Skills Nearby aims to reinvent the freelance job market by bringing work back to local economies. It's often difficult to find people with the exact skills you require, and often businesses have to outsource to foreign countries. This can cause a number of complications including; trust, poor communication, missed deadlines, poor delivery.
Skills Nearby solves this issue by providing a search facility to find people nearby who have the skills you need. Unlike other freelance market places such as PeoplePerHour and Elance, there is no complicated sign-up/messaging or bidding system. You type in the skills you are looking for and up comes the results and contact information for people you need.
Using local freelancers helps to keep creative and technical skills in your area. SkillsNearby is essentially the Yellow Pages for local, talented freelancers.