The Flexible Lifestyle of a Tasker
“What does it mean to be a Tasker?”, I hear you say? This post will delve into the life of a Tasker and discover what it means for their work and home life.
If you like what you hear, why not become a Tasker yourself? It’s free and only takes a few moments, so register with Taskenator today!
With the modern advances in technology, it has never been easier to work from home, or even from your local coffee shop. A tasker - otherwise known as a freelancer - is someone who works for themselves, offering their services to anyone who requires them, businesses and everyday people alike. Taskers choose what they want to do, which of their skills they want to utilise, they set their own rate (hourly or fixed), their own work hours and even their own work days.
This sounds a bit like a pipe dream, but in this post we will look at just how flexible the life of a tasker can be. Of course, being a tasker isn’t easy; you have to be driven, motivated, determined and disciplined.
In any case, let’s look at the life of a tasker/freelancer.
As a tasker, you work for yourself. You set the goalposts. As such, you start your tasking life deciding what work you would like to do. Some people love carpentry, some love video editing, web design or game design/development. Whatever it is that you enjoy - provided you are at least moderately good at it - you could be doing it for a living.
The best bit? You can also choose who you work for or with. You have the flexibility to pick your area of expertise, as well as the people you work with. No more horrible bosses, and no more being given tasks that you hate. Taskers are generally more productive and enthusiastic about their work because of this. We can see why, too!
Arguably the best part about being a tasker, is the flexibility to choose your own working hours. You may want to keep your day job and freelance on weekends, or you may be a night owl, doing all of your work in the evenings or early mornings. You may be a parent who can only work between 9am and 3pm; being a tasker can facilitate this.
Tip: Be realistic and disciplined with your work hours, you still need to work enough to pay the bills. The idea is that being a tasker allows enough flexibility to prevent appointments, child care or medical conditions hindering your ability to work, requiring time off, etc.
Not only are you able to determine your own hours and area of work, but you are also in control of your hourly or project based earnings. If you are experienced in your field, do not settle for minimum wage; know your worth and price your services accordingly. Negotiating with your customer is usually an important part of the interview process, so do also note that pricing too high will also have a negative effect on your bidding success.
Tip: When deciding your rates, do not forget to take into account any expenses, such as: taxes, VAT or materials. Don’t sell yourself short!
Another perk of being a tasker, is that you are able to work wherever you like. As a stay-at-home mum, working from home may be a financial life-saver, or for those who need to meet clients and engage in local work, working from a local cafe or neutral zone would be perfect. Need to visit a family member in Scotland? Take your work with you!
Tip: Work in environments that are free from distractions. As stated previously, taskers must still be disciplined.
As a tasker, the sky's the limit. You have the power to decide how much work you do and how much time you need for your family or other responsibilities. If you want to travel the world, your work could go with you. With hard work and determination, you could be in total control of the life you want to live, living whatever lifestyle you fancy.
Tip: We all have a different work-life balance, spend some time and experiment to find yours. Don’t neglect work, but also don’t take on too much, neglecting your home responsibilities.
If the tasker life sounds like something that appeals to you, take the plunge and join Taskenator. You don’t need to give up your day job - so what is there to lose?