What’s one common experience everyone in our modern world can relate to? Having expenses. It’s a core challenge of life, one that our network hopes to help people overcome, no matter where they are. By connecting people with an easy way to earn income, we hope to open financial doors that might otherwise stay closed.
Tasker Jeff F. came to TaskRabbit with a few big expenses in mind: his mortgage, and his kids’ college education. With a goal to both pay off his mortgage early and set his kids up for success in life, he layered tasking on top of his full-time job as an investigator to nudge that financial goal a little closer to reality.
Here’s what Jeff had to say when we asked him about his TaskRabbit experience so far:
What has your favorite TaskRabbit experience been so far?
I have so many. It’s really neat to use my skills to help people. Until I became a Tasker, I had never applied my “handyman” skills to helping people outside of my immediate family. I really enjoy showing Clients what I’m doing or the issue at hand. It’s awesome to see Clients’ satisfaction—it drives me to do the best I can!
Everyone comes to TaskRabbit with a different approach. What has yours been?
I value hard work and integrity. I try to maintain a moral character that goes with a guiding principle from my upbringing: treating people the way I would like to be treated. Applying my “handyman” skills with these values and attitudes makes for a great all around Client experience.
How has TaskRabbit improved or affected your life?
Obviously the extra income has been nice. But I really enjoy interacting with and helping people. More so, I like challenges and explaining issues to Clients and how to overcome them. Taskers truly are problem solvers at the very crux of it, and I enjoy explaining my creative solutions to Clients as I task. The biggest improvement since I started tasking is that I’ve become more patient, which I carry over to other areas in my life.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being a Tasker?
Honestly, I just enjoy helping people. I never want to leave a task unfinished; I never want to give less than 100%; I never want to do anything less than my best.
And lastly, do you have any advice for other Taskers?
Be confident, but stay humble. Keep your Clients’ satisfaction your main focus, and everything else will fall into place.
It’s always exciting to hear from Taskers like Jeff, who find new ways to use old skills. When you can earn a bit of extra money doing it, what’s not to love?