If you need an easy way to outsource small jobs locally, Airtasker might be worth looking into.
Airtasker is a Web site where small businesses or individuals can list a specific task that needs completing to over 43,000 Australians who have signed up to offer services via the site.
The people completing tasks on the website might do it as a part-time job. Think of it as eBay meets traditional job classifieds.
To post a task you assign a task category - like office admin, delivery or IT support - enter the description of what needs to be done, location of the task and how much you will pay for the job to be completed.
It's free to list your task and individuals can express interest in your job by making an offer or commenting on the job. You can review the quality of the candidate by viewing their profile, which includes a job performance rating, their skill set and other jobs that the person has completed.
Airtasker claims that almost half of all tasks being outsourced have come from small and medium sized businesses seeking staff for short-term projects - like mystery shopping, field research and promotional work such as handing out flyers and logo designs.
Airtasker is planning to grow the 43, 000 strong workforce over the next 12 months by working closely with promotional and recruitment agencies.