#TaskerTuesday–Shanelle C.

Shanelle C. tasks in a range of categories in and around New York City. With Delivery on her profile, Shanelle did a lot of grocery delivery tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Help Moving Tasker, she leverages her Organization and Furniture Assembly skills too. But the main reason she became a Tasker? To build her sustainable design and organizing business! 

Read on for how this entrepreneur extraordinaire is excelling on TaskRabbit, using and learning business and technical skills to become a more well-rounded interior designer. 

What did you do for a living before becoming a Tasker?

I was doing furniture sales.

What is the primary reason why you joined TaskRabbit?

I became a Tasker for the flexibility of work, and to build my interior design business.

What helped you accept and complete your first task?

Creatively marketing myself!

How do you market yourself to Clients?

I like to think my Skills & Experience pitch descriptions are corny yet charming, and show Clients that I’m trustworthy but also a real person. Clients are always curious about how long I’ve been on the app and my background prior to tasking, so we always discuss what I can do for them!

What is your best tasking memory? 

I helped a couple do some serious decluttering. I reviewed each item with them, Marie Kondo style. They were both so grateful to finally see their floors! It was really a joy teaching them how to manage their things and reduce their spending. It was such a fulfilling interaction.

What are some of your go-to tasking tips and tricks?

I do a lot of moves, so I keep a dolly and rope in the car. These items have come in handy several times, and also show my Clients that I have the right skill set and equipment for the task. Clients like to see that you are prepared and that you’ve done what they need you to do beforehand.

How has TaskRabbit impacted your life? 

As a Tasker, I’ve had the opportunity to make valuable life connections. I’ve been meeting lovely people, especially other entrepreneurs. I recommend TaskRabbit to others regularly.

What’s your best advice for other Taskers?

Be genuine. Be reliable. Be consistent. Most importantly, treat tasking like your business because it is! I take my timeliness and professionalism very seriously. This app encourages you to be accountable because it all comes back to your metrics. Leaving a lasting impression with another human being is how you continue to grow. I also learned that at times when business feels slower, setting my availability further in advance helps!

As for advice from other Taskers that I’d like to receive: I want to get into wall mounting but I still feel nervous about it! What’s the best way for me to get started? (Editor’s Note: Please comment below!)

What do you do to score great reviews (and tips)?

I go above and beyond to ensure that the job is done efficiently. I communicate with my Clients and am fully transparent with what I can and can’t do. They appreciate that. I’ve never once asked for a review, but since everyone has given them proactively I know I’m doing something right!

What are some seasonal/holiday/local traditions that you celebrate?

My best friend and I go out to eat together every year in celebration of Festivus. We are obviously huge Seinfeld fans. Instead of airing our grievances as Mr. Costanza suggests on the show, we celebrate our wins for the year and review how we can get better as humans. I look forward to that time we get to spend every year.

If you promote yourself and your work through social media, what is your social media handle?

My personal Instagram is @_veganleather and my business page is @hippykittendecor. 

Shanelle’s incredible reviews have us seeing stars! Between her reviews and her descriptive profile, Clients can get a sense of who Shanelle is before even meeting her. We also love how she and her friend share their wins every “Festivus”–seems like Shanelle has lots to celebrate! 🎉

2 Thoughts

  1. Great story Shanelle C. I’m a fellow Tasker in NYC. If you still need advice on mounting I suggest two things. You can watch a bunch of YouTube videos or you just need someone to show you how it’s done. There are techniques that you would need to know about to do mounting in NYC because of all of the different kinds of wall structures that you will encounter. I don’t suggest you just jump into it.

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