The service is called Fiverr.com (http://fiverr.com/)
It’s a marketplace for services that start at (and are mostly in units of) $5.
I paid a Fiverr for a member to take the design for my book, the small book about BIG ideas and turn it into a 3D book. The turnaround was less than 24 hours and it cost me $5 (£3.35). Ridiculous isn’t it.
There’s seemingly no limit to what you can get for a fiver including;- turning a photo into a comic style avatar
– getting a gorgeous girl/ boy to post a video message on your facebook page pretending to be your girl / boy friend
– translating text into any language
– testing your website and offering feedback
– helping you with your homework for an hour
– filming a dog catching a frisbee with your message on it
Using platforms like Fiverr to find specialist contractors from the crowd to do individual pieces of work is, for me, the future of work.