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Blast off! Week 1 at Airtasker London!

By Tim Fung

Updated: March 28th, 2018

The mini beast from the east couldn't even dampen our spirits this week!

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About a year ago in Sydney, Australia whilst pow-wowing about the future of Airtasker, we asked ourselves: “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could take Airtasker from being an Australian community to a global one?”

Less than 12 months (354 days to be exact) and countless hours of work from many amazing people later, here we are: Airtasker officially launched in London on 12 March 2018 and what a first week it has been!

The cold chill that hit London certainly didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the Airtasker community with tons of tasks being posted and completed in the first 7 days. In fact, in our first week at Airtasker London already saw more tasks posted than Airtasker Australia saw two years in!

Whilst Aussies are now creating around 5,000 new earning opportunities each day, we’re absolutely delighted to be now helping Brits get stuff done whilst creating good UK working opportunities at the same time.

Looking back on the first week, here are some of the inspirational ways that people have already started using Airtasker to get more done in London:

From language support…

Spanish lessons

Looking for a native Spanish speaker to teach me the fundamentals.

Spanish Lessons

Looking for a native Spanish speaker to teach me the fundamentals.

Price: $40

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…and holiday planning

Plan a trip to France or Italy

Hi guys!

I want to travel to France or Italy in June but need some help with the planning. Looking for someone to help me with the itinerary and book some transfers (taxishoilds, etc.) to make the whole thing a breeze!

Plan a trip to France or Italy

Hi guys!

I want to travel to France or Italy in June but need some help with the planning. Looking for someone to help me with the itinerary and book some transfers (taxis, etc.) to make the whole thing a breeze!

Thanks
L

Price: $55

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To craft skills…

Need someone with a pretty handwriting

Hi!

I am looking for 2 people with pretty handwriting to help out writing 150 cards and help pack 150 small bags on Monday the 12th of March at 18 Finsbury Square (East London).

It’s probably 2-3 hours in total for 2 people.

Need someone with a pretty handwriting

Hi!

I am looking for 2 people with pretty handwriting to help out writing 150 cards and help pack 150 small bags on Monday the 12th of March at 18 Finsbury Square (East London).

It's probably 2-3 hours in total for 2 people.

Price: $75

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Talented artist needed

I’m looking for a talented artist to draw up an illustration based on a photograph.

Thanks!

Talented artist needed

I'm looking for a talented artist to draw up an illustration based on a photograph.

Thanks!

Price: $90

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… and also business-related tasks that needed some extra help.

CV revamp for career change

I’m looking to change career and want to create a CV that is more generic and less specific to what I used to do. I find working out my transferable skills impossible – Is there anyone out there willing to spare some time to help guide me and give some advice?

Create a company banner

My startup is looking for a cool banner to hang on our office wall. Just our logo, but up for this to be painted onto wood, plastic, etc – just something to lighten up our walls!

We have logo etc to send over – so just looking for a physical manifestation of it. The bigger the better!

So just to be clear we’re after – an actual physical product – as opposed to the design!

Create a physical company banner

My startup is looking for a cool banner to hang on our office wall. Just our logo, but up for this to be painted onto wood, plastic, etc – just something to lighten up our walls!

We have logo etc to send over – so just looking for a physical manifestation of it. The bigger the better!

So just to be clear we're after – an actual physical product – as opposed to the design!

Price: $100

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There has also been some genuinely kind tasks posted…

Support organising Easter hunt

My friends and I are planning to have a huge Easter Egg hunt in Kensington Gardens. I want all my friends to be oblivious as to where the eggs are hidden, so I would like someone to plan and set up the Easter egg hunt in advance for me!

– The tasker must write interesting clues for as to where to find the eggs
– The tasker must plant eggs around the Kensington Garden
– The tasker must set up prior to the hunt starting, and be present for the whole hunt (1.5hr) in case we need some clues!
– The money will cover the cost of the chocolate, paper/ pens for clues, expenses and compensation for the work

Support organising an Easter egg hunt

My friends and I are planning to have a huge Easter Egg hunt in Kensington Gardens. I want all my friends to be oblivious as to where the eggs are hidden, so I would like someone to plan and set up the Easter egg hunt in advance for me!

– The tasker must write interesting clues for as to where to find the eggs
– The tasker must plant eggs around the Kensington Garden
– The tasker must set up prior to the hunt starting, and be present for the whole hunt (1.5hr) in case we need some clues!
– The money will cover the cost of the chocolate, paper/ pens for clues, expenses and compensation for the work

Price: $300

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Pick up my jeans at Oxford Circus

Need a reliable Airtasker to pick up a pair of jeans in Oxford Circus and deliver them to Finsbury Square.

The jeans are already paid for (they are just being altered). Task urgently needs to be completed on Wednesday.

Receipt for payment will be shared with the selected Airtasker 🙂

Pick up my jeans at Oxford Circus

Need a reliable Airtasker to pick up a pair of jeans in Oxford Circus and deliver them to Finsbury Square.

The jeans are already paid for (they are just being altered). Task urgently needs to be completed on Wednesday.

Receipt for payment will be shared with the selected Airtasker 🙂

Price: $20

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So, thanks to the super amazing Alina who offered to pick up my jeans nearby Oxford Circus and deliver them to my office here in Finsbury Square. You truly are a lifesaver!

Speaking of life-saving Taskers, we wanted to give a big shout out to these wonderful people who have already stepped up to take a lead in getting tasks done and building the Airtasker community:

     

Looking back, the first week of Airtasker being live in London is one we’ll never forget. Today, I would like to thank every single person who’s come along on the journey to arrive at Airtasker London. Now that we’re off and running, we can’t wait to see how you might use Airtasker to get more done.

Happy tasking!

Tim
Co-founder and CEO, Airtasker

…and Lucas, Tom, Kirstine and Damien
Team Airtasker London

Want to know more about how to set a budget for your task? Read our price guide

Want to give us some feedback? Email us at uk@airtasker.comc

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Comments

  1. Michael

    Hey welcome to London and a massive thanks for bringing this awesome opportunity to London. I have completed my first task loved it and looking forward to many more. Cheers mate.