The Gig Economy Continues to Deteriorate
The current online jobs platforms, part of the so-called gig economy, continue to get worse as the years go by. Higher fees, suspensions, registration rejections, low/no pay, and scams continue to proliferate and I hear about it almost daily.
I’ve waited at least six years for a new online jobs platform that is fair and worker focused to emerge. Unfortunately, it has never come. So I’ve decided to try and build it myself.
Seeking Mission-Aligned Funding
I’ve been silently volunteering my time (10,000 hours and still counting!) almost daily since 2015 (through various initiatives) and helped thousands of workers for free, and so suffice it to say, I don’t have the huge requisite money to jumpstart and sustain this new initiative.
Since late-2017, I’ve reached out to many grantmakers, angel investors, VCs, and even local government agencies (Philippines) for a specific kind of funding support: non-dilutive like grants, low-/no-interest loans, and angel/impact investments. I found out first-hand that it’s rare and very difficult to find values and mission-aligned funders.
Fortunately, I can use crowdfunding (fundraising) to get funding support from workers and backers who want to realize an online jobs platform that puts workers first, ahead of profits.
PlatformX: The World’s First for Many Reasons
PlatformX, the online jobs platform we’re building is nothing like you’ve seen before. We will build it for and with the workers. In other words, the workers’ voice will be heard, and we’ll build a safe and genuinely supportive community.
Workers who join PlatformX as members will enjoy many exclusive perks and benefits, including ZERO commission fees.
Early-bird and Super early-bird members (the first 100 to 1,000 worker-members to join) will enjoy the lowest membership fees ever.
More details will be posted here soon. Stay tuned for updates! Share your comments below and on my Facebook page!