"On demand" services could be considered the Next Big Thing in the tech industry. Netflix and similar services let you watch movies and TV shows "on demand." And there are plenty of other startups and existing services that have jumped on the "on demand" bandwagon. From clothes and interior decorating to dog walking, alcohol delivery and more, there's an on-demand service (or two or three) for just about anything.
We're going to tell you how you can use this wave of new services to make some money. Note that most of these options are newer startups, so they aren't available in every city. Still, if one interests you, keep checking back for new locations, or apply anyway to let the company know someone in your area is interested in the job.
1. Complete everyday tasks
OK, we've talked about TaskRabbit a lot on this site, so it isn't really "new," but it does have a new feature that fits the new on-demand world we live in. If you remember, TaskRabbit lets people post simple jobs like furniture assembly, home cleaning, grocery shopping or moving help. You can sign up as a "Tasker" and make money completing those tasks.
However, traditionally those tasks take one to three days to accept and complete. Sometimes people want things done right away. That's why TaskRabbit is moving toward on-demand work. With its new options, tasks can be confirmed in five minutes and completed within 90 minutes.
Not only is that good for users in a time crunch, it gives Taskers more opportunities to work throughout the day. TaskRabbit is available in 18 major U.S. cities and expanding.