Site connects green-fingered students with paid work
January 30, 2016
Students in need of extra cash are often happy to do tasks and chores for their time-poor neighbors, in return for payments or discounts. We have already seen the likes of Werkly facilitating this exchange for those without internet, and now Yaardvark is doing the same for green-fingered workers.
Yaardvark is a free P2P platform, which enables homeowners to recruit local high school or college students to help around the yard. To begin, both parties create profiles on the website. Students detail any previous work, list what tools they have and their availability, while employers detail the jobs they need doing and the pay available. Users can then browse the site and connect over potential jobs. They then make an arrangement that suits both parties and once complete, review their experience of each other for further users to refer to. The site is free to use for everyone.
Could sites such as Airbnb launch a similar P2P function for house-keeping?