Airtasker boasts a 'workforce' of 43,000 people in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
It also brags that it has 'created' over $600,000 in jobs. But that's just under $13.95 per person.
Included in that average is the company's move into the business market - when it started, the jobs were largely personal services like giving someone a lift to the airport or walking a dog.
Two recent examples involved handing out leaflets. One paid $170 for nine hours work on weekdays, the other $130 for six hours on a weekend. Not a fortune, but respectable rates.
Some business advertisers appear to be trying to drive down rates. One previously paid $25 for a task (which if done properly would probably take far longer than the advertiser's estimate), and is now offering just $15 for it be performed again.
Since there seem to be very few tasks offered for less than $15 (someone did offer $10 for a scan or photo of the takeaway menu from a certain restaurant), the only likely explanation for the low average earnings is that a good proportion of Airtasker participants are getting no work at all.