More than 1m people have joined the Irish-owned skill-based social network SkillPages since its formal launch last January.
Co-founded by former Perlico CEO Ian MacDonald, SkillPages brings together friends and social connections to help source skills from “trusted individuals”. A free service, it also helps users get found by people who need their skills.
Almost every type of skill is covered, from accountants, plumbers and dog walkers, to gardeners, musicians and designers.
SkillPages has raised €3.5m to date and has users in 160 countries. MacDonald said: “We set out to enable a simple way for people to create a credible online presence for their skills. Our user growth is a reflection of how people are reacting positively, creating a SkillPage and getting found by new customers and employers.”
The company celebrated 1m users by launching a new feature on the site called ‘Opportunities’. This streamlines the process of finding skilled people by leveraging a user’s network of real-life contacts. “Whether you are looking for a skilled person as an employee, to help you at home or otherwise, SkillPages is the easy way to do it,” MacDonald explained.