From Our Editors
TaskRabbit conveniently eliminates household projects with a unique online process that contacts nearby runners to complete everyday tasks at reasonable, negotiable prices. Customers post a task online and how much they are willing to pay, and then they may be contacted by a "runner"—often within 30 minutes— who is willing to offer his or her skills as a seamstress, notary, writer, handyman, plumber, and amateur secret agent, among other skills. Jobs vary in price based on difficulty or the amount of work involved, with average assignments running $20 to $30 each. Runners swiftly perform deeds and accept payment through the website's account, preventing cash-allergic clients from sprouting unsightly hives from excess wallet contact.