People are willing to fork out a lot of money to get some help with everyday tasks, according to new data from Airtasker.
Cleaning gutters was among the top highest-paying skills on the platform, for example, attracting around $365 per job last month.
Concreter jobs were the highest-paying tasks on the platform, with Airtasker users willing to pay as much as $1,314 for this kind of task.
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Fence construction was ranked the second most lucrative task on the platform, valued at just over $1,000 per job last month.
Painting services ($695), business administration ($652) and translation and transcription services ($627) rounded out the top five highest-paying tasks.
Odd jobs in high demand
The most in-demand job on the site last month was removalist help.
People can earn around $163 a job by helping others move, according to the data.
House cleaning jobs were the second most common on the website last month, with people getting paid around $180 per job.
Jobs for handyman services, gardening, and pick up and delivery services were also posted on the site in high volumes in May.
Think outside the box to make thousands
Savvy Australians are making thousands doing odd jobs in their local community, helping to insulate them from the rising cost of living.
People can earn a lot on the platform by leveraging their unique skillsets, like one Melbourne earth mover who racked up $11,000 in one week.
Edward Kowalczyk from Montrose, Victoria, earned $11,000 last week doing earth moving, excavation, land clearing, demolition, and tree surgeon tasks in his local area.
He’s been working on the platform full time since February, and said he was earning far more than what he used to earn working full time.
Airtasker CEO and co-founder Tim Fung recently said on an Equity Mates Investing podcast that some tasks that sound extremely niche can often be in higher demand than people think.
For example, he said one man known as the “trampoline whisperer” makes around $10,000 each year assembling trampolines after Christmas.