The 12 Best Odd Job Apps to Earn Extra Cash

When people think of gig economy apps, a few big names typically come to mind: Uber for driving, DoorDash for delivery and Upwork for creative and admin services, just to name a few. 

But these aren’t the only ways to leverage the gig economy. There are short-term, freelance and on-demand work opportunities available for handymen, movers, cooks, caretakers, painters and those with many other skill sets. 

Here’s a rundown of some of the best gig economy apps for odd jobs. 



TaskRabbit is one of the largest platforms on the web for finding and getting paid for handyperson and chore-type gigs. Some common jobs on the platform include: 1. Cleaning 2. Furniture assembly 3. Moving heavy objects



Fiverr is a freelance marketplace where you can offer a variety of productized services. The platform caters to freelancers doing odd jobs in creative fields such as graphics and audio.



Pared is an app that connects chefs, dishwashers, line cooks, waiters and other food service professionals with short-term work at restaurants, bars and cafes that are short-staffed.



Thumbtack has odd jobs that don’t require many qualifications, such as helping people move. However, much of the work available is professional services — everything from plumbing to tax preparation to wedding photography and more.



Jobble helps you find all sorts of odd jobs, as well as part-time and full-time jobs if you’re ever interested. That said, most of the opportunities on Jobble are temporary gigs, such as seasonal and event-based jobs.

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