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Takl is a home services platform where customers can book chores 7 days a week on demand. The platform has 400 small jobs and for jobs not listed Takl allows custom jobs (within reason). Takl was launched in country music’s headquarters Nashville in 2016 after it was founded by Willis Johnson, Greg McCollum and Steve Cohan in 2015. The company makes their money by taking a percentage of each chore completed on the platform which can range from cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn to really anything.
As a Takl Provider, your job will be to do whatever task you advertise. This may range from assembling furniture, landscaping, cleaning or even something in between.
Continue reading below for my full Takl review including detailed information on pay, hours and pros & cons. If you are in a rush Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
- Takl Sign-Up Bonus
- Detailed Job Information
- Earnings/Income Breakdown
-WerkQuik Review Pay
- Detailed Pay Information
- Getting Paid With Uber (The Process)
- Additional Opportunities For Takl
-Income Opportunites With Takl
-Savings Opportunites With Takl
- Pros & Cons
- On The Job Experience
- Review Summary
- Related WerkQuik Gigs
1. Takl Sign Up Bonus
Takl Referral Code: [N/A]
No sign up bonus :'( . Very Sad.
Sign Up To Be A Takl Provider
2. Listed Requirements (source)
- Be 18 Or Over
- Knowledge Of The Skill You’ve Offered
- Complete Provider Online Orientation
-This is a pretty short online class that is actually helpful enough that I have listed it as a pro in the Pro & Con section.
- A Bank Account
- Pass A Background Check
- A Social Security Number
-This implies as long as you get to the job site they don’t care how you do it. So if you Uber, Lyft or take public transit to a job that should be fine.
- iOS or Android Smartphone (with texting capability)
Not listed but these are common sense things you would need.
- Be Eligible To Work In The United States
- US Drivers License or Form Of Identification
– You need one of these for registration
- Tools Or Supplies For Whatever Job You Choose To Do
-Takl requires you to supply your own equipment and supplies for jobs.
3. Detailed Job Information
Takl is a service where people can hire you to do household chores and tasks. These chores and tasks are known as Gigs. When you start Takl you say which gigs you would like to do and which you can’t. Remember for whatever gig you do you must furnish your own supplies and equipment. This means if you are mowing a lawn you must bring the lawnmower and gas.
The most requested gigs on Takl are Haul Away, Lawn Mowing and House Cleaning gigs. Like said above for any of these tasks you are responsible for all equipment and supplies. If the home owner is responsible for something it will be noted in the description for the task.
How Do I Get Work
You get work on Takl by looking on the app and going to the available chores section. If a chore looks good then click on it.
Chores are sorted newest to oldest with jobs that are to be done as soon as possible first and scheduled jobs for later on further
Jobs come in a few timeframes for you to accept.
NOW – Do the job as soon as possible. You should be doing these jobs in about an hour.
SCHEDULED – Job is in the future at a set time (EX: Be here at 11a November 11th, 2018)
FLEXIBLE – Job is in the future during a specific time frame (EX: Be here anytime between 11a-6p November 11th, 2018)
With flexible, you will select the time between 11a-6p that you will be there. For example you may say you’ll be there at 1p, show up then because the client will be waiting.
Now what does a job look like? Well here is an example of that…
Under this, a customer includes any information that a Provider may need to know including any specific things they want them to know. From here if you accept the job then the customer gets to look at you and if they accept you too then you have the job!
Getting Into Work
After you have the job you have to show up. Once there its time to get to work. Bring your tools (if you are a handyman), equipment, if you are lawn care professional or whatever you need to do below, is a quick checklist for a first job.
First job checklist
1. Double check you have all your tools, equipment and supplies needed.
2.Communicate with the customer you are on your way
3. Verify the chose is as described.
– You don’t want to be doing work you’re not paid for.
4. Take a picture of the area and job
– “It shows the original condition or a true before and after view” – Takl
– “It shows any existing damage to an area” – Takl
– CYOA (Cover Your Own Ass). Protect yourself from damage claims and junk.
5. Do the job!
6. Take a picture of the completed project
– This is another CYOA step
7. Rate your customer
4. Earnings/Income Breakdown
Earnings Potential (Hourly)
What company claims: N/A
Glassdoor Average: $N/A /hr (source)
WerkQuik Review Earnings: 10 hour average
WerkQuik Earnings Chart. Display Earnings form 10 hours of work.
“Great Pay Fast” that’s the only company claim. It makes sense to a degree since jobs can vary so much. With this said I will try to do multiple jobs for a certain time to see what the pay is going to look like.
Glassdoor Average (source)
Takl literally has no pay information on Glassdoor. I will try to do this review quick so you can get an idea of what you will make as a provider.
This portion of the review still in progress
4. Detailed Pay Information
As a Takl Provider, you are a third party contractor. With this said pay can vary greatly between customer to customer sometimes based on skill and knowledge and sometimes based on luck and just being in the right place at the right time. With Takl pay can vary based on the gig (lawncare/hauling things or such) you take. Some make more and others make less but are eaiser to do.
Generally, you will be seeing 70% of the money customers pay for a gig. Who in the heck is paying $80 to have a shelf assembled is beyond me but regardless.
But below are the ways you will make money with Takl.
The money for the gig you take will be the main way you get paid with Takl. For example, if you took the above job putting together the metal storage shelves you would receive $56.00. You would make $56.00 no matter how fast or nice you were. How fast you are and how nice you are is reflected in your tip. This is very straightforward as prices are set by the app for each job. The $56.00 is after Takl takes their cut and such so that is all you.
Depending on how you do on a job and how much of a cheap ass your customer is you will receive a tip. Tips like any industry are based on how well of a job you do and how much the person likes you that is paying the bill. You keep 100% of your tips and a cool thing is customers can tip in-app or in cash.
If you want to increase your tips I’ll link a blog post here that will show you how to get more tips [ LINK HERE ].
The final way you will get paid with Takl is through fees. For example with hauling gigs, you will get a disposal fee for items the customer no longer wants. You as a Provider get to keep 100% of these fees. However, if you do want you may eliminate these fees to remain competitive or become more competitive in the marketplace.
5. Getting Paid With Takl (The Process)
Generally, it will take 3 days to get paid off of a gig you complete on Takl due to the time it takes for Takl’s payment processing company.
For your first payment, it may take up to a little over a week (7 business days) for payment.
6. Additional Opportunities With Takl
6.1 Income Opportunities With Takl
Opportunities to earn extra passive income with Takl are rather limited however below are a few we have found.
Takl prohibits you to try to do business or exact cash for jobs with clients they give you. Doing so could have you eliminated from the platform.
Wrapify – www.Wrapify.com
Car Wrap Advertising
Wrapify is a company that will pay you for a partial or full car wrap. Pay is $84 – $452 per month depending on the amount of your car you would like to wrap, your location and the demand for car wrap advertising.
Carvertise – www.Carvertise.com
Car Wrap Advertising
Carvertise is a company that will pay you for a partial or full car wrap. Carvertise described their payment model as the following “Our standard payment rate is $100/month. Sometimes there are more specialized campaigns that can pay up to $200 / month but this is not common. We also offer drivers the ability to make additional passive income through parking their cars in certain places at certain times. Our going pay rate for this is typically $30/hour.”
6.2 Savings Opportunities With Takl
Milage Counting App
One of the biggest drains on all of our pockets is taxes and personally, I try to pay as little taxes as possible. MileIQ helps you do just that by helping you write off as many miles as possible. For each mile, you drive you can write off 54.5 cents. That can add up to a lot of money. In addition, you can save $10 signing up to MileIQ with our affliate link. Just click below to sign up.