I would be keen to get your feedback both on the site`s design and the service itself. (Including cost etc) on my new website www.INeedThingsDone.com. The site is now open for registrations and job postings but I haven`t announced it yet or done any promotion as I was keen to get some feedback first and really esnure I have a good launch plan. Perhaps you can help me with ideas on this. I`m solely an individual who wanted to help people so I don`t have a huge amounts of money, but I have ambition which I hope is enough.
Did I build the site myself, what was my goals.
I`ve built this site completely on my own. I`m not the best design wise guy but I`m pretty capable with coding. I`ve tried to the best design wise I can. The goal of the site was to get it up and running quickly and to make it easy to read, use and understand without making it to complex.
What my site is about.
The website is about helping people get jobs done, especially with helping out people who maybe struggling financially but still deserve to get things done. On the flip side it`s also about helping out people who have the skills to do work but perhaps can`t find work, are unemployed, working from home, stay at home mums or just having troubles finding leads. The idea is simple. People post jobs for a small fee ($3.50 USD), they`re alowed to post 3 pictures with the job either showing what needs doing or how they want something to turn out.They can also record and upload a video to You-Tube and embed this as well, and they have the option to choose multiple people. The jobs can be anything, home repair, car repair, design work, office work, pick up trash from my yard, deliver something...etc etc etc, the possibilities are endless.
From here the community offer to do the job. They can offer to do the job for standard price or offer to do the job for a higher price. If they offer a higher price they can post comments as to why the offer is higher. There comments will be visible to people.
The person who posted the job can look through the profiles of the people offering to do the job. The profile page shows information about them and also has previous job feedback listed on the page with pictures of their finished work. The profile page can also show a link to the users LinkedIn account to show their feedback on that site also.
The user chooses who they want and that person comes and does the job, the job poster pays the person and then comes back to the site to close the job. To close a job all they need to do is give feedback to the user. The feedback system is simple and also allows you to upload images of the finished product. This helps the user get more jobs in the future.
The system is about trusting people, but the user has to take this responsibility. If it helps people gets things done then I think people are ok with that. I also have RSS set-up so people can create feeds specific to their country etc. With these feeds I have created facebook fan pages so that jobs appear on users walls to help spread the word and empower the community. I`ll also be posting the feeds to twitter etc. (Example facebook page is here )
My mum is a pensioner and owns her own home, she can`t afford to get her house fixed up because quotes are way to high for her. With this site I`m hoping she can finaly get things done.
Let me know if you have any questions, feedback etc, would love to hear people`s thoughts and whether you think this is a good idea or not. I`m looking for any support for launching my site also. I`m happy to show links on my site to sites that review and spread the word about my site, I`m also willing to give all your members a free job posting with a coupon code specific to your site also that gives the users $3.50 credit. (That was built in for my launch plan)
Owner of www.INeedThingsdone.com