10 Ways to Clean with Baking Soda


You’re guaranteed to find baking soda in any pantry, often reserved for cooking, but there are plenty of other uses for this natural mineral including home cleaning and medicinal purposes. It’s common to find baking soda tips for cleaning your kitchen and bathroom, but I’ve looked into some other uses around the house. This way [Read More]

4 Natural Kitchen Cleaning Products That Will Clean Your House


Most people make the switch to natural cleaning products for general house cleaning due to the high amount of chemicals (which may cause health hazards), found in many off-the-shelf products. The benefits of ‘going green’ mean fewer health risks and less impact on the environment. With a little bit of extra effort you’ll be able [Read More]

We’ve Acquired Occasional Butler!


Today we’re pleased to share with you some awesome news – Occasional Butler has joined forces with Airtasker to create Australia’s no. 1 services marketplace! We’re super happy to welcome Occasional Butler co-founders Erz and Jodie Imam (who also founded Prahan, Melbourne co-working space depo8) to the Airtasker family as Community Advisors and together we’ll be working to build [Read More]

Guide To Hiring A House Cleaner


Just the thought of spending all your precious free time on the weekend cleaning the house is enough to make you want to not get out of bed on a weekend at all. But that’s no attidue to have, and besides, who said you have to clean your house anyway? Why not invest in a [Read More]

5 Steps To A Successful Career Change


Are you unhappy in your job or perhaps just disinterested in it? Good news – you’re not alone and you can do something about it. Taking the big leap and changing careers is scary, there’s no hiding that, but there are a few steps that you can take for some reassurance and help. It’s important [Read More]

Take A Task Selfie To Win


Love earning money by completing tasks on Airtasker? Show us (and your mates) and go in the running to win some awesome Airtasker prizes. Take a snap of you completing the task and upload it to your Instagram, Twitter or the Airtasker Facebook page with the hashtag #taskselfie you’ll go in the running to win [Read More]

McDonald’s Home Delivered

mcdonalds airtasker delivery

Every now and then I get the urge for a McDonald’s food fix, particularly on a Sunday morning. While I normally eat healthy food, for this blog post it required me to indulge a little more than usual. Although this was originally about getting McDonald’s home delivered, I decided that I would treat the rest [Read More]

Top Midnight Food Delivery in Sydney

pancakes on the rocks sydney airtasker delivery

Got a feeling of emptiness in your stomach around the time the clock strikes 12 in the morning? Well, it sounds like you’ve got a case of the ‘midnight munchies’. Although your local Dominos and Thai restaurant might be closed, there are still plenty of places busy cooking delicious food that an Airtasker can deliver [Read More]

Work 2.0: A Time of Change


We are in a time of immense change when it comes to recruitment. The internet is transforming every sphere into a digital marketplace, including work itself. We tend to think about ecommerce in terms of Amazon and eBay: fast, transparent, marketplaces and exchanges for goods. But now the same is happening for skills and labour. [Read More]

Top 5 Airtasker Foods Delivered


Let’s face it, we’ve all made ourselves the promise to cook more homemade meals. And while our intentions are sound, the reality is we are often too busy to shop, decide, prepare and cook a hearty meal every day. Often the temptation to grab a quick bite from the local takeaway is all too tempting. [Read More]

Top Flat Pack Furniture Stores


Did you know the flat pack furniture idea was born when a Swedish draughtsman needed to fit a table in his car just a little over 60 years ago? Then he shared the idea with his IKEA employers, revolutionising how people bought and installed furniture. IKEA might be the grandfather of flat pack but there [Read More]

IKEA Room Ideas


Want to shake things up in your living room, bedroom or your entire house but on a tight budget? Lucky for you IKEA is the best place to turn to for cheap furniture and additional accessories to brighten up your home. If you have a big empty room and you are looking to fill it [Read More]

Jervis Bay Travel Itinerary


Jervis bay is one of the most popular getaway destinations in NSW due to its picturesque white-sand beaches and proximity to Sydney and the ACT. The clear turquoise water is ideal for all types of fun such as kayaking, fishing and standup paddle boarding. If you’re not sure where look for activities, accommodation and food [Read More]

