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This article was published on November 8, 2012


    Australian chore crowdsourcing service Airtasker launches Business service

    Australian chore crowdsourcing service Airtasker launches Business service Image by: Markku Åkerfelt
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    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    Australian startup Airtasker, which we covered in April when it raised $1.5 million, announced a Business version of its service today.

    Airtasker is billed as a Craiglist for chores, and can be used to have the site’s ‘runners’ complete tasks such as moving a fridge to performing at your wedding for a fee.

    The new addition to the service is, as logic would suggest, geared at business users. Airtasker Business moves the service out of the realm of chores and can be used to find event staff and the like, and is most notably the company’s attempt to make Airtasker into a broader platform that could be rolled out into any number of other niches.

    “This is our first foray into using Airtasker as a ‘platform’ for companies to access our workforce of over 35,000 runners to complete business services,” said founder and CEO Tim Fung.

    “We’ve already seen companies like Airbnb and the Melanoma Institute use our service to find event staff, hand out promotional flyers and complete wide-scale mystery shopping projects.”

    Other use cases for Airtasker Business include letterbox drops, office administration, call centre tasks and data entry.

    Airtasker Business

    Image Credit: Markku Åkerfelt/Flickr