According to data from Simply Business, more than a third of people in the UK already run their own hustles, earning an extra £5,000 a year on average. Mum-of-two Charlotte told Express.co.uk her side business was “an absolute bargain” earning her £200 a day.
As the cost of living crisis continues to dominate the headlines, sites like Airtasker are seeing increased demand for people with unusual skills.
Airtasker is a local service marketplace that connects people who need jobs with qualified people.
Right now people are specifically looking for agents to help with the Queen’s Jubilee parties and they’re willing to pay hundreds of pounds for their help.
Mum-of-two Charlotte told Express.co.uk how she captured this surge in demand and created her own makeup profile.
She said: “I felt like I was missing a trick before, but now I can easily find work through Airtasker – it’s an absolute godsend.”
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In a typical month, the full-time mum could earn an extra £360 using Airtasker.
She added: “The idea of having extra money coming in really helps with rising inflation, energy bills etc. which are soaring.
“Discovering Airtasker and knowing that there is a way to earn some extra cash on the side has been a godsend.
“My designs range from full face pieces to children’s and print designs.”
In April, Airtasker saw a 42% increase in tasks posted throughout the month, showing a surge in demand from customers who need jobs.
His research shows that £1.7billion will be spent by Britons over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Jubilee-specific tasks are popular on the platform, including a client looking for someone to create a balloon display for a fee of £400.
Airtasker research shows Britons are willing to pay an average of £114 for help with Jubilee-related tasks for children’s entertainment, make-up artists and caterers.
Although it is free to register for the platform, Airtasker will take 20% for each completed task.
However, people who sign up before May 29 could receive a £100 bonus when they complete five tasks.
Tim Fung, co-founder of Airtasker, told Express.co.uk: “The Platinum Jubilee is about bringing people together to celebrate this historic milestone.
“With plenty of street parties and social events planned, London will be bustling, so this is a great opportunity for Britons to volunteer their skills and earn some cash ahead of the Jubilee weekend.”