New Features on Airtasker


It’s been a cracking start to 2014 with the new website launching and achieving some great milestones, including reaching over 100k Airtasker members. Our tech team has been working hard to make it a better experience for you by consistently improving the website. They’ve been also developing new features for both our Task Posters and [Read More]

5 Things Productive People Do


Were you distracted by that photo? It’s ok my feelings weren’t hurt. In fact, I knew you would be because people love distractions. That’s why you check your phone, Facebook and email multiple times during the day. According to business insider we are only productive about 3 days a week with close to 40% of [Read More]

Videographer Airtasker $500 Vouchers: Promotion

enter Pozible competition here

Here at Airtasker we provide an online community marketplace with access to skilled people to help individuals get tasks completed. As participants in the sharing economy, we’re always looking for new exciting opportunities for our Airtaskers. So we’ve teamed up with the guys at Pozible, a site designed to assist people raise funds for crowdfunders, [Read More]

The Sharing Economy meets Traditional Business Models

Steven - Hotdesk

Cave paintings were amongst the first forms of knowledge sharing, dating back almost 40,000 years. As children, we were often taught to share our prized possessions and as adults we have enjoyed the benefits of the carpooling for decades. Clearly, the concept of sharing is nothing new, so why now is the movement being dubbed [Read More]

Moving Homes With Airtasker

packing home items with Airtasker

It could be your first home purchase, a rental move or even making the leap to head overseas. Regardless of why it’s an exciting time but it can also be stressful, so a helping hand is always welcome or sometimes needed. After noticing a few tasks on Airtasker asking for help moving furniture or even [Read More]

10 Amaysim Tips For Curing Frigophobia


Think snow, ice, cold, winter… Do those words give you goose bumps? Well it sounds like you’ve got a fear of coldness or not so commonly known as Frigophobia. This phobia is not just a fear of the cold but also cold things such as ice blocks. The easiest but also most financially impossible fix [Read More]

IKEA Pick Up & Delivery

ikea table assembly

Whether you go to IKEA for the $1 hot dogs and moreish Swedish meatballs or to actually buy furniture, you’re guaranteed to leave with things that weren’t on your shopping list. When I say this, I’m speaking from experience. The last time I went to IKEA, I bought a bunch of colourful drinking straws when [Read More]

eBay Pick Up and Delivery

ebay logo

It’s one of the ‘greats’ born in the dot-com bubble era, and these days eBay is still going strong in the shopping and online auction space. Personally, I haven’t used eBay before, yes shocking I know, but I’ve just always been a little bit apprehensive about buying used (or new) items off strangers online. To [Read More]

Price Guide: Airtasker Tasks


Not sure what to price an Airtasker task? We’ve put together a clever cheat sheet so you know exactly what to budget for and set the price of your next task. This makes it simpler and quicker to post a task. Please note: The amounts below are just a rough guide to get you started [Read More]

Top 5 Furniture Delivered To Your Home

ikea furniture sydney tempe store

It’s nearly the end of financial year, which means it’s a great time to buy big household items for an absolute bargain. Shopping is the easy (and fun) part but it can be a real headache trying to work out how to fit a bedroom suite into your tiny VW Polo. Getting furniture delivered to [Read More]

Treat Your Mum This Mother’s Day

flower delivery

Just realised Mother’s Day is a matter of days away or maybe stuck for a fresh idea? Well I’ve got the ultimate gift just for her. When I was thinking what I could possibly get my mum I came up withe the idea to give her a Mother’s Day Airtasker Voucher. My parents are currently [Read More]

How To: Use Online Outsourcing

Outsourcing Pros and Cons

The relatively new concept of online outsourcing is being discovered by more and more small businesses everyday, pioneering an exciting new segment of the human resources industry which is experiencing phenomenal growth. For years now, we’ve been using communication channels like noticeboards, newspapers and even online classifieds. Well, the new wave of online outsourcing being [Read More]

Time Management Tips

Ask a co-worker or friend to name three things they could improve on and I bet that time management is one of them. It is something I strive to improve everyday but sometimes it’s a struggle to figure out how to do it in the most efficient way. Sure there are books, courses, slideshares and [Read More]

