All posts tagged: tips

Spring Moving & Cleaning: How Have You Been Tasking?

  Ahh…spring…an extra hour of daylight, warmer temps and a chance to start fresh. Though the birds start chirping and the flowers are beginning to bloom, spring means different things to different people — for some, it’s finally decluttering that messy closet, scrubbing the shower tile (if we really must), or cleaning out the garage. For others, it might mean finally deciding to move to that new neighborhood you’ve been dreaming about. To celebrate fresh starts, we sprung into action and took a look at cleaning and moving stats in some of our largest cities, neighborhood by neighborhood. How have you really been tasking? NYC New Yorkers want help now (no surprise there). In the city that never sleeps, it should be no surprise that New Yorkers want everything right away. This March, a third of all NYC moving tasks have been same-day requests – up from only 19% in March 2015. Almost 70% more people want same-day moving now than a year ago. We’re darn good at stairs. Couches too. The struggle of finding the perfect apartment in …

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Takin’ Care of Business: Tips for Business Tasks

Every day, more and more businesses are turning to TaskRabbit for help. Whether they need a great customer service representative, an efficient and organized office manager, or a sales whiz, businesses know they can find trustworthy and professional TaskRabbits to get the job done. If you like working in an office setting or want to expand your professional network, look for longer-term opportunities by selecting the “Jobs” filter on the right side of the Open Tasks page. Doing a great job on a business task requires special considerations. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Write a great cover letter To apply for the longer-term business tasks under the “Jobs” filter, you’ll need an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and an awesome cover letter. Your cover letter should highlight your work experience and relevant skills, as well as your enthusiasm to help. Do some research on the business before you write your cover letter so you can show them that you care about their mission and that you’re excited contribute. Be mindful of office etiquette …

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My Productivity Secret: Sticking to It

Guest blogger Ethan Austin is the co-founder of GiveForward, an online fundraising network that makes it possible to raise money for loved ones with medical expenses. Follow Ethan on Twitter @ethanaustin. Ninety-nine percent of the time the hard part isn’t knowing the right course of action. It’s having the discipline to stick to it. There are a million and one brilliant blog posts floating around the Interwebz that will tell you what you should be doing to be a more productive human being. This is not going to be one of them. And the reason why is simple: I totally suck at personal productivity so I’d be a total fraud if I gave you advice on how to be a more productive person. So instead of telling you what you should be doing, I’m going to let you in on a secret. You can read all the blog posts in the world with ingenius plans on how to be a more productive human being, but if you can’t stick to the plan, they don’t mean a whole …

Making the Leap: A Founder’s To-Do List

There are countless pieces of advice available to new entrepreneurs. Guidance on how to efficiently manage time, how to network, how to find investors, and how to build and test a product that people want to buy. Frankly, it’s a lot to sift through. For a comprehensive guide to what every founder needs to do, look no further than our very own Leah Busque. In her latest Huffington Post column, “Making the Leap: A Founder’s To-Do List,” Leah compiled her twenty top nuggets of hard-earned wisdom for new (and veteran) founders. Whether you’re thinking of making the leap into starting your own company or you’re already half-way to the other side, this one’s worth a read. Making the leap into starting your own business is a brave and bold move, and everyone’s path is different. There are plenty of things I wish I’d known when I decided to quit my position at IBM and work on the idea that later became TaskRabbit. Maybe that’s why one of the things I cherish most about being a founder …