LOS ALTOS, Calif., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Konversai, the world's first personal knowledge marketplace, was founded on a radical new idea – we all have some knowledge that is valuable to someone else, and once we connect over live video, magic happens. The web platform, which is operating in open beta, enables people all over the world and across any knowledge segment to connect, teach, learn, grow, and make money.
Konversai is perfect for the millions of people looking to enter the gig economy. For those with valuable knowledge and skills and time on their hands, Konversai offers a platform to share what they know with everyone in the world and monetize that knowledge. In addition, for people looking for someone who can offer information, guidance, or teaching but are limited by whom they know, where they live, and when they can talk, Konversai offers a solution for one-on-one learning. It connects knowledge seekers and knowledge providers through live video sessions and lets them communicate, schedule, converse, and pay all in one place.
"Konversai is a simple way for anyone, anywhere to learn or teach about anything," said Sushma Sharma, founder and CEO of Konversai. "Nothing beats the interaction that live video chat provides. Those who want to learn specific skills sets in a more customized way than online courses provide can get personalized knowledge from someone who can help in real-time. For those with something to teach, Konversai opens up a whole new world of earning opportunities that the 'gig economy' has not yet seen until now."
A study published in 2016 by the McKinsey Global Institute found that 20-30% of the labor force in both the U.S. and the EU-15 is now made up of independent workers who are either self-employed or do temporary work. Termed the "gig economy," this new trend has seen the rise of independent entrepreneurs who supplement and even replace traditional jobs through part-time and independent work. Konversai empowers users to harness their knowledge and translate it into connections and earnings from anywhere in the world, providing a portal through which people can set their own hours, define their own rates, and take control of their own earning power. Whatever their knowledge level, knowledge providers can tune their rates and hours to reflect what they offer.
For knowledge seekers, Konversai provides a powerful resource to gain the specific knowledge they seek and learn the exact skills they desire. Video tutorials have already become one of the most popular ways people gain knowledge, with daily views on YouTube videos led by a bevy of creators posting how-tos, tutorials, and guides reaching nearly 5 billion a day. What's missing from existing platforms is the live human interaction. Retention of knowledge is much greater when you're actually interacting with someone compared to when you're just watching a video. Konversai harnesses the powers of video while also providing human interaction, creating a more fruitful learning experience.
"Konversai is a brilliant idea and an incredibly helpful tool," says Rodrigo Miro, provider on Konversai. "It has allowed me to meet new people and make friends in different countries. The best part is the flexibility it offers me to book sessions whenever my schedule allows. I make around $400 a week teaching Spanish for about an hour or two a day. Konversai is helping me support my family and gives me the flexibility to spend time with them without the pressure of a full-time job."
Miro isn't the only one with this sentiment. "Konversai is a revolutionary marketplace for ideas and communication," says Adam Hernandez, another provider on Konversai. "I have been able to teach guitar lessons to students 3,000 miles away because of it. Konversai is helping to make the world a much smaller place for people wanting to share their passions with others worldwide!"
A Wide Knowledge Base
Konversai offers knowledge and information in areas including but not limited to:
- Beauty & Style
- Performing Arts
- Food & Cooking
- Health & Fitness
- Coaching & Counseling
For more information, visit https://www.konversai.com/
Konversai, Inc.'s mission is to democratize knowledge, put humanity back into the heart of technology, and make the world a better place—one person, one connection, and one conversation at a time. Combining the power of social networks, the accessibility of video chats, and the financial independence of freelancing, Konversai provides a place for anyone to learn, teach, and share from a powerful knowledge base spanning across the globe. For more information, visit https://www.konversai.com/home
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