Dunelm Sefton to help locals use their skills and spare time to generate extra income to combat cost of living crisis
1 month ago
As the cost of living crisis continues to impact many across the North West, Dunelm, the UK’s leading homewares retailer, is hosting a free workshop at its Sefton store to show local customers how they can put their handy skills and spare time to good use to boost their income through local services marketplace, Airtasker.
The Dunelm event will take place on Wednesday 22nd February, at 6:15pm in the store’s Pausa café – with complimentary tea, coffee and cake on offer as well.
Whether attendees are a dab hand at assembling flat pack furniture and putting up shelves or have the time to take on errands like local pick-up and delivery, the workshop will demonstrate how they could turn their talents into cash and potentially earning over £4,000 a month*.
Cheshire based Chris Elliott, 49, will be sharing his story of how Airtasker has helped him to create a side income, as well as taking part in a live Q&A. Chris joined Airtasker in July 2022 after semi- retiring from a successful career. His resourceful approach and practical skills have seen him turning his hand to a wide variety of jobs via the Airtasker app, from assembling flat pack furniture, to jump starting cars to editing medical manuscripts!
Chris Elliot says;
‘I had little idea of what to expect when I signed up to Airtasker but am delighted with both the income it has generated for me and the flexible way in which I am able to decide which tasks are the ones I want to take on. I know it’s great for my customers as well, to be able to choose a local person at the right price to help them with the tasks they are unable to take on themselves. I am really looking forward to sharing more about my experience as a ‘Tasker’ to the customers attending the Dunelm Sefton workshop’.
Peter Hynes, Store Manager of the Sefton store said:
“We know some customers are keen to generate extra income in these challenging times, so this free workshop is a great opportunity to get them started, using skills they already have to help others and make some money in the process. We also hope other customers will benefit from having locally available people to help them with practical tasks like assembling flat pack furniture or hanging a mirror.”
Anyone interested in the scheme is able to view what they could earn through Airtasker with its Side Hustle Calculator
Earning potentials include:
- Assembling furniture (£416)
- Pick-up and delivery (£312)
- Painting (£901)
- Cleaning (£409)
*Over one month doing just two tasks a week
Dunelm’s association with Airtasker is just one initiative that the retailer is introducing in the North West to help its network of stores support members of their local community, during what is a challenging time for so many.
The initiatives range from community charity projects to the new Home to Home homeware donation scheme, part of Dunelm’s wider commitment to a circular economy.
For anyone in the Sefton area interested in attending, signing up for free is easy via the EventBrite link Sign up here with the full details below:
Where: Dunelm Sefton, Pausa Café
Address: Dunnings Bridge Road Liverpool L30 6TQ
Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023
Time: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
RSVP: Sign up here