What To Know About TaskRabbit Before You Sign Up
Whether you need help with cleaning, running errands, moving, or something, you’ll definately find a contractor on TaskRabbit who can complete the work. You will also view hourly rates, read verified reviews, and book services online.
Make sure you consider these five things to know about TaskRabbit:
- What Is TaskRabbit?
- How Much Does TaskRabbit Cost?
- How Does TaskRabbit Work?
- How to Cancel TaskRabbit
- Tips From a Tasker
1. What Is TaskRabbit?
TaskRabbit is a website and app which makes it possible for users to hire, rate, and review local service providers.
While searching for freelancers I found many are skilled in hundreds of categories including yard work, running errands, moving, and more. TaskRabbit will connect you with an independent contractor near you.
These contractors are known as “Taskers,”.
2. How Much Does TaskRabbit Cost?
When I visited the website and searched for a few different jobs, it became obvious that hourly rates depend on the Tasker. And because of that reason, TaskRabbit won’t provide estimates of how much a particular service may cost.
You’ll be able to see an exact hourly rate when booking your tasker. When I looked for someone to wash an apartment in Atlanta, I found listings for available contractors who charged anywhere from $18 to $75 an hour.
3. How Does TaskRabbit Work?
What TaskRabbit does is connect users with local contractors. They also provide access to verified ratings and reviews. You can use TaskRabbit to seek out nearby Taskers, examine previous clients’ experiences, compare hourly rates, and share your own reviews.
In order to get started, visit the website or download the mobile app. Creating an account is straightforward and free, plus you will need to sign up to ascertain any local service providers’ information.
To create an account, click “Profile” within the app or click “Log in” within the top right corner of the website’s homepage.
Finding a Contractor
The best way to find a tasker on TaskRabbit is to search for the type of task you want to be done.
From there, answer a couple of questions about the project including the location, your estimate, and a few other details. Then click “See Taskers and Prices.”
Along the side of the screen, indicate the task date and time you want as well as the Tasker type so as to narrow results further. Make sure you plug in your preferred date and time before you select a contractor to prevent any scheduling conflicts.
Once you’ve found a contractor you’d wish to learn more about, you can click their name to know more about them.
The good this is that you’ll be able to see the number of relevant tasks they’ve completed, the number of positive reviews they’ve received, and how reliable they are. You can also view their ratings and reviews from previous clients. If the Tasker has had reviews in more than one category, you can choose to filter the reviews or view them all.
When we were collecting information on the nearby Taskers who could help with cleaning, I felt that the app had more details than the website.
The Taskers’ have already listed a brief introduction and an hourly rate, which includes TaskRabbit’s 15% service fee.
If you see a Tasker with the label “Elite Tasker”, then this means that they’re one of TaskRabbit’s highest-rated Taskers and have met the following qualifications:
- Maintain a positive rating of 98% or higher
- Complete a significant number of tasks each month
- No violations of TaskRabbit’s strict Marketplace Guidelines
Once you find a few available, highly-rated Taskers, you should begin comparing them in order to find the best. Make sure to read customer reviews, consider the Tasker’s reliability rating, and most important look at the hourly rate because that’s the most important thing
Once you have made a decision, click “select and continue” to set a date and time. You will need to have an account. All you have to do is enter your name, email address, ZIP code and create a password before continuing.
After doing this, you’ll be able to verify the details of your project. Make sure you indicate your payment information, enter your phone number and confirm your booking.
Once complete, you’ll have a $1 charge applied to your account that will disappear after 2-3 business days. They do this in order to verify the validity of your credit card. The charges that you incur won’t reflect on your account until your Tasker completes the work.
When you have hired someone, you’ll be able to get in touch with them on the app. We recommend using chat as your primary method of communication so that everything is documented in writing. The best thing is that your phone number and email address won’t be shared with a Tasker.
Just make sure you agree on the date, time, and details of the project beforehand. You should also decide the materials that will be required and who is purchasing them. You should make sure you work together to estimate how long the task will take as this will affect the total cost.
When the task is done, you’ll receive an invoice.
4. How To Cancel TaskRabbit
If you feel the need to cancel a task, you can do so from the web or the TaskRabbit app.
To do it from the website you can click the small circle with three dots in the task window. Go to “cancel.” From the app, go to the “tasks” tab and choose the task. Then, go to “task info” and click “cancel.”
When you cancel a confirmed task within 24 hours of its scheduled start time, you will be charged a one-hour cancellation fee at the Tasker’s hourly rate. If by any chance your Tasker has already completed the work, you will have to contact them directly. You are gonna have to agree on the number of hours that will appear on the invoice.
Overall, I think TaskRabbit is a very great service for people who are looking for contractors or freelancers. All you have to know is that the listings you’ll find on TaskRabbit are not for licensed professionals, though Taskers do offer personal experience and expertise. The good thing is that they have gone through an identity verification process and criminal background check.
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