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Tasker Stories: Eddie

By Luke Sillett

Updated: December 12th, 2018

"I’m an adventurous person, and I like to try different things - which is the appeal of Airtasker for me"

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We caught up with one of our Taskers, Eddie, who after a career as a teacher and a stint in healthcare, decided that he needed a change of pace. Among a few other new projects – one being a personal assistant role for an elderly gentlemen – he found Airtasker.

“I’m an adventurous person, and I like to try different things – which is the appeal of Airtasker for me. I get fed up sitting in the same place all day, so I knew I needed something physical work-wise, and cleaning and gardening seemed like a perfect fit. On top of that, meeting new people in my local community is something I love doing.”

Eddie: Tasker Stories

Though Eddie’s only been signed up to Airtasker a few months, he’s already completed more than 50 jobs -and he’s seeing some unexpected benefits too.

“It’s actually made me a lot better physically. My GP was really surprised when he took my blood pressure; he asked me if I’d been doing a lot of exercise – when I told him about the cleaning, he said the physical activity had really helped me improve. It must be all those stairs I’m climbing – much better than a workout at the gym!”

Ultimately though, it comes to down to control of his own time and flexibility to define the type of work he’s doing.

“It’s a win-win for me. My health is improving, I’m earning money and I’m even making a few friends in the process. The flexibility is a big driver for me; I work if I want to work, and I only make an offer on the jobs I actually want to take – it’s very different to my previous roles.”

His top tips for finding work on Airtasker?

“Just be honest. To work out if you can actually do the job – get all the information upfront. Be on time, be professional – and be friendly! I’ve met loads of interesting people on Airtasker, and the key is in the conversation.”

Sound advice if ever we heard it. Thanks, Eddie!

Check out Eddie’s profile, and have a look at our blog for other Tasker stories!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Luke Sillett

I like long walks on the beach, penguins and fried chicken.

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