By David Ponce
Paying people to do your chores just got a Web 2.0 kick, and we think it’s great. Believe us: we have waited for a service like this for a long time now. DoMyStuff is a simple eBay-like service where people post chores they don’t want to do themselves, and wouldn’t mind paying to see them done instead. Whether is cleaning out your gutters, buffing your car or being a good father to your children, you can post it up. People then bid down on your task, until you select someone to do the work. You then place your money in escrow with the company, until the task is accomplished and your new
slave assistant gets paid. It’s possible to limit bidding by location, and, well, that’s it. If the service can gain traction, and the company can manage to keep the creeps and idiots away (“Kill my wife” “Torch the neighbor’s house”, etc.), it just might become indispensable. At least for fetching us coffee and donuts and such.
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