A new website offers thousands of South Africans the chance to work together and share in the profits.
Hundreds of South Africans (soon to be thousands) have joined together to create an exciting new website called FINDINGTHINGS.co.za which is a one-stop site for finding things – where to buy things, where to go on holiday, latest restaurants in your area, jobs, hobbies, weddings, maternity, babies, cars, boats, planes……anything and everything.
It is a directory of mini-websites known as Groups. Each looks and works just like a Facebook page, and is managed and owned by someone in the community who also keeps 100% of the income. Users can post questions in their own language, chat about a subject and get responses from like-minded people.
The website is unique as it shares its profits as well as its knowledge. A spokesperson from FindingThings explains:
‘Instead of employing 2 000 people and scooping all the profits, we are giving 2 000 people the opportunity to own their own business looking after as many Groups as they can manage. Each Group will only generate between R2 000 and R3 000 pm, but part-timers can manage up to 10 with full-timers looking after 100+’
There will ultimately be a comprehensive index of information with thousands of categories. The site needs over 2000 people part time and 200 full time to all join together to create a super-index of information, with everyone benefiting from one another’s contribution.