- 88% said they expected to earn a significant amount of money from sharing their skills and tasks including DIY, IT and Languages
- 20% would use money earned to help them survive tough economic times
- Some users spending 10+ hours per week sharing skills because of high demand
- 64% recommended the sharing economy to a friend or family member
CareToShare, a platform that brings people together to share their knowledge, skills and tasks, today announces the results of a survey carried out amongst 1000 active users. 88% said they expected to earn a significant amount of money from sharing their skills and tasks and the average they expected to earn a month was £390. 20% said that the money earned would help them to survive through tough economic times whereas 70% surveyed said the extra money would pay for luxuries such as meals out or a weekend away.
The average time a week a user expects to commit to sharing their skills and tasks is 6 hours but some respondents claimed to already be committing 10 hours a week due to demand for their skills. 82% claimed to have enjoyed sharing their skills and tasks with other users and 64% said they had recommended the sharing economy to a friend or family member. Encouragingly 14% of users said they had swapped their skills or tasks for others in return from other users, removing the need for payment. The most popular categories so far were DIY, IT skills and Languages.
Says Co-Founder and CEO Nick Segrue, “The goal when conceiving the idea for CareToShare was to help people to learn new skills and to earn extra money from the skills they currently had. It’s wonderful to see this now coming to fruition and to have so many users enthusiastic about their skill and task sharing experience.”
About CareToShare – Bringing people together to share their knowledge, skills and tasks building towards being the AirBnB of skill and task sharing.