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This startup is basically a gay NSFW version of Airtasker

I would love to say I was totally surprised, but it was only a matter of time.

You would have to be living under an actual rock not to have noticed the stellar success that two particular types of startups have been having in the last 24 months. I am talking about task based applications such as Airtasker, Task Rabbit and (to a more curated degree) Sidekicker and gay “dating” apps like Grindr, Scruff, Hornet and let’s be honest  – Tinder.

Sex and laziness are perhaps two of the biggest past times in the world today and a group of young (presumably) gay upstarts have thought of a way to solve both these issues in one easy platform – it’s called Cock4Jobs (yep) or C4J if you are a fan of a sneaky abbreviation.

There is nothing exactly new or proprietary about the mechanics of the platform. It works in exactly the same way that Sydney-based company Airtasker does. Users post a task they would like completed, or on the flip side, a task they are able to complete for someone and set it live for other men on the system to check out and offer a hand. The big difference is all around the compensation.

At C4J there is no exchange of dollars for completing tasks. Instead, those posting jobs need to offer a “treat” in exchange.

Now now, minds out of the gutter please. The treat can be something as simple as cooking them a nice meal or tickets to a local theatre production. Of course with a name like COCK FOR JOBS – it happens to be attracting an entirely different array of treats from early adopters, which I am sure you can use your imagination to understand.

Will it scale? Most Probably.

Would I use it? All I will say is IKEA furniture is perhaps one of the most annoying things to put together on earth.

Featured image: Manmanblog.





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