If you live in Boston, SF Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles ,Portland, and Seattle (more coming online soon) count yourself lucky – TaskRabbit.com could potentially help you get through your busy, busy day through the help of trustworthy people looking to take on tasks on your behalf.
The concept isn’t new – think Angies List etc. But the offering is timely, hitting on the trend of empowered consumers, and in this case that is the differentiator. The consumer rules the marketplace – they list tasks that they need help with and the potential help comes to them with an offer to do the work. You check out their history and profile, and determine if that person is interesting for you, and bamn, the connection is made.
Compete.com data showed a significant spike in September, 2011 of over 100,000 UV’s /month. However it has scaled back to around 30,000 UV’s a month. Still, traffic is solid and shows a burgeoning marketplace.
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