There’s a better way to make a buck.Startups like TaskRabbit and Zaarly are here to help you make some money while helping people out with tasks ranging from housework to simply walking a dog.
And they aren’t the only ones. Plenty of other companies operate on a similar idea, connecting strangers who can help each other out for a fee.
Here’s a look at some of the big names in the space.
Big-name companies put listings on Gigwalk to help employ a mobile workforce. Tasks can vary from photographing a store display to make sure it's set up correctly to taking a picture of the vodka section of a liquor store so a vodka company can see what its product looks to the public.
There's plenty of room for the common man as well. We found a listing for someone needing help recording a voiceover for a video.
What can you do that's worth $5? If you have a good answer make yourself available on Fiverr, where the going rate for everything is $5.
Items can vary from custom artwork to translation services to the totally silly and mundane. But money's money, and people are spending it here.