Setup Ikea Furniture (The Unique Side Hustle)

I don’t like buying furniture from Ikea because when you have to setup Ikea furniture, it can be the most frustrating task.

This is what happens when I tried to setup furniture from Ikea.

Satish Gaire Mad At Ikea Instructions

How To Setup Ikea Furniture?

If you are anyone other than me, setting up furniture from Ikea is pretty easy.

My side hustle partner Nikesh is actually pretty good at it. When we buy furniture for the office, he is the one setting it up. Something that takes me hours to do, he does it in minutes.

All Ikea furniture comes with instructions, all you have to do is follow it and your furniture is all set up and ready-to-go!

So my side hustle brain starting thinking, “Is there money to be made from this?” and “there has to be people like me that are struggling out there.”

After doing some research there is money to be made doing this and there are so many people like me that are frustrating putting together their Ikea furniture that they are willing to pay someone else to do it for them.

Now, I am going to teach you how to make money from this.

How To Make Money Setting Up Ikea Furniture?

Before we start, just keep in mind that you have to good at setting these things up. I am not saying that you need to be a handyman but if you are good at setting up furnitures (doesn’t have to be just Ikea furniture), you will make a lot of money doing this.

Something simple as setting up Ikea furniture can make you a lot of money.

Signup for TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a website where people can find other people to do jobs like setting up furniture.

When you sign up there, people will be able to contact you when they need a furniture setup. Also if someone post about a certain task they need to get done, you can contact them.

TaskRabbit also has a partnership with Ikea. So when people contact Ikea about getting someone to set up their furniture, Ikea will find people on TaskRabbit and send it to their customers.taskrabbit ikea furniture message

Sign Up On Facebook MarketPlace

TaskRabbit is a great place to find customers. But you are going to be competing with a lot of other people.

Another great place to find customers is Facebook MarketPlace. post a service for $50 and say you will build (or assemble) any furniture for them.

A lot of people are not using Facebook MarketPlace to do this as people think it’s only a place to sell your old junk and most people use it for flipping their items.Facebook MarketPlace Furniture Assembly

Print Out Flyers

This is a little old school but it works. Print out flyers saying that you can assemble Ikea furniture.

Then you go to the Ikea parking lot and put it on the windshield of every single car there.flyers-on-cars

Assemble Furniture

Practice by assembling your own furniture that you purchase from Ikea or anywhere else. After that ask your friends and family if they are buying new furniture and offer to help assemble them for free.

Setting up Ikea furniture is not too difficult. All of them kind of fit together the same way. So if you master setting up a few, you will know how to do them all easily.


It’s not too hard to setup Ikea furniture and it’s even easier to make money doing it. If you follow the setup from above, you can start this side hustle and make easy and fast money.

Question You May Have Before Starting

How Much Should You Charge To Setup Ikea Furniture?

You can charge anywhere from $40-200 depending on the type of furniture and the amount of work that will take to set it up.

Is this legal to do?

Of course, it is. A lot of people restrict themselves from making money because they are worried if it is legal or not. The worst thing anyone can tell you is “No don’t do it” they’re not going to arrest you. Plus there are others doing the same thing.

How Can I Stand Out In This Side Hustle?

It all comes down to hustling. Can you out-hustle your competition? Few ways you can do that is by offering same-day assembly. Most assembly people need to schedule weeks out in advance but if you can assemble on that same day they contact you, they are willing to hire you over everyone else.

How Can I Get More Customers?

TaskRabbit and Facebook MarketPlace are a great place to start. But there are other websites that you can list your service on. You can even go to Ikea and hand out business cards to every person walking in and out of the store. (They might ask you to leave but that’s ok, go to the next Ikea or furniture store in town)

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