With over 400 tasks under his belt, Emmanuel L. has amassed a 5-star rating from the work he’s done for Clients. His hard-earned success is the result of a simple formula: trust, transparency, and a commitment to excellence. And because he’s so passionate about handiwork and carpentry, tasking comes easy to Emmanuel… for him being a Tasker feels less like work and more like play!
Why did you become a Tasker?
I was looking for a way out of the retail industry. I was searching for a handyman job and stumbled upon TaskRabbit. After doing a little research I thought it’d be a great fit. Two and a half years later, I’m making more money now than I have in any other job I’ve had before!
Do you task part-time or full-time?
Do you have other jobs or activities that you are involved in?
I have an interest in custom carpentry and woodworking. I’m slowly building out a business in that while I task. Many of the tools I use for tasking and carpentry are actually the same!
In my Tasker profile picture I have a custom carving of the TaskRabbit logo in a block of Poplar. It’s definitely an attention grabber when Clients are looking through the list of Taskers.
How did you learn your skills?
Practice, practice, practice. The number one thing I tell myself is to never make the same mistake twice! The internet is an amazing source of information. There’s so much out there that’s free, but I recommend using some paid services as well so you get the full scoop on a topic.
What were your biggest learnings as you got started on the app?
Using quality tools is a must. Set realistic expectations with the clients, and don’t be afraid to let them know if you aren’t able to do something.
Can you share how you’ve built your career/business on TaskRabbit?
I focus on providing top quality service and I always encourage Clients to leave a review and recommend me to anyone else they know who might need my services. The best way I market myself is simply to be myself, be honest, and be fair in setting prices.
Can you describe ways in which TaskRabbit has impacted your life?
TaskRabbit has given me the opportunity to put my natural skills to use in ways that I just wasn’t able to in previous jobs. It’s hard to find a carpentry-like business that isn’t monotonous. TaskRabbit gives me the freedom to really just dive right into different tasks while I support myself financially.
Do you have a specialty that Clients hire you for?
Clients usually hire me to help out with furniture assembly tasks or for consultations for furniture purchases. I build all my own furniture so Clients pay for my expertise in this area.
What makes you successful as a Tasker?
I treat tasking like it’s my own business. If you take this seriously and act like a professional, there’s no reason why you can’t succeed.
Do you have any suggestions for Clients who are looking to book a Tasker for the first time?
I recommend reading Tasker reviews left by other Clients and to be as descriptive as possible when explaining what you need done.
What are your personal interests or hobbies outside of tasking?
I love making things with wood. I’ve started using resin epoxies as well as paint, and this year I’m hoping to begin incorporating metals!
Do you use social media, websites, or other ways to market yourself and showcase your work?
I do! I have an Instagram account where I post about all the handiwork and woodworking projects that I get up to… follow me at @emmanuel.the!
For Emmanuel, Tasking is a natural extension of his desire to put his skills and experiences to good use while he helps others. To him, the ultimate form of success–as outlined on his Tasker profile–is to “inspire an act of kindness within”.