Airtasker: A New Way of Working at Home


Tying the knot in the early 20s seems to be a scourge for some women today. The problems are many, ranging from the fear of a stunted career, the limited time to hang out with friends, or the freedom of life that would be robbed from married at a young age. Friends often ask me about how it feels to get married at the age of 23 years, am I happy?

For me, the scary things after marriage are only a matter of mindset. When we think that marriage will hinder many things, then that’s what will happen. Conversely, if we think that marriage is a new way of life, it will open many opportunities. Even I am grateful because, after marriage, I have a new support system to achieve my dreams, that is my husband.

Frankly, marrying does not make my life change much, except to be happier. My husband knows I can not do manual laundry, so we always go together to the self-service laundry at least once a week. He is always helping with house chores, except sweeping and mopping that I am an expert in it, haha. I also keep working as a radio broadcaster, traveling with friends, and doing many things, no different than when I was single.

Before I got married, I had promised myself to go wherever my husband went. So since my husband went to pursue a master degree in Australia, I also have to let go my job as a radio announcer. It was not me who panicked when I had to be unemployed; it was my husband who has prepared many things that I might be able to do to avoid getting bored at home. Although my husband and I already run the business of website developing and management, he knows very well that I can not stay still and easily get bored.

After discussions with my husband, I started my consulting and creating Curriculum Vitae business. Regarding this business can run wherever I am without having to meet face to face with clients. However, marketing for the services we offer is not easy. The target market of Indonesian people who still have low awareness of making a CV that is attractive and on target. The first few days, no one asked about our business, although it has been marketed in various lines of social media.

My husband never runs out of solutions, going home after class, he asked me to register at Airtasker, e-commerce of services product in Australia. Airtasker can be accessed through computer or smartphone applications. The process of registering is as easy as when we register to open a social media account; we have to fill brief personal information, email address, and password. After registration is complete, we can maximize our profile by adding skill, education, and portfolio.

After maximizing profile, we can immediately make an offer either as a Poster that requires services, or Tasker that provides services. For the Tasker, Airtasker will filter out the job that matches the interests and skills we have. We can bargain the fee with the poster until we get the deal. Furthermore, if the Poster chooses us to work on his needs, we can communicate via private message, e-mail, or phone, as agreed.

As a Tasker; we do not have to worry about the fee because when the poster chooses, the fee will be automatically kept by Airtasker and will be released when we finish the job. There is a report button if either party violates the deal. Like e-commerce in general, both Posters and Taskers are entitled to give star over completed work, also review comment. For Tasker, this review is very valuable as recommendations for the Poster in the future.

The existence of Airtasker is very meaningful to me who now not only stay away from my home country but also pregnant. I can keep working with flexible time and fit my capability. You can also try it, click here to try experience with Airtasker directly.

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