Top 5 Biggest Outsourcing Mistakes

Businesses large and small are outsourcing both product and services more than ever before. Not only are they utlising traditional outsourcing methods, but companies are turning to online outsourcing for a more cost-effective approach. As a conservative attitude towards the world economy lingers, online marketplaces such as Airtasker that offer a quick and efficient outsourcing [Read More]

10 Of The Best Jobs Ever


Already think you have the coolest job in the world? Well this list might make you think again. I’ve put together the ultimate list of jobs we all wish we had. If you had one of these jobs I bet that you would wake up on time, wouldn’t need endless supplies of coffee and you wouldn’t [Read More]

Ten Hilarious Garden Hedges


Hedges are commonly used to separate land, provide privacy, protection and can also look a lot better than your traditional wooden fences. They can be as tall (see above) or small as you want, however I hope you have some time on your hands as a hedge can take anywhere from 2-20 years to grow. [Read More]

Top Gardening Tips

Gardening tips

Gardens are the first thing someone sees when visiting your home and one of the most important things to have looking superb when buying or selling. Keeping a well-maintained garden isn’t has hard as you may think and we want to help you with some simple gardening secrets. Whether you’re a well-seasoned pro or a [Read More]

Meet Our Top Cleaners

Top cleaning tips

Did you know that cleaning tasks aren’t just posted daily but hourly, making it one of the most popular tasks on Airtasker and confirming it’s place within the top 5 most popular tasks. We find that everybody needs a little (or sometimes a lot) of help around the home, regardless of whether it’s a weekly [Read More]

Top 10 Tasks in March

salted caramel

Not sure about you but March flew by for us this year. Here at Airtasker HQ it was another epic month as we went over the 100,000 members mark. We also launched Task Insurance which is a brand new initiative as part of our commitment to trust and quality in your community. With plenty of [Read More]

End Of Lease Cleaning Guide and Checklist

End of Lease Cleaning Checklist

Moving out can come with a headache, but by giving your apartment or house a thorough end of lease clean, it could mean all the difference in getting your bond 100% back. End of lease cleaning professional services can start from about $200 and go up from there. Why not use some elbow grease, get [Read More]

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Alternative cleaning products

Bathroom cleaning is a chore that no one wants to do, but unfortunately it must be done and regularly. There’s a lot of advice and tips available however there are a few alternative solutions that caught our eye. Some are chemical-free cleaning solutions and others pure genius with a pinch of wacky. We’ve complied the [Read More]

The Ultimate April Fools Day Pranks

April fools day

Want to pull the greatest April Fools Day prank of all time but struggling for a little bit of inspiration? Don’t worry we’ve pulled together some of the best pranks to give you some great ideas for April 1st; making it a prank to remember for many years to come. From balloons to post-it notes [Read More]

An Airtasker Story – A documentary

Airtasker documentary

At the beginning of the year journalist Su-Lin Tan filmed a documentary on Airtasker. Talking to a couple of our top Airtaskers, she gives you a look into why these individuals are using Airtasker to earn money, and how businesses are also benefitting from the platform. Our top Airtasker, Alexa, has been completing tasks on [Read More]

How To: Prepare For An Airbnb Guest


Airbnb is a great way to earn some extra money when you’re not using your place or if you have a spare room available. It can be stressful letting someone to have free rein of your apartment or house and although it’s likely to be smooth sailing nor you or the guest want any surprises. [Read More]

Introducing Airtasker Insurance

Task Insurance

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Airtasker Insurance – a brand new initiative which we’re launching as part of our commitment to trust and quality in your community.   Airtasker Insurance is a $20 million public liability insurance policy for third party injury and property damage and covers community members when they complete [Read More]

Stain removal – Myths vs Facts

stain removal

I’m not sure about you, but getting stains on my clothes is a regular occurrence and if I happen to be throwing a dinner party there’s bound to be wine spilt on the tablecloth, floor or more commonly both. If you asked 10 people the best way to removed a red wine stain, I guarantee [Read More]

Top 10 Tasks in February

It was the last month of summer, it has one entire day dedicated to love and it’s also the shortest month of the year. However here at Airtasker, February was the biggest month not only of the year but EVER. With more tasks posted than ever before and it’s no surprise that Airtasker played a [Read More]

