Hoorah for clever entrepreneurs! They can transform a mundane dilemma (like not having enough hours in the day to get through your to-do list) and turn it into a business idea which provides a much-needed solution (hire someone else to do the grunt work for you). Pulling a rabbit out of the hat can make entrepreneurs a bundle of cash. Take woman entrepreneur Leah Busque. When she ran out of dog food for her Labrador, Koby, but didn’t have time to go to the store, she had a stroke of genius – hire a minion to do it for her. And so TaskRabbit was born.
What is TaskRabbit?
TaskRabbit is a US-based online and mobile platform which connects folks which need a job, task or chore done (“Task Posters”), with someone who can do it (a “Task Rabbit”). Task Posters can be busy private individuals short on time or businesses which lack the staff to get a certain job done. Task Rabbits hail from all walks of life and come in all shapes and sizes, but all go through a rigorous application process during which they’re background-checked and screened.
How Does Task Rabbit Work?
Task Posters log on to the TaskRabbit website, select their city and click ‘Post a task’. They’re asked to describe the task – for example, whether it’s a shopping errand to run or office help required, and whether it’s a once-off or recurring job – and to name their location and price. Task Rabbits in their vicinity then bid on the job – the one with the lowest bid wins the gig. Once the Task Rabbit has completed the task, the Task Poster pays them online, through the TaskRabbit website. To guarantee good calibre Task Rabbits, Task Posters are asked to rate their rabbits, indicating levels of satisfaction.
For more inspiration…
Providing personal minion services is an increasingly lucrative business idea in the United States. Check out these personal and corporate concierge services:
- My Concierge – helps you achieve a balance between what you want to do and what you need to do
- Best Friend – tackles the time-consuming tasks, while you focus on what’s important to you
- Chicago Errand Boy – helps you run your life like clockwork.