Ringo Starr once famously sang "I get by with a little help from my friends", mostly because his friends were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. For help that won't expose you as talentless, there's TaskRabbit.
Just launched in Chi, TR connects people without the time to get their checklists done with folks who have the time and skills necessary to accomplish them, earning them extra cash they'll need to pay random people to do their errands. The reverse-auction-style system allows you to post a task and suggested price, after which fully vetted runners can place bids (hopefully undercutting one another) until you select the one with the right blend of skills and price to get your Skiles and Price, i.e., people who'll assist you. Though none of the runners are former NBA point guards (too bad, Randy Brown could use the coin), they do set themselves apart from other similar services by featuring folks skilled in such varied areas as photography, cooking, fixing a computer, and conducting research (step one: fix computer).
In honor of the launch, anyone who posts what they plan to do with their extra free time is entered into a contest stacked with prize giveaways including an all-expenses-paid trip anywhere in the continental US, courtesy of Virgin America, a population that shrank considerably after everyone started helping out their friends.