Have you ever shown up to a task, only to find out that you didn’t have the right tools to tackle the task at hand? This causes a bad experience for you since you have to find another time to return and complete the task, but it also causes a negative experience for Clients, who will have to wait longer to have their tasks completed. No one wins.
To help avoid that situation, we’ve collected some tips from Elite Taskers both for communicating with Clients, and a list of top tools to keep on hand for some of our most popular categories.
Communicating with Clients
Before a task even starts, a great way to communicate what tools you have in your toolbox is to include this information in your Quick Pitch. This could help you stand out in the Client search results and increase your chances of getting more tasks!
Making the most of the chat function is another way to ensure the task goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few questions to consider asking your Clients while scoping a task:
- Are there any particular tools that I will need to complete this task?
- Is this a task that will require me to use my vehicle?
When you choose which categories to add to your profile, you should think about what tools you have in your toolbox that—together with your skills—would help you in that category. Of course, some tasks (such as waiting in line) don’t require any tools at all, while others (like Furniture Assembly, Help Moving, and Minor Home Repairs) will require a few.
We’ve collected some of the most useful tools for some of our most popular categories:
- Screwdrivers and wrenches
- Stud finder
- Drill (or hammer drill for brick or concrete)
- Metal screws and screw anchors
- Furniture dolly
- Ratchet straps
- Moving blankets
- A vehicle
- Screwdriver (flat head and Phillips)
- Stud finder
- Knee pads
Showing up prepared for the task will go a long way to improving your review rating and business metrics, and it will also help you build lasting relationships with Clients. The wider you build this repeat task network, the more business you’ll get!