The Problem- A Personal Story
Not so long ago our founder Jayati decided to help her talented teenage daughter look for a summer writing gig. Writing happens to be one of her daughter's many strengths. Sadly, they did not come across anything worthwhile and gave up their search after sometime. Students today typically have a plethora of skills that are indeed valuable. For those that love to write, earning money ought to be that much simpler. You would think that there are opportunities out there to allow them to write power reviews, high-volume blogs or forum posts. However, on some sites finding these gigs often means wading through garbage and scams. On some other sites, the poor response was perhaps because students and part-timers end up competing against businesses and professionals advertising their services where talent was largely ignored due to lack of experience. On some other popular sites she was alarmed to find inappropriate posts existed alongside "writing" gigs which made her question the integrity of the site.
Jayati was convinced that there was not a single innovative platform that was out there which had a solution to the most vexing problem that they faced. That's how the idea to build a gig marketplace for part-timers and students with the idea of growing a network came to their mind.
What jobs will I let my daughter do ?
At Flipgigs, we are trying to create a talent based P2P part-timers and student services marketplace connecting consumers and businesses with a motivated, affordable network of part-timers and students that are eager to take on part-time gigs and jobs. Flipgigs builds on the social profile and hence there is a greater trust associated with real identities unlike some other websites. It's not difficult to calculate your reliability, consistency, and responsiveness from the trail you leave as you engage with others on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. The incentive to be good is high as any negative rating has the possibility to be carried to the rest of the web through the social network.
Part-timers and students need a platform to find gigs, and consumers and businesses could use students and part-timers for gigs and jobs saving on huge costs. Much of popular culture would have you believe that most students are busy frittering away their loans and grants on lifestyle habits. However, in today's world high school and college students are faced with an enormous pressure to maintain a certain lifestyle. Companies are wooing students like never before. There is a constant need to earn money on the side while the world is dangling shiny things at their faces.
If you're academically capable, you could turn your intellectual asset into cash. If you are in the varsity school tennis team, make steady income on the side by instructing younger children who need tennis lessons or classes. Flipgigs is the best place to find the right barista, the person who could clean your lawn when you are on a budget, the guy who can take care of your pets while you are on vacation, the part-timer or student who can help you with internet marketing for a brand new startup or even website design and development.
The vast majority of parents today are finding it increasingly difficult to dip into their dwindling retirement savings to cough up hefty tuition fees or give into their children's demands. While at university, students often think that it will be challenging for them to financially support themselves. Well, think no more. Flipgigs is here to revolutionize the part-timer and student employment market.
We are made of up highly talented and driven individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. At Flipgigs, our mission is to build a platform that connects part-timers and student service providers directly with consumers and employers thus creating opportunities for students and part-timers with flexible ways to build multiple streams of income