TaskRabbit and Other Tools to Make Your Job Easier

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Posted June 29, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
In the words of David Harrison, Vice President of Engineering for Freelancer.com, “How would your life change if you had access to virtually unlimited labor at next to no cost?”

For instance….Those tasks that linger on your task list – week after week, you move them from task list to task list and never quite get them done. It’s those tasks that make us feel completely unproductive. And oddly enough, it’s usually the mundane non expertise using tasks that we put off and put off. What if there was a way to get these tasks done quickly, easily, and for just a few dollars? Well, you can. You could use a fun new service, TaskRabbit.

TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that allows folks to live a smarter and more fulfilling life by once again relying on their neighbors. TaskRabbit is about solving an age-old problem: there is never enough time in the day to do everything you need to do. At TaskRabbit, we harness the power of the community to get things done – forming a virtual neighborhood. We call it “Service Networking” – leveraging the latest social, mobile and location-based technologies to bring neighbors together to get things done.

Another for instance…maybe you have a project you’ve wanted to complete for months, but you just don’t have the expertise. Perhaps it’s web development or graphic design, perhaps it’s digital engineering or complex mathematics. For those problems, you have a resource in Freelancer.com.

Freelancer.com (formerly GetAFreelancer) is the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. We have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world. We connect over 3,695,959 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales and marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under US$200, making outsourcing for the first time extremely cost effective for small businesses.

So don’t keep piling up those to-do lists. Whether you’re a mogul or a mommy, you can outsource your work to TaskRabbits and Freelancers in your neigborhood and worldwide.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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    WeGoLook also is a great resource for nationwide tasking and reporting similar to TaskRabbit. WeGoLook uses a cloud labor platform to perform customization tasks. Users/Businesses can hire over 7,000 Lookers (onsite inspectors) to go anywhere in the USA (now in UK and Australia) to inspect a product, person, place or thing.





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