Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Tasker Aaron P. has been on the platform for just over a year. Aaron leverages the flexibility of TaskRabbit to work physically with his hands on tasks like Furniture Assembly, IKEA Assembly, Help Moving, and Painting–and to work digitally by streaming on Twitch.tv!
Read on for the core values he’s set for himself as a Tasker, and how they infuse his work.
What did you do for a living before becoming a Tasker?
I was a Veterinary Technician.
What brought you to TaskRabbit?
I’ve always preferred work that allows me to move around and work with my hands. TaskRabbit has absolutely delivered on that. I’ve learned so much and expanded my skill set vastly since I started tasking. I enjoy doing different sorts of tasks and meeting new people, and my earnings are better than I anticipated!
What types of challenges has TaskRabbit allowed you to overcome?
I’m a big gamer, and one of my dreams has always been to become a streamer on Twitch.tv (a website for gamers). It can be difficult to balance this hobby with work. Setting my own schedule with TaskRabbit has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion of streaming!
What is your best tasking memory?
My favorite memory since joining TaskRabbit was working with a couple as they fixed up some property they had recently purchased. They were great Clients to work with, were extremely satisfied with all the work I helped them to accomplish, and I learned so many new skills that day that I’ve added to my skill set.
What values and attitudes do you try to live by?
Some of my “core values” that I set for myself as a Tasker are: work hard, ensure good communication, be thorough, and be charismatic!
Is there anything else you’d like to share with other Taskers?
My best piece of advice would be to get your calendar availability game down pat. Using the calendar properly will help you organize your work and life fluidly. I have found this to be extremely important since my tasking schedule is always different and changing.
How has TaskRabbit improved or affected your life?
My quality of life has definitely improved since I’ve started tasking. Setting my schedule per my own timeline—not a boss’s—allows me to pursue my passions and hobbies. Constantly focusing on new tasks keeps the work fresh and interesting. I also feel like I am contributing to my community since my tasks involve working for actual people and families, and I know those tasks improve their quality of life. It’s full-circe!
It’s wonderful to hear how Aaron feels he’s able to achieve work/life balance through tasking, which we’re big fans of, as well as how he enhances his Clients’ quality of life by helping them in ways big and small. Being a platform that enables people to contribute to their communities is a deep point of pride for us, and we love hearing how work and life can be so complementary!