Job Skills For Sale. A How to Guide

June, 18, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers
job skills

What job skills can you sell?

What a great evening we had. Just got home from our twitter lesson with Genevieve and we wanted to share the experience… Meet Genevieve, an incredibly talented woman who was working full time for a reputable well known software company. She got laid off from her job. The timing could not have been worse as she had just become pregnant. The prospect of finding a new job was unfortunately slim. She went for several interviews and came close to getting hired. Who wouldn’t want to work with such a talented woman with so many incredible job skills?  But being the honest sweet girl she is, and with an obvious growing belly, she divulged her pregnancy each time. So this pregnant girl decided to go out and sell her job skills and start freelancing.

She posted her profile and at the same time we posted a “gig” looking for someone to show us the ins and outs of Twitter. We wanted to quickly and efficiently learn the tool from an expert with experience. We immediately got matched! We set up the parameters of the project and decided to meet at a coffee shop for our lesson. Sending our questions in advance, Genevieve showed up with a detailed description on how to make use and take advantage of this incredible social media. It was a great success and we even tweeted her later to show off our new job skills.  This meeting will definitely lead to more projects with Genevieve as we know there are lots of other companies that have this same need.

We wondered, without a site like Workhoppers, where could we find and be matched with someone locally to teach us? Such a simple task that required very few hours! We certainly wouldn’t feel comfortable to find somebody on some of the sites that sell tires and furniture. At Workhoppers we had her picture, her CV, her job skills and even some of her main traits. We knew a lot about Genevieve before even meeting with her. At the same time Genevieve felt comfortable to meet with us. She had a lot of information about our company in advance.

Matches and new jobs happen each day by way of the internet.  But, it is a great feeling to see and feel the effects first hand! It is amazing that people looking for flexible work can now more easily find local jobs and companies can more efficiently run their businesses with tools available on the web.

Do you have a particular job skill you would like to sell? Or if you are a company what job skills would you like to buy? Here are just some expertise that are in demand: Write a blog article, create a logo, create an infographic, produce a video, create a  Power point presentation, write up a business plan…..

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Written by Linda Singer, Co-Founder at Workhoppers…where talented people find flexible work and savvy companies get local help on-demand.

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