Top 5 Cleaning Tips

Types of mops

There’s no better feeling than sitting back on the couch and admiring a clean and spotless house – but you can admit that it was a bit of a pain to get there. You might be lucky enough to have a cleaner or a flawless roster for your family or housemates so that cleaning is [Read More]

Moving House – Your Checklist

Moving house checklist

Moving house isn’t always as simple as packing all your belongings, hiring a truck and unpacking it all again. It can be a lot to take on-board and it’s a bit like cooking, you might get finished quicker but too many cooks can spoil the brew. Making sure that you have plenty of time to [Read More]

10 Start-up Productivity Tips

Most productivity advice is complete rubbish and if you’re working in a startup like me, you’re probably laser-focused right now on a bunch of “super important” things like growing traffic, driving sales or optimizing landing pages. But in the past few years, I’ve found myself going through periods in which I was working hard for [Read More]

Five Minutes with Craig Morris – Co-Founder & CEO, LetterboxPush

1. What tasks have you outsourced via Airtasker? I use Airtasker for letterbox distribution in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 2. Why was Airtasker the right solution for your tasks? We have teams of Posties contracting directly with us and when we have excess demand we use Airtasker. 3. What other tasks are you considering outsourcing [Read More]

Collaborative Consumption (#collcons): A simple explanation


Despite it’s association with high tech companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Getaround, eBay and Airtasker, collaborative consumption as a concept is nothing new. In her amazingly pre-emptive 2009 publication What’s Mine is Yours, Rachel Botsman defines collaborative consumption as “a class of economic, arrangements in which participants share access to products or services, rather than having [Read More]

How To Disassemble & Move IKEA Furniture

Airtasker moving furniture

IKEA furniture is affordable and easy to assemble (apparently)- appealing to the masses as a low-cost alternative. We can see from the number of furniture assembly tasks, especially IKEA, that putting together the furniture is the least fun part of the process but eventually is completed and you can enjoy your furniture… But then you [Read More]

Celebrities meet Airtasker


Everyone starts somewhere right? Even today’s top celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Beyonce and Brad Pitt had interesting first jobs including gardening, wearing a chicken suit and telemarketing. We bet you can’t guess who did which job! We decided to match some of our most popular Airtasker tasks with celebrities, who knows maybe even you [Read More]

Top 5 Moving Tips

packing home items with Airtasker

So you’re thinking about moving house or just about to? Well first up, congrats that’s awesome news! We’re guessing you’re excited, extremely happy and maybe even slightly stressed at the thought of finances, moving logistics and possibly pre-move renovations. It’s important to remember that almost everyone has been through this, so don’t worry you’re not [Read More]

Guide to: New Airtasker Website

New site post a task

We’re excited to let you know that our brand-new-look website is up and running. Thanks to a lot of user feedback over the years we’ve been able to create a platform catering to the various needs of our Airtaskers. So what did we change? Here’s a quick sum up of the main changes: Mobile friendly [Read More]

Meet Our Top Handymen

Top Handyman

There’s no shortage of Handyman tasks on Airtasker ranging from basic light globe changes to building decks from scratch. We’ve handpicked a couple of outstanding Airtasker’s who between them have completed over 153 tasks mainly helping people with odd jobs around the house and garden, so it’ll be easy next time you need to find [Read More]

The Wedding Proposal


Traditional wedding proposals like finding a ring at the bottom of a champagne flute or getting down on one knee after hosting a picnic under the stars are cute and some would say “old-school romantic” but as times change, creative guys (and girls) have started coming up with more and more unique and quirky proposals [Read More]

Top 5 Painting Tips

Painting tips

Painting as a kid was fun however fast-forward to now and the excitement has worn off. Not only do you have to finish the job, but there’s no paint fights and even worse you discover any the imperfections in the coming weeks. If you’ve experienced any of the following: paint foaming, cracking, wrinkling, splatter and [Read More]

Top 10 Tasks in January


It’s been a huge start to 2014 for us at Airtasker with the new site launch, becoming officially available Australia-wide and of course being inundated with awesome tasks. From new year resolutions to weddings, we’ve had a wonderful month of impressive tasks and we wanted to share our top picks.

