London Tasker Stephen B. has been tasking for 2 ½ years, and hasn’t looked back to the days when he wasn’t his own boss. Stephen focuses on Furniture Assembly, Minor Home Repairs, and Mounting but has lots of good advice for Taskers in any category–and also shared a crazy tasking coincidence that baffles him to this day!
What did you do for a living before becoming a Tasker?
My background is in military/police intelligence.
What brought you to TaskRabbit?
I was in between contracts and needed a source of income.
What types of challenges has TaskRabbit allowed you to overcome?
My most notable challenge before starting with TaskRabbit was income. Now, no matter what, I always have a way to pay the bills. It’s amazing how much more easily I can sleep at night with that kind of security!
What is your best tasking memory?
There was one time when I finished a task, came out of the building and checked my Tasker app to see where my next Client lived–and I was standing outside their door. The coincidence baffles me to this day!
How has TaskRabbit improved or affected your life?
I am always my own boss. After doing this for a few years now, I don’t think I could go back to working for other people. I started tasking just to make some money in between contracts, but found that it is actually the best way to make a solid living that I’ve ever had.
What values and attitudes do you try to live by?
If you want to be the best, you have to have the best tools. Strive for perfection in every moment and take responsibility when things go wrong, which sometimes they invariably do.
What was the most rewarding thing about your transition to becoming a Tasker?
I love the work. I find it so rewarding.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with other Taskers?
Treat every task as if it was a task you were doing in your own home, and you can’t go wrong.
We think Stephen’s recommendation to do each task as if it were in your own home is very wise. This Client empathy is partly how he’s scored nearly 500 reviews and a 99% positive average rating. We know many of you have good advice to share–feel free to comment below with your pro tips, and don’t forget to let us know if you, like Stephen, have had any baffling coincidences during your tasking journey!