Preparing Your Profile for Holiday & Seasonal Demand

And just like that, we’re back to the holiday season: good friends, great food, and time spent with loved ones. From TaskRabbit’s perspective, it’s either a great time to rest or a great time to be a Tasker — it all depends on your needs, outlook, and priorities. 

The categories for which TaskRabbit is well known — including Furniture Assembly, Cleaning, and Mounting — all have their place at the proverbial holiday dinner table. But certain seasonal categories spike each winter as clients require help with holiday prep and winter-related home tasks. 

If you don’t already have the below categories on your profile, consider adding them to take advantage of seasonal demand! If you’ve already opted in, consider updating your Skills & Experience to include certain seasonal keywords to help you stand out when clients scan search results for specific skills.

Early December

As clients plan holiday celebrations, buy gifts for loved ones, and prepare for family and friends to gather, they’ll need your help in these categories:

  • Cleaning
  • Mounting
  • Delivery
  • Event Staffing
  • Decoration
  • Personal Assistant (which includes gift wrapping)
  • Yard Work (if you’re in a warmer region)
  • Snow Removal (if you’re in a snowy region)

If you haven’t already added these categories to your profile, consider adding them today. It’s a great way to beat the holiday lull and keep your business flowing.

Late December

After Christmas, we see a spike in client activity around reviving their homes in preparation for the new year. Add these categories to your profile to make the most of this client demand:

  • Help Moving
  • Cleaning
  • Mounting
  • Furniture Assembly
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Lift + Shift (includes Christmas tree removal)
  • Shopping + Waiting in Line (for Taskers in the UK and Canada, we see a spike in Shopping and Waiting in Line demand for Boxing Day, so consider adding it as a category if you haven’t already!)

The actual task vs. the task category

Sometimes clients have tasks that don’t immediately translate to a given task category. In these situations, you’ll set yourself up for success by knowing which categories to opt in to — and updating your Skills & Experience to match clients’ seasonal needs.

Decoration
  • Christmas decorating
  • Christmas tree decorating
  • Hang Christmas lights
Delivery / Moving / Lift & Shift
  • Donation drop-off 
  • Christmas tree removal
Furniture Assembly
  • Toy assembly
Personal Assistant
  • Christmas decoration
  • Christmas tree decoration
  • Gift wrapping
  • Holiday cards and label prep
  • Holiday shopping
  • Shipping gifts
Shopping
  • Holiday shopping 
Mounting
  • Hang / take down Christmas lights
Minor Home Repairs
  • Window winterization
  • Snowblower maintenance
  • Deck winterization
  • AC winterization
  • Pipe insulation
  • Storm door installation
  • Winter pool maintenance 
  • Water heater maintenance 
Snow Removal
  • Shoveling, snowblowing, and plowing
  • Sidewalk salting
Yard/Garden Work (in metros without snow!)
  • Raking
  • Gutter cleaning

Finally, while we understand that the holidays are a great time to take advantage of TaskRabbit and grow your business, they’re also a great time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the most important things in life: friends, family, good food, and the many other things your tasking income lets you benefit from.

TaskRabbit offers a task for every priority and skill set, and that is truly a gift. 🎁 No matter when or where — ’tis the season to celebrate being a Tasker! 

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