Another one of those “I wish I’d thought of that” moments. http://www.sortedlocal.com
The idea is simple. Lots of us are time poor but have lots of tasks that need doing, and lots of us have time and will complete those tasks for payment. SortedLocal are simply connecting to two.
It’s for non-skilled tasks, so walking the dog, picking up dry cleaning, waiting around for a plumber or mowing the lawn rather than re-wiring a house so in some senses they are disrupting the normal mode of acquiring help by connecting people with a need to an community of unskilled, but hard working people.