Editor's review Page 2 of 3

Published 23 May 2018

[cont'd] organised outlet for the freelancer's skills and then takes it to the next level. As a potential customer who doesn't have the time or doesn't want the hassle of regularly walking the dogs or catering a party, this app provides a location-based map to find someone who'll do it for them for a price. You can set locations anywhere in the world and post a project that needs to be done to the industry that you need and then sort through any replies via a private message where prices and availability can be discussed. It can be something as simple as the aforementioned dog walking or something much more complicated and involved like a wedding with all its associated factors like marquee hire, cake making and chauffeuring.

Tradespeople are encouraged to promote themselves and maintain a social media presence in their local communities to help grow their business whether they are a team or a freelancer acting alone. Their profiles should represent their relevant skills, the prices they charge and examples of their work as well as reviews and ratings from previous customers. Maybe you are a retired but able bodied electrician, a retrenched office worker, a simple hobbyist or you just have a unique skill - it makes no difference. If you can do the job properly you can be part of the market. 

TapinTrades is a brilliant concept for turning the tide against a downturn in work for the...