Online 'Side Job' Website Grows as Consumers Increasingly Look to get Better Deals on Home Maintenance Projects

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Side Job Trader, a website where people can find skilled individuals looking for "side work", is quickly becoming a valued resource for homeowners looking for quality work at an affordable price.

As steady jobs become more precarious, it makes sense for those who have skill to use that skill to make extra money - even if it's just on the side

The current economic downturn brings to light a few harsh realities, such as companies laying people off and consumers having less money to spend. But a few specialty businesses are finding that the economic downturn has persuaded many consumers to look their way, both as a means of employment and as a way to save money. is one of those companies.

"We've found that as the economy gets worse, people start looking for ways to save money" said Side Job Trader president Paul Magruder. "And one such way is to get home repairs and the like done by skilled professionals who offer their service 'on the side'."

Magruder's website caters to skilled professionals who offer their skills to anyone who needs them, anywhere in the US. In other words, an auto mechanic can advertise on the site, and then go fix cars in local people's driveways on the weekend. Or someone who has plumbing skill can offer his or her skill "on the side". Essentially, the website acts as a nationwide "service matchmaker", pairing those who need side work done with skilled local professionals who can do it.

Besides the uptick from the consumer end, Magruder has noticed an influx of talent as well.

"As steady jobs become more precarious, it makes sense for those who have skill to use that skill to make extra money - even if it's just on the side" noted Magruder "We've definitely seen our talent base - which is nationwide - grow."

Side Job Trader has also had an effect on those who want to start their own small business, in essence giving entrepreneurs a very cost-effective advertising outlet - one that's geared towards small business. "Often, the biggest obstacle to starting a business is where to effectively advertise on a startup budget" commented business author and entrepreneur expert Dan Furman "Side Job Trader seems to handle that very nicely - literally anyone can afford them, yet, they're also very effective because of their tight focus."

About Side Job Trader, LLC:
Side Job Trader allows tradespeople of all skill levels to list their service, and gives people who need work done a place to find them. The online database is fully searchable, and is nationwide. To learn more about this service, please visit the website at


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