country and it’s not working at home but I bet there are many people who would like to use it because the idea behind the app seems to be great. I think apps like that will get more and more popular because it’s easier to advertise your bussiness there.
Yeah, TaskRabbit is only available in some major cities of UK and US at the moment but I believe they’ll expand to other countries as well in the future. Or why not someone else would create a similar app for other countries? I think it could work great and make good money for the owner.
Great Information! I will have to try TaskRabbit Out Sometimes, by what I have read this sums up that TaskRabbit Is great for some users but not all and it isnt very great for an all time job unless you know how to use it!
yes, I think it’s important that you know your work’s value when you start using TaskRabbit. If you rate yourself higher, you can naturally earn more. This principle applies to any given work. I have been earning more than more educated and much more experienced people doing the same job at the same company just because I was able to negotiate a better salary than them.
My biggest worry with Task Rabbit is that once it really takes hold and people start using it nationwide and in lots of different countries (it’s not available in Canada yet) that competition is going to allow potential employers to drive down the wage much like in the thirties with the fruit pickers in California.
Like anything that isn’t controlled, these things can take on a life of their own and before you know it one side has it way over the other. Either, taskers could start to way overcharge or those hiring could start to always hire the lowest bidder.
In very simple jobs I think the potential to start to underpay will be there as there is no standard for rate of pay. Unless people band together now and demand that a certain minimum be kept per hour of work, I can see huge potential for abuse.
I would rather concentrate on the possibility than a threat. As I mentioned in the post, the minimum salary for taskers is $11,5 per hour (and it costs $15 for the client). That’s why the prices and salaries can’t go lower. Of course, TaskRabbit may change that feature in the future but it’s up to them.
Anyway, I see TaskRabbit as a creative and a wonderful innovation.