January 16, 2009

Do My Stuff – Get Help With Your Dirty Work


Do My Stuff is an online marketplace, where people can post projects for others to bid on that they want to have completed. Intended as an easy way of outsourcing your chores, the site now contains a variety of projects in different categories, including everything from washing windows to creating Powerpoint presentations.

Signing up is a simple matter. You can set up your account to do stuff, get stuff done or do both, then fill out some location information so that jobs can be targeted to you. To find a suitable task simply browse, enter a bid and you will be awarded the task if you have the winning bid. There is an escrow system so that bidders can ensure that they get paid.

Creating a task to be assigned is also simple via a one page form where you put details of the task and location, as well as the type of bidder you are hoping to attract. Set a closing date for bids and the winning bidder will do your stuff.

The site seems like an excellent idea to fill a real need. It’s a mix of eBay and a freelance bidding site.

Practical Uses:

  • Find someone to help you plan a bachelorette party
  • Get help to finish your multimedia Powerpoint presentation
  • Search for someone to create your website
  • Find odd jobs available in your area to make extra money

Insider Tips:

  • Setup your profile so you can specify a geography range within which jobs should be allocated to you
  • Use the watchlist function to keep track of bids that interest you
  • Set up a business profile to make it easy for bidders to find you
  • Upload samples to your online portfolio so that buyers can assess your skill level

What we liked:

  • The site has a clean, uncluttered interface which makes it easy to browse jobs
  • The built in messaging system makes it easy for buyers and assistants to communicate throughout the job
  • Having an escrow system provides a level of payment security
  • There is a useful forum where you can find answers to many queries

What we didn’t like:

  • There are too few jobs on the site; it still needs to grow to be truly useful


Company Info:

  • Launched: April 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Founded by: Darren Berkovitz
  • Web site:


  • Free to join
  • Fees obtained based on a percentage of successful bidders’ revenue

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