Become A Tasker On Taskrabbit

Is Taskrabbit Right For You? Tasker Sign Up Guide

Will someone really pay you to stand in line? Or to bring donuts to an office meeting? Or even hang out at a party? The answer is yes.

What Is TaskRabbit?

Simple jobs like those listed above, and many other time-saving or logistical-minded errands, are among the simple tasks you can earn money by doing with TaskRabbit.

The TaskRabbit app is based on the idea that many of the everyday tasks that we take for granted can be very burdensome for people who are either too busy or otherwise limited from doing it themselves.

Demand from TaskRabbit customers includes typical daily chores like delivery services, handyman skills, personal assistance, and pet sitting. But more unique gigs like light accounting, organizational services, event planning, and computer help are also on the menu.

There are dozens of categories for which Taskers can register. What’s more, furniture giant IKEA recently acquired the company and is using the platform to connect consumers with Taskers who can help build purchased furniture. The stream of potential work is only growing, and it’s time to take advantage of it!

What It Takes to Be a Tasker

TaskRabbit has a simple registration process that can be completed using their app on your device of choice. First things first, review all of the job categories available and be sure you’re experienced in at least one of the skills. Afterward, select as many of them as possible:

  • Carpentry & Construction
  • Cleaning
  • Decoration
  • Deep Clean
  • Delivery
  • Electrician
  • Errands
  • Event Staffing
  • Executive Assistant
  • Furniture Assembly
  • IKEA Assembly
  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Lift & Shift Furniture
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Mounting
  • Moving Help
  • Office Administration
  • Organization
  • Packing & Shipping
  • Painting
  • Pet Sitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sewing
  • Shopping
  • Waiting in Line
  • Window Cleaning
  • Yard Work & Removal
Taskrabbit tasker hanging a mirror.


Once you’re certain that you’re a good fit for one or more of the opportunities offered, make sure you also fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Provide a government-issued photo ID and your social security number
  • Submit to a background check
  • Upload a picture of yourself to the app
  • Own a smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • Hold a checking account for direct deposit payments
  • Pay a non-refundable $20 processing fee for applications
  • Can be available to work in an area that TaskRabbit serves

On that last requirement, TaskRabbit isn’t currently available everywhere in the country (but they’re working on it), so double check if you’re within commuting reach of the following cities:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Boston, MA
  • Bristol, UK
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Durham, NC
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Greater London, UK
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Manchester, UK
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Haven, CT
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orange County, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Paul, MN
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington, DC

TaskRabbit is always trying to expand to more areas, so keep checking back, or sign up here to be notified when your metro area is added to the regions they cover. While you don’t need a car to be a tasker, it’s up to you to get yourself to and from your jobs. If you have more detailed questions about the preliminary requirements, TaskRabbit provides an excellent resource page to address those concerns. For example, maybe you’re concerned about the background checks and processing fees. A thorough explanation can be found at the Trust & Safety page.

Becoming a Tasker

Got all those resources and information described above? Passed your background check? Great! Now you can now register to be a Tasker! Now it’s time to sign up for the gigs that fit your skill set. TaskRabbit will even give you access to an Info Session to prepare you for next steps.

1. Create Your Profile

For each of the services you can provide, you will need to create a profile. This will include a picture of yourself and a “quick pitch” where you talk yourself up. Make that picture count! Everything from lighting to setting can help sell you. TaskRabbit has a guide to composing a great profile pic. The pitch is your opportunity to convey what service you perform, why you’re good at your task, what experience you’ve had in performing it, and what makes you a better pick than the other Taskers. Each category will require a separate personal pitch and is limited to 250 words. Look around the app at other successful Taskers’ pitches for an idea of how to compose your own pitch.

Remember: You’ll be competing against other Taskers, so make sure to have unique, strong pitches that show your personality while also clearly articulating your abilities.

2. Set Your Rate

Next, set your rates. The suggested rates may seem low at first, but they will increase and can be changed as you accept more tasks and successfully complete them. Go with what TaskRabbit requires to approve your application and get you started. As your profile becomes more active, your rates can go up to $20-30/hour or more. Keep in mind that TaskRabbit will take 30% of your earnings as commission.

You’ll also need to provide your own supplies, tools, and transportation (there’s no compensation for gas). Of course, customers are free to tip, and that money is 100% yours. You’ll also have to set up your own map of what areas you can serve. This will define where you are available to complete certain jobs. TaskRabbit has a nice guide for creating your personalized map to help get you started.

3. Get Started

Once you are fully on board, get ready. Setting your app to “available” means you will have 30 minutes to respond to any incoming work request.

Failing to respond will harm your rating. As you continue, there are many different ways to improve your rating and become more efficient using the app, helping you earn as much money as possible.

That’s basically it. If you’re interested, click the button below to become a tasker.