Need something done around the house? One of the easiest and most efficient ways is to hire an independent contractor. This offers flexibility and immediacy for people who want help with their projects large or small. Add to this the ability to use an app to find independent contractors, chat with them directly and get near-immediate responses, which offers significant customer service advantages to consumers. People use independent contractors for all sorts of tasks including home repairs, yard work, and even cleaning and laundry!
Our friends at TaskRabbit created the TaskRabbit Independent Contractor Index — which examines the number of tasks completed and satisfaction ratings for home improvement projects booked on the TaskRabbit platform. And the data proves that residents of North Carolina significantly increased their usage of independent contractors in recent months. Not only that but our state ranked #19 for showing appreciation towards these workers. These rankings are based on key indicators such as average tip amount, work recommendations given, frequency of good reviews, and the number of polite phrases used.
These are the states ranked in order of gratitude score towards independent contractors:
1. Wyominghere.2. Mississippi 3. Georgia 4. Vermont 5. New Jersey 6. Oklahoma 7. Kentucky 8. Nebraska 9. Washington 10. Arkansas 11. West Virginia 12. Florida 13. New Mexico 14. Arizona 15. Missouri 16. Nevada 17. New Hampshire 18. Virginia 19. North Carolina 20. Texas As a lifelong southerner, it’s no surprise that the South takes a lead in politeness and overall appreciation shown towards gig workers. For the complete list of rankings and in-depth analysis you can view the full study