From household chores to office admin projects, there are tons of jobs that pay more than $25/hour and allow you to do them on your own schedule.
But how can you find them? That's usually the hard part, so that’s where sites like TaskRabbit can help. TaskRabbit is a gig platform for odd jobs.
Search for local jobs that fit your schedule and desired rate, or post what jobs you’re willing to do and for how much. You keep 100% of whatever hourly rate you charge, and the only thing you’re responsible for paying is the one-time initial $25 registration fee.
Plus, there’s a one-hour minimum charge, so you'll always get your full hourly rate even if the project only takes 15 minutes. While average rates vary by city, here’s a general outline of how much you can make doing certain tasks.
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Earn $15/hour doing everything from waiting in line to assembling furniture. While you can certainly charge more for this work, here are a few jobs that pay at least $15/hour.
Delivery: If you have a car, then you can help deliver pretty much anything. While you’re likely familiar with grocery and restaurant food delivery, you can also help deliver big pieces of furniture, pet food, coffee, and donation drop-offs. You can even sign up to wait for items to be delivered.
Furniture assembly: Have an electric drill and know how to follow assembly instructions? Then you may want to sign up for the many assembly jobs available -- both Ikea and otherwise. If you’re handy with tools and have the patience often needed to put furniture together, this is a great way to utilize your skills.
Organization: Do you like organizing things? Then get paid for it! From tidying cluttered garages and messy closets, to classifying digital photos and clearing out email inboxes, there’s lots of ways to help people get organized.
Waiting in line: Yep, you can get paid just to stand in line – whether for a restaurant, special event, or new product release – for someone. So long as you don’t mind standing on your feet for a decent amount of time, you can do this job. Plus, bring along your phone or a book and you can stay entertained while you wait.
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Make $25/hour doing tasks that are a bit more intensive than the $15/hour jobs, and vary across a wide range of categories.
Event staffing: As events start picking up, these tasks offer a great option for anyone that has experience in one of the many jobs and roles required for a party or event. Event staffing jobs range from setting up, greeting guests, cooking and serving food, bartending, playing music, and cleaning up.
Painting: If you have experience painting interiors or exteriors, this may be a good fit. Jobs can range from an accent wall to a three-story house. If you have your own painting tools -- a ladder, painter's tape, plastic covering, for example -- you may stand out from the pack.
Mounting: Customers seek out services for all types of mounting projects. From mounting TVs to shelves to lighting, there are a lot of things people need help hanging. You can charge at least $25/hour, and more if you have experience.
Minor home repairs: Handypersons should check out the home repairs tasks for all types of odd jobs. Typical home repair services include fixing a door hinge, filling in a hole in the drywall, putting weather-stripping around a door frame, and caulking interiors.
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Get paid $50/hour doing something you're good at or are willing to learn how to do. Here are a few job examples at this hourly rate.
Carpentry/construction: Ever built something or have worked in construction? You can charge at least $50/hour for carpentry and construction jobs. Some examples of jobs Taskers have had are to build shelves, replace rotten wood on steps, and build and install cabinets.
Heavy lifting: If you have the ability to lift heavy objects safely, there are lots of job opportunities for you. From lifting heavy furniture from one room to another or taking boxes down some stairs to the curb, these tasks can earn you a high hourly rate.
Personal Assistant: Have experience as an office assistant? This is an ideal task for anyone who has been an assistant, but many of the tasks are probably things you’ve done before. Typical projects include data entry, managing calendars, mailing packages, scanning documents, planning trips, or even picking up laundry.
Yard work: Simple yard work jobs like lawn mowing will only pay about $15/hour, but you can make $50/hour doing yard work like landscaping, deck restoration, and brush removal. The more experience and tools you have, the higher you can charge for your services.
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These are the generally the highest-paying jobs, with Taskers making upwards of $75/hour for their work. Generally, things that require more experience and trade knowledge, or are in high demand, will pay the most.
Cleaning: Some Taskers can charge more than $75/hour for their cleaning services. From general house cleaning to deep cleaning (inside of ovens and scrubbing bathroom tiles), vacation rental cleaning, or cleaning a space after moving out, there are tons of tasks under the cleaning category.
Electrical help: If you’re an electrician, this is a helpful way to find new customers. This is one of the highest-paying jobs on TaskRabbit due to its necessary expertise. Job examples include re-wiring homes, small repairs, or installing lights. If you’re a licensed electrician, be sure to put that in your profile.
Help moving: Moving companies can be quite expensive, so numerous people have turned to TaskRabbit for help moving. From packing and unpacking services to full-serving moving, you can get involved for a hefty hourly rate.
Plumbing: Whether you’re a plumber or just have the know-how for all things plumbing, you can be making $75/hour or more. Some examples of plumbing jobs include fixing a leaky sink, installing a garbage disposal, snaking clogged drains, installing washer/dryers, and repairing dishwashers.
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