Local services marketplace Airtasker has released its annual consumer trends report, analysing data from millions of tasks completed across the marketplace. The data shows how the events of 2023 have significantly impacted what Aussies have turned to the flex economy for support.
With everything from cleaning, moving or maintenance to odd jobs like waiting in line, Aussies have made money doing things that would definitely make for an interesting dinner table conversation.
The report reveals the most in-demand tasks on Airtasker year to date for 2023, as well as the average task price Aussies were earning.
Top 10 Task Categories of 2023
Throughout 2023, Aussies have mostly turned to Airtasker for regular household tasks, general maintenance for vehicles and gardening tasks, and pick-up and delivery requests for customers who lack the right tools (i.e., a van) or time to carry out the delivery themselves.
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Odd jobs and unexpected trends of 2023
Outside of regular household tasks, we’ve also seen Aussies make money on Airtasker doing odd jobs. Here’s a roundup of the tasks that have caught our attention throughout 2023!
Lining up at a limited edition dessert pop-up
From getting desserts to concert tickets and getting flagship devices, customers have asked Taskers to line up on their behalf.
Tasker Rose pocketed $180 waiting in line for the Pistachio Papi x Son of a Baker desserts. This was one of many queue line-up tasks on the platform throughout the year. People have posted for line-up tasks at the Cinnabon, Lune Croissant pop-ups and in digital queues for Taylor Swift tickets.
Pick-up and delivery of a wallet
If only you could call someone when you forgot to bring something important when you’re already out and far away from home. Well, one customer was put in a similar spot.
Martin left his wallet in Newcastle with his house keys but was already back in Sydney. He paid Tasker Jamie $120 to pick up and deliver them to him.
Conducting property inspections
The rental crisis is driving Aussies to do everything and anything to sift through as many properties as possible. There have been hundreds of tasks on Airtasker where people have booked Taskers to do a property walk-through on their behalf and send them a full report with images and video references after the inspection.
Animal lovers have also made money watching over furry friends while their owners are away, with this category booming throughout 2023.
New data from Airtasker revealed an increase in the number of people using the platform for pet sitting, with a 52 per cent increase in the past six months. The busiest month for pet minding tasks posted was January during the holidays.
Another year wrapped up, and it’s been a productive one for both Airtasker customers checking off tasks and Taskers showing off their skills and doing what they love. It’s safe to expect, and hope the marketplace continues to buzz with activity.