Top Computer & IT tasks


Websites are now a must-have for every business no matter if you’re software company or the local pizza shop. However with technology rapidly changing so must your business and fast. It’s this quick pace of change which catches a lot of businesses out as they look for quick solutions for building and updating websites, design, [Read More]

Top Business Tasks

business tasks

Small companies and entrepreneurs have a common problem trying to get the little day-to-day things done, distracting their focus from the bigger long-term gains. It’s not only budgets that are holding smaller companies back from employing the staff required but also not having enough work to justify a full-time or part-time role. This is when [Read More]

Top Marketing Tasks

marketing tasks

Successful marketing campaigns usually come down to great strategy and planning, however it doesn’t often require a huge team throughout the entire process, but rather just the implementation towards the end. Businesses are able to achieve maximum exposure during the implementation period by a hiring marketing ‘army’ in a low-cost and efficient way via online [Read More]

Airtasker Merch Store: Now Open

Airtasker merch store

As so many of our users have asked where they can get a world-famous Airtasker t-shirt we decided to build a Merch Store where you can now get your own! The Airtasker t-shirt is a must have for top Airtaskers. When you’re in the field or completing tasks, nothing says “pro” more than the way [Read More]

How To Wall-mount Your TV

mount tv on wall

You’ve purchased your new TV and bought the bracket but stuck wondering how to mount the TV on your wall. Well here’s a handy guide of important steps not to skip when mounting it on your freshly painted wall.

Top 5 Handyman Tips

Top 5 Handyman Tips

Some people are born with handyman skills, others have great mates to help out and if you’re like me I try to tackle things myself. But what seems like a simple fix often goes from bad to worse, sometimes much worse.

Five minutes with Mitch Harper – Founder and CEO, Big Commerce

1. What tasks have you outsourced via Airtasker? (for business and for personal)? I use Airtasker primarily for data research and admin tasks when I have multiple ideas or projects that I’m thinking about pursuing. 2. Why was Airtasker the right solution for your tasks? I love that Airtasker feels like a social network for [Read More]

Top 10 tasks in 2013

Ever wondered what are the tasks that make us stop to chat about in Airtasker HQ? Well here they are in all their glory… from costume making (see awesome costume pic above), to picking up an engagement ring in Texas – we’ve seen it all! Here’s our list of top picks for 2013. P.S. Got [Read More]

We’ve raised $2 million to take Airtasker global


Hey guys, We’ve got some really awesome news to share with you.  Today we announced that we’ve received $2 million from Exto Partners, BridgeLane Capital and some amazing angel investors from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We’re super excited about bringing on this new round of funding which we’ll be using to improve the Airtasker experience [Read More]

Getting an ABN (Australian Business Number)

Apply for ABN

Do I need an ABN? When completing a task, a Task Poster may request the person completing the task (the Airtasker) to provide an ABN. An ABN is an Australian Business Number, which businesses and independent contractors use when dealing with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) or other government departments.  If the Task Poster is asking [Read More]

How to write a good task post:

July 2013 - blog

Whilst there is no such thing as a “good” or a “bad” posted task, here are some simple tips that can help get your task completed as easily and quickly as possible: The Do’s:  1. Details – When describing your task, be as detailed as possible and include any specific skills, experience or equipment required [Read More]

Use Airtasker to hire flexible staff in minutes:

Hire temp staff in minutes

Airtasker is an online marketplace that allows you to find flexible staff in minutes.  Airtasker is absolutely free to use for businesses and with over 65,000 Australian workers registered we can help you find great local people, whatever the job: > Temporary staffing – office assistants, data entry staff or customer service specialists > Project work – [Read More]

Green Money $20 Voucher Promotion

Our partnership with Green Money means you can earn a $20 Green Money voucher every time you post a task on Airtasker. How this promotion works: 1. Post a task on Airtasker for FREE.  Airtasker helps you find awesome, local people who can help with tasks around the home and office.  Think house cleaning, handyman [Read More]

We turned 1 – here’s a big hug.


Today Airtasker is turning 1 and although it sounds like a cheesy cliche, in this case it’s more than fair to say “it’s all thanks to you” – the folk who have discovered,  established and shaped the Airtasker community.  Now here’s a big (non-scary) hug from us! When we launched the Airtasker platform in early [Read More]

TaskBox is joining Airtasker!


