beverly hills magazine
ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OUT OF LIVING IN LA?
Beverly Hills has it all. From quick access to beaches, deserts, and mountain ranges, nature’s bounty sits side-by-side with the world’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities right in our backyard. Few other cities can claim to offer as much as Beverly Hills offers for its residents.
It’s a dream to live here, and there are a lot of exciting things to do – but how many of them do you actually have time for? If you are balancing a job and a family, it feels like there is never enough time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Aiming for work-life balance is one thing, but actually making it happen here is quite another.
But what if you could delegate some of the things that are weighing you down and free up your time to fully explore the benefits of the California lifestyle?
The gig economy is rapidly growing, as highly skilled individuals leave full-time positions to make a living their own way, and on their own terms. Today, there are more companies and platforms dedicated to matching the perfect worker to the perfect job – even if it’s just a one-off.
One of these is Airtasker, a relative newcomer to LA’s gig economy that is giving much larger rivals like TaskRabbit a run for their money by offering more flexibility and more choices. For Airtasker, no job is too small, too specialized, or too unusual. This is what sets it apart.
Massively popular in Australia and the UK, Airtasker is here now, is open in all U.S. markets, and chose LA to be its primary focus initially.
If you are a busy Beverly Hills professional, a parent feeling overwhelmed by the daily workload, or just have a task you prefer to hire someone to handle, think about seeking help so you can get back to living the California dream.
Variety and Choice
Unlike other platforms that have fairly rigid rules, price minimums, and limited task categories, Airtasker is infinitely horizontal – meaning the variety of tasks its Taskers can help with is virtually endless. If you’re picturing it as a platform where it’s easy to find someone for house cleaning, pet care, tech setup, delivery, yard work, or home repair, you are absolutely right. But it doesn’t end there.
In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, people are always looking for the next fun thing to do. And sometimes they can use a little help. On Airtasker one can request any specific task, even if it’s out-of-the-box, there’s a tasker for that. Especially in a city like Los Angeles. From helping with gardening and weeding to creating unique, fun, custom halloween costumes, there is likely a “Tasker” out there with the skills and the inclination to help you get it done.
Unlike some of its gig-economy rivals, Airtasker’s platform is all about flexibility. Consumers have full control over what kind of tasks they want to post and how much they are willing to pay. Instead of scrolling through taskers’ profiles and negotiating with them regarding their hourly rates, users simply post the task they want completed and offer a flat rate for it.
Understanding how hard it can be to estimate the total for some hourly jobs–for example, helping to plan a wedding–Airtasker went straight for the flat rate model. So think about what you are willing to pay for this or that job, and then offer that amount. Chances are, a talented Tasker in your area will take you up on it.
If you haven’t heard their name before, it’s because you haven’t been to Australia recently. If you had, one of Airtasker’s 4.7 million members probably would have mentioned how often they rely on a Tasker.
Founded in 2012, the company’s CEO, Tim Fung, said they chose greater Los Angeles for their US expansion because the city offers so much variety. And that’s what Airtasker offers too.
So if you live in Beverly Hills and still can’t make it to the beach or the mountains as often as you’d like, stop complaining that you have too much to do. Give some of it to a Tasker. You never need to worry that a job is too small, too specialized, or too unusual. Airtasker has already thought of that – and there’s probably a Tasker who will be happy to get it done.