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Watch as Gemma finds out about Dunelm’s new initiative with Airtasker which could help you earn extra cash

2 months ago


By The Guide Liverpool

As the cost of living crisis continues to impact many across the North West, Dunelm, the UK’s leading homewares retailer, is helping local people put their handy skills and spare time to make some extra cash through local services marketplace, Airtasker. 

Whether attendees you 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, you could turn your DIY talents into cash and potentially earning over £4,000 a month*.


Cheshire-based Chris Elliott, 49 has been earning money through the scheme since 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.”


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 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. Last month, Dunelm held a free workshop on site to explain how local people could earn money on the side.

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.

Find out more about this new initiative with Dunelm and Airtasker here.



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