Today we’re pleased to announce that we’ve just acquired TaskBox, another Sydney-based startup that connects individuals and businesses seeking to outsource everyday tasks to reliable and trusted people who can complete those tasks. The founders of TaskBox James Mather and Nick Roberts are going to join Airtasker as Team Advisors and will be responsible for [Read More]

Jobs Board Plugin Embed Instructions

Widget Screenshot

The Airtasker Jobs Board Plugin is a widget that allows you to serve a live feed of available tasks to your website users.  It’s a great way to share our “sticky” task content with your website community. The plugin is a small, simple JavaScript widget that can be easily placed onto any website using only [Read More]

We’re going into business!


Today we’re super happy to announce the launch of Airtasker Business – a dedicated business service aimed at helping organisations outsource almost any task that they need done within their business. So why did we set up Airtasker Business? We started noticing that more and more jobs being posted on Airtasker were coming from businesses [Read More]

We can grow a moustache for you!

Movember blog tile

Every year thousands of men all over the world take part in the challenge to grow moustaches to raise money for a good cause. But what about those of us who are follicly challenged in the facial area? This year, hire an Airtasker to grow a moustache for you (and all task fees wil be [Read More]

Creating jobs out of an iPhone queue

airtaskerSTATS copy

Today was a huge day for Airtasker, with community members using the power of a connected services marketplace to save time and earn money amidst the buzz of Apple’s amazing new iPhone 5 launch. As soon as the launch date was announced last week, eager Apple fans started posting tasks to line up and make [Read More]

Get an iPhone without waiting in line!

Steve P line up 1

The new iPhone is here and we’re super excited! To make sure we don’t end up waiting for months to get one, Airtaskers are lining up really early outside Apple Stores to be first in the queue. Want to get your iPhone early too? For $50, we can hold your position in the queue outside [Read More]

AirtaskerPRO: More Trust and Safety


Trust and Safety is one of the most important feature sets that we’re working on here at Airtasker so I’m super happy to announce that today we’re launching AirtaskerPRO – a feature that let’s you find an Airtasker runner who’s been video-screened, application approved and ID-checked by our community management team to increase the levels [Read More]

Airtasker Video Testimonial part 1

We recently went out and chatted with a few of our community members to get some feedback on how Airtasker has been helping them to simplify their lives. Here’s a preview of the video that we made to capture their thoughts.  We’d love to hear your Airtasker story in the comments below 🙂

Keep the feedback rolling!


Airtasker was featured on SBS World News a few weeks back and although the show makes it looks like we spend most of our days around the ping pong table, we really enjoyed being part of this piece and the feedback that we’ve received from our users and the audience since it aired. We hear [Read More]

We feel “so seductive”

A couple of days back the guys here in the office were literally ROFL-ing when Airtasker community member Chris F posted an arguably romantic task for someone to sing the “Hangover version of Candy Shop” to his girlfriend in a crowded food hall. We weren’t sure which of our trusted Airtaskers was going to be [Read More]

Airtasker 90 days in


What happens 90 days after you launch your new startup?  As everybody knows, nobody knows – that’s what makes it exciting, stressful and fun to hit the big green button and launch your business.  When Jono (Airtasker co-founder and COO) and I started out, we had no idea what we were up for.  We had [Read More]

Brisbane and Perth: Airtasker is here!

G’day Airtaskers! We’re super pleased to announce that this July 2012, Airtasker is launching in Brisbane and Perth!  You can start posting and running tasks anywhere in the states of Queensland (from 3 July 2012) or West Australia (from 10 July 2012) and start getting all those niggling extra tasks done – think a quick [Read More]

Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream voucher


Hello Airtaskers! We have 1000 Ice Cream vouchers from our good friends at Ben & Jerry’s to give away. How do you get your free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream voucher? Once you post a task we’ll send you an email with details on how to claim your free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream voucher. [Read More]

Hi and welcome to Airtasker!

Airtasker Beta launch

Hello World. Awesome to have you here on our blog. It’s been almost a year since I sat down with my roommates and chatted about how cool it would be to start a company like Airtasker. I remember the day when I met with co-founder Jono Lui and we decided to get it off the [Read More]