Delegate daily tasks to a part-time personal assistant – Empty fridge. Piles of laundry. Unassembled Ikea furniture and a leaky bathroom faucet. When the odd jobs and errands pile up around Casa Knobloch, I dream of a legion of personal assistants who can take care of it all for me. We’ve talked about apps that help you delegate to friends, and services that deliver your groceries, but it all falls short of delivering a real, live human to do your bidding a an affordable price.
The stuff of dreams and celebrities, right? Or is it?
TaskRabbit offers a more affordable way to delegate all the tasks you’d rather not do
Post a job on their website and eager contenders will try to outbid each other for the job so you can get that swedish furniture assembled for the absolute lowest price. Want your work shirts ironed every week? Set up a recurring task, and a kindly neighbor looking to make a little extra cash might step up to help you out for less than a few lattes. You can breathe easy knowing everyone has been pre-screened and thoroughly background-checked. And if you’re looking to make a little extra cash yourself, becoming a rabbit is an easy way to find jobs that you’ll enjoy doing. Hey, if you can swing a full-time personal assistant, all the power to ya, baby. For everyone else, check out TaskRabbit.
What do YOU think?
I am SO excited to spend a little more time over the next week checking out this site a little more. I love the idea of having an affordable way to delegate out some of my tasks – both online and off – that I don’t have time for, or simply do NOT like to do. And I’m super intrigued to see what types of tasks are available for me to do… I mean heck, if I’m going to iron a weeks worth of shirts anyway, it’s no big deal to add a few more to earn a few bucks, right? I’m all about bartering, and love keeping my money local – so this seems like a perfect way for me to trade daily tasks!
Have you used this service as a more affordable personal assistant option? Would you? Leave some